Date: Wednesday, September 23
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: Online
Cost: $15-$25
How can we reimagine and reinvent our organizations to be more relevant, equitable, and sustainable?

The crises of this moment are challenging many of us to rethink how we lead, create, raise funds, program, and engage with communities. If the pandemic is a portal (as Arundhati Roy puts it), where do we hope it will lead us? How can we reimagine and reinvent our organizations to be more relevant, equitable, and sustainable?

In this interactive session, Nina Simon will share concrete strategies to help your team re-vision your organization and your relationship with the communities that matter most to your future. Nina will draw from her current work as Spacemaker and CEO of OF/BY/FOR ALL, as well as her past experience leading a small museum from the brink of bankruptcy to transformative community impact. You’ll leave the session with inspiring examples from around the world and concrete tools you can use to reimagine a community-centered future.

Cost: With the generous support of our funders, SVCREATES is able to offer this webinar at a reduced rate.
  • Santa Clara County-based arts organizations/artists: $15
  • Registrants outside Santa Clara County: $25
Scholarships are available, please contact Alyssa Erickson:

Learn more and register to attend here.

Presenter: Nina Simon is the Spacemaker & CEO of OF/BY/FOR ALL, a global nonprofit that creates digital tools to help civic and cultural organizations become more inclusive, relevant, and sustainable. The OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network program involves over 50 museums, libraries, parks, theaters, and nonprofit organizations, all taking bold strides to become of, by, and for their diverse communities.

Prior to founding OF/BY/FOR ALL, Nina was the Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, where she led a dramatic turnaround and eight years of growth rooted in community involvement.

Nina is the best-selling author of The Participatory Museum (2010) and The Art of Relevance (2016). She has been named an Ashoka fellow, a “museum visionary” by Smithsonian Magazine, and Santa Cruz County Woman of the Year. Nina lives off the grid in the Santa Cruz mountains with 20 people, 24 chickens, 3 dogs, and 1 zipline.

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