True/False Film Fest, Columbia | “March March” kickoff parade | photo by Jonathan Steffens / CC BY-NC


Do you need help developing a budget, asking for funding, or marketing your organization? These video resources were developed by the Missouri Arts Council to support the professional development of arts administrators, arts organizations, and boards. Share the links with your volunteers, board, staff, and clients.

If your organization creates professional development for nonprofit arts, you may request financial support to document your training and host it online so the information can be accessed statewide.

Watching on mobile? To view the webinars on the Paducah Artist Relocation Program, The Ask, and Developing Nonprofit Strategy, use the free Adobe Connect Mobile app.

Where you are determines how you move forward – from start-up through growth and maturity to turnaround and renewal.

Leah Hamilton, arts consultant and researcher

The basic purpose and requirements of copyright law for artists and arts organizations.

Dan Cohn, partner, Husch Blackwell, LLP

Simple techniques to unlock the power of social media for organizations and individual artists.

Ron Spigelman, former director of development and marketing, Springfield Little Theatre

How visual, performing, and public art play a significant role in creating lovable cities and building vibrant communities.

Greg Burris, city manager, City of Springfield

How to price your art, whether you are a visual artist, writer, musician, or theatrical performer.

Kelley A. Still, Ph.D., associate professor, Breech School of Business Administration, Drury University, Springfield

Political, social, and economic challenges that artists face, and how to use those challenges to succeed.

Reed McMillan, treasurer, Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Principles and strategies for boards of directors to maximize an arts organization’s success.

Kay Osborne, retired director of arts administration, Drury University, Springfield

The key to fundraising: year-round relationships that provide value for your donors.

Scott Giffen, CFRE, executive vice president, Springfield Arts Collaborative

Ten basic rules for saving troubled arts organizations even in tough economic times.

Michael Kaiser, chair, DeVos Institute of Arts Management, University of Maryland

"Are you an Art Smart City?" sign on wall of art gallery in Paducah, Kentucky

How Paducah transformed a blighted neighborhood into a thriving cultural district, and how your community can make such a program work. [00:26]

Mark Barone, president, Art Smart Cities

"The Ask" how to fundraise webinar title slide

Step-by-step essentials of how to ask both individuals and organizations for arts funding. [1:18]

Laura Fredricks, founder and CEO, The Ask©

Developing Nonprofit Strategy webinar title slide

What  arts organizations of any size can learn from the business world about strategy. [1:00]

David La Piana, managing partner, La Piana Consulting