Wednesday, June 12

Wilson Center @ Cape Fear Community College

1:00 – Welcome Reception

2:00 – Opening Remarks – Rhonda Bellamy, President/CEO, The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County

2:15 – Jeff Bell – Executive Director, North Carolina Arts Council

2:30 – Randy Cohen – VP of Research, Americans for the Arts

3:00 – Julie Beck, NC Association of Festivals and Events

4:00 – Gail Perry – Changing Trends in Philanthropy: Ride the Wave to Stronger Fundraising 2024

6:00 – Jengo’s Playhouse Social Mixer

Thursday, June 13

Studio Theater – Academic wing of the Wilson Center

8:00 – Coffee & Continental Fare

9:00 – Practice-Based Nonprofit Development: A new and improved alternative to strategic planning.

10:00 – Mastering SEO for your Art Business, Derek Schmidt, CEO of DesignLoud,

11:00 – The Making of a Mural Program, Maureen Lewis, Carolina Beach Mural Project

Concurrent Sessions in Classrooms

9:00 am 

Room 3002

The Conversational Ask: An Easier Way to Raise Gifts at Any Level

Gail Perry – The Gail Perry Group

Room 3005

Arts Advocacy 101

Nate McGaha, Executive Director, Arts North Carolina

10:00 am

Room 3006

Access: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Eileen Bagnall, Executive Director, Arts Access

Practice-Based Board Development: How to have a high functioning board of directors.

Room 3011

Sarah Daniels – Executive Director – QENO – UNCW

11:00 am

Room 3012

Documenting the American South

Chris Everett – Program Manager – Southern Documentary Fund

Room 3002

Stop Wasting Money on Marketing for Your Art Biz/Organization: Use 7 Elements of StoryBrand to Sell

Instructor: Sue Rachunok, CEO Design Interventions / StoryBrand Certified Guide

Noon – Lunch – Academic Wing Lobby – (Box lunch included in registration)

1:00 pm – State of the Region Address

Charles Phaneuf – VP of Strategy, South Arts