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Lunchtime Webinar Series

Join Division staff and special guests for informative webinars on a wide range of topics of interest to the arts and culture community. Most webinars will be held on the third Thursday of every month from noon to 1:00 PM. There is no charge to participate, and you can register by clicking on the name of the session below. For webinars that have already occurred, you may view a video of most sessions by clicking on the name of the session.

Future topics will be announced soon. If you have any questions or would like to suggest a topic, please contact Curtis Young at 850.245.6337 or

Upcoming Webinars

January 18, 2017

Florida's Teaching Artists

DCA's Arts in Education specialist, Michelle Smith Grindberg, will discuss Florida's teaching artists. We'll be joined by the Florida Association of Teaching Artists' Mary J. Kelly, Chair/President & Judy Levine, Co-Chair/Vice President.


Past Webinars

December 17, 2017

Accessibility for Arts and Cultural Organizations 

Join us for a replay of our Accessibility session. Rachelle Ashmore, the Division of Cultural Affairs Accessibility Coordinator, will discuss the many ways arts & cultural organizations can make their programming more accessible to people to people with differing abilities. We'll take questions throughout the session. Because this is a replay video, please not that the conference and study mentioned have already occurred.

November 16, 2017

Protecting and Preserving Your Creative Legacy

Join our friends from POBA-Where the Arts Live and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for two conversations recorded February 23, 2016 at the NJ State Council for the Arts' Professional Development Roundtable for working artists on Protecting and Preserving Your Creative Legacy.

1. "Managing Your Creative Works and Copyrights," a talk with New York Public Library copyright and intellectual property expert, Greg Cram on Intellectual property rights, copyright, and artists' management of creative works. POBA Co-Managing Director Jennifer Cohen led the discussion.

2."Preserving Your Art," a talk with NYU Professor Glenn Wharton on physical art storage, digital art storage, information management for your art collection, and disaster preparation. POBA consultant Kenneth Schlesinger led the discussion with art conservator and professor Glenn Wharton.

POBA assists working artists in managing their own works for future preservation, viewing, and value as well as showcasing, promoting and preserving the creative legacies of deceased artists. The New Jersey State Council for the Arts improves the quality of life in NJ by helping the arts to flourish.

October 19,2017

The Division of Cultural Affairs' Services for Individual Artists

In this session, Division staff will discuss our many services available to individual artists, including grants, professional development, and more.

August 17, 2017

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Does the Cultural Sector Need All Three?

This webinar aims to clarify the meaning of diversity, equity, and inclusion and their role in achieving social justice in the cultural sector. Presented by Dr. Antonio Cuyler.

July 20, 2017

Inside the Grant Panel Review Process

So you've submitted your grant application- what happens now? Learn how the grant panel review process is conducted, including how panelists are chosen, their scoring criteria, and what to expect from the public panel meeting. 

June 15, 2017

Disaster Preparedness for Artists and Organizations

As we begin hurricane season here in Florida, join us to learn valuable ways to prepare your arts and cultural spaces and items for possible disasters.

May 11 AND May 18, 2017

Internships in the Arts – How Best to Prepare for Hosting Interns

Join Dr. Antonio Cuyler and Dr. Anne Hodges of the Florida State University's Arts Administration programs as they discuss standards and practices for arts internships in this two part webinar series.  Please note that the first session takes place on the SECOND Thursday of May.

April 20, 2017

Grant Writing 101

Get tips and best practices for completing your DCA grant applications.

March 16, 2017

DCA’s Cultural Facilities Program 

Learn about how the Cultural Facilities Program works and recent changes to the program with Division Staff.

February 9, 2017

Convening Culture 2017

Learn about the upcoming Convening Culture Conference: Exploring Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Arts & Culture, which will be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville on February 22-23.

January 19, 2017

Effective Advocacy

Join Malinda Horton from the Florida Association of Museums and Sherron Long, Florida Cultural Alliance, as they discuss advocacy strategies for arts & cultural organizations. The Division of Cultural Affairs will unveil the new toolkit for grantees!

December 15, 2016

Partnering with the Tourism Industry

Learn exciting ways arts and cultural organizations can partner with Florida's rich tourism industry. 

November 17, 2016

What Your Local Arts Agency Can Do for You

Join Lydia Black from Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Dr. Audra Pittman from the Council on Culture & Arts for Tallahassee/Leon County, and Michael Killoren from the National Endowment for the Arts to explore the services and benefits of Local Arts Agencies.

October 20, 2016

Accessibility for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Rachelle Ashmore, the Division of Cultural Affairs Accessibility Coordinator, will discuss making your programming more accessible to people with differing abilities.

September 22, 2016

(note: this is the fourth Thursday in September)

What Does the Division DO?

Learn about the services offered to artists and to arts and cultural organizations by the Division of Cultural Affairs with Division Director Sandy Shaughnessy.

August 18, 2016

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 - What's in It for Me?

In this session, we'll discuss Americans for the Arts' economic impact study Arts & Economic Prosperity 5. Topics will include an overview of this important study, how to access and complete the survey, and the benefits to Florida's arts and cultural organizations that participate.