New Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Commissioner Erin Harkey recently hosted two informational sessions to talk about their increased funds for the arts and culture sector, highlights from recent research reports and program assessments, and plans for DCASE’s strategic direction moving forward, followed by a Q & A session. You can watch either session at the links below.
Helpful links shared by DCASE during the sessions:
DCASE Opportunities webpage: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/dcase_opportunities.html.html
Link to more information on the recovery grant: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dcd/provdrs/ec_dev/svcs/chicago-recovery-grant-application.html
Apply to be a DCASE Grant panelist here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/655BL7Z
Chicago Arts Census survey: https://www.chicagoartscensus.com/en/
As part of their COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Recovery Grants Program, Illinois Humanities is offering virtual learning and capacity building opportunities for grantee-partners across the state throughout 2022.
This Capacity Building Series will cover topics such as fundraising, available grants opportunities, proposal writing, and many more. Stipends of $100 will be provided to each attendee, and workshops are capped at 60 participants. 30 slots will be reserved for participants from grantee-organizations in Cook County and 30 for participants from grantee-organizations outside of Cook County. There is a limit of one participant per grantee-organization per session; however, recordings of all sessions will be made available afterwards.
Registration is open now for the first session!
“Strengthening Your Fundraising Capacity”
Date: Wednesday, February 9th, 2022, from 1-3PM CDT
Description: This 2-hour session will focus on understanding how to position and strengthen your fundraising capacity as a nonprofit organization.
Presenters: This session will be led by Juana Guzman, a national arts strategist, who is a board member at Illinois Humanities, consultant for Bloomberg Philanthropies, and former Vice-President at the National Museum of Mexican Art; and Tracy Taft, former Executive Director at the International Sonoran Desert Alliance, who spearheaded the Curley School Artisan Housing Community Development and Urban-Rural Planning.
To register for the first session, click here. Note that this is a password-protected page; the password is IL2022 (case sensitive).
Upcoming activities will include a funders panel (April 2022) and workshops on proposal writing (June 2022) and how to grow & manage your volunteers program (August 2022), as well as facilitation trainings (which Illinois Humanities has offered to grantee-partners since 2017, please note stipends are not available for our facilitation trainings).
2022 Legal Update Webinar Series
Join HUB’s Employee Benefits Compliance Officers and Employment Law Attorneys for a two-part webinar series covering important changes and updates in 2022 impacting employee benefits and employment law issues.
Part 1: Employee Benefits Compliance
Wednesday, January 26th | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Join HUB’s Compliance Officers for the first of our two-part webinar series discussing regulatory changes that impact employee benefits compliance in 2022. During this webinar we’ll cover:
- COVID-19 changes impacting group health plans
- Updates to the Transparency Rules and reporting
- What the No Surprises Act means for your organization
- ACA updates and other regulatory changes
Part 2: Employment Law and Litigation Trends
Wednesday, February 2nd | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Join HUB’s employment attorneys for the second part of our legal update webinar series as they discuss:
- Employment law litigation and insurance trends for this year
- Regulatory changes including wage and hour, National Labor Relations Board, and the various workplace vaccination and testing rules
- Recent landmark employment law cases and how they will impact 2022 and beyond