Lane County Arts Convenings

Lane Arts Council is working in partnership with Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene with support from Emerald Arts Center and Florence Regional Arts Alliance and sponsorship from Springfield Arts Commission, to develop a series of Lane County Arts Convenings bringing together artists and arts administrators across our county. Convenings are focused on timely topics that are impacting our arts community in the current moment. 

These convenings are intended to create a platform of connection for arts and cultural organizations in Lane County to: 

  • Share challenges, concerns, successes, and ideas
  • Ask questions and ask for input from fellow artists and arts administrators
  • Identify specific resources and support that might be helpful
  • Create opportunities for collaborations
  • Discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices
  • Respond to demands for racial justice

Past convenings:

  • Organizational and Contingency Planning in Response to COVID-19 (7/21/20)
  • Guidelines and Practices for a Safe Reopening (8/11/20)
  • A Conversation with Funders (8/25/20)

Join us for our next convening!

The Sustainability / Audience Engagement Connection
Tuesday, September 22nd, 4-5:30pm
This event is free

Since the closure of venues in March, the regular audience engagement strategies many cultural organizations employ have been rendered useless. But some organizations are reversing this trend, and engaging with their audiences in new and meaningful ways. In this session, strategic advisor Ron Evans will facilitate a conversation about some of the innovations we are seeing coming from cultural organizations around the world during the pandemic. We will discuss how the leaders of these cultural organizations are strengthening relationships, launching new products and services, and preparing to be even more sustainable when venues reopen. Ron will be sharing what he’s found to be the #1 most effective strategy for engaging audiences during the pandemic, and you will explore how to apply this concept directly to your organization, your audience, and your sustainability efforts. Please submit questions in advance via the registration form for this event, so we can make sure to include answers during the session.

About Ron Evans
Now living right here in Eugene, Ron Evans works as a trusted advisor, helping nonprofit leaders all over the world to sleep better at night. Over the past 10 years, his strategies have helped over 200 leaders exceed their expectations, creating millions of dollars of revenue in the process. He’s been called “the most trustworthy man in consulting,” and he accepts that honor. Whether he’s asked to get organizations “unstuck,” or to help the best get even better, his interventions dramatically improve revenue, happiness, and individual and organizational performance. Read more at

Intention of Structure 

Our intention with these Convenings is to begin with perspective from experts in the field around a given topic, and then turn the conversation back to attendees to learn from each other and share expertise, questions, and perspectives from their work in Lane County. You do not need to have planned content to share in order to attend! We simply ask that all attendees are ready and willing to listen, respond, and share. 

Upcoming Topics 

Additional Convening topics will be announced as details are finalized. If you have a topic you would like to see addressed, please contact Becca Schaefer at