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The Maine International Conference on the Arts

January 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Maine International Conference on the Arts is going VIRTUAL.

Join Maine’s Creative Communities & Artists

Streaming LIVE January 12, 2021. | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST

Virtual MICA is a FREE conference that features a full day packed with professional development, networking opportunities, and helpful resources that bring together creative communities to advance the arts in Maine.

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KEYNOTE- Beth Kanter

Building Resilience in An Age of Uncertainty for Artists and Arts Leaders

Join Beth Kanter (www.bethkanter.org), nonprofit thought leader, virtual facilitator, and author of the Happy Healthy Nonprofit, for an interactive keynote session on how to build your personal resilience and calm during a time of high anxiety. She will facilitate an engaging session on Zoom while sharing tips to help you maintain work/life balance during this difficult time and help you succeed in a post-COVID world.


Matt Lehrman – Asking Through Adversity
Fundraising through disruption, change, and uncertainty is incredibly tough. It requires tenacity, agility & (especially) humanity. This “espresso shot” webinar shares updated advice to directly help nonprofit leaders continually adapt and energize their efforts.


Creating a More Welcoming Maine

Arts Communities for All

Moderated by Marty Pottenger

For this discussion, we will be joined by a diverse panel of artists and organizations to explore ways to begin the long term work needed to make our spaces and programs more inclusive and genuinely welcoming to all members of our Maine communities.


Engaging Your Audience with Video Content

Moderated by Meg Shorette of Launchpad


In a world increasingly influenced by virtual content, it’s a must for artists and arts organizations to engage your audience through video. Whether you’re a musician putting out a DIY music video on a limited budget or an organization learning how to get the best quality livestream, this panel will provide tools and advice on getting you to the end result you are seeking. This discussion will touch on topics including production basics, helpful apps and tools, creating viral content, monetizing your content, and live streaming.

Additional sessions and workshops will include effective use of video in overall marketing campaigns, virtual wellness and mindfulness, plus more.


Virtual MICA will feature performances and artist spotlights from Palaver StringsMichael OTophat Productions miniature theater performing from Mayo Street Arts CenterAshley Bryan“Skicin In You” featuring youth artists from Indian Island Penobscot Nation, Shana BloomsteinThornton Academy Dance Company, and more!


Learn more about Virtual MICA at www.MaineArts.com


January 12
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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