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2018 Events


January 31, 2017 | Holiday Party!  |  5–7 pm

Location: Caddy's Delight
1158 W. Third Avenue in Grandview

Because December is such a busy month for all CAMA members, the annual holiday social has been moved to January.
We have a party room reserved for food, a free round of miniature golf for all attending, and CAMA will pay for the first drink for all attendees. Please RSVP to CAMA Membership Committee.



February 21, 2018 | Member Meeting  |  4 pm + Happy Hour

Location: TBA

Topic: Meet the Press



April 18, 2018 | Member Meeting  |  12 noon with lunch provided

Location: TBA

Topic: Is There Really Such a Thing as Work/Life Balance?



June 20, 2018 | Member Meeting  |  12 noon with lunch provided

Location: TBA

Topic: Meet the Designers



August 15, 2018 | Member Meeting  |  4 pm

Location: TBA

Topic: Drinks and Disasters


October 17, 2018 | Member Meeting  |  12 noon with lunch provided

Location: TBA

Topic: Cultural Competancy




2017 Events



January 25, 2017 | Holiday Social  |  5–7 pm

Location: Pins Mechanical Co.

141 N. 4th Street, Columbus, 43215

Because December is such a busy month for all CAMA members, the annual holiday social has been moved to Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Keep an eye on your inbox for more information about this fun night out, and how to RSVP.



February 15, 2017 | Member Meeting  |  4:30 pm

Location: Columbus Metropolitan Main Library—Auditorium (96 S. Grant Avenue)

Topic: So Your Boss Wants to See your Marketing Plan?


Whether you inherited a marketing plan, are starting from scratch, or just want to refresh your process, this meeting will provide simple steps and tips for creating a marketing plan to achieve your goals. Panelists will share what worked and what did not, who they consulted, and how they got buy-in. Please bring a copy of your marketing plan for reference.

Panelists include:

Janet Cooper, Dublic Arts Council Director of Engagement

Andy Shaw, Singer/Songwriter for Andy Shaw Band/Shaw Brothers

Lynette Shy, BalletMet Director of Marketing and Communications


RSVP by February 14 to Katie Poole at




March 22, 2017 | CAMA Member Boot Camp  |  10 am—3 pm

Digital Marketing Bootcamp
Facilitator: Ceci Dadisman, Digital Marketer. Speaker. Nonprofit Empowerer.
Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library–Parsons Branch (1113 Parsons Avenue)


This hands-on, activity-driven session will equip you with strategies and methodology on how to best utilize digital marketing and social media for your organization. We'll delve into digital marketing for arts organizations and create a well-rounded and achievable plan for success. You'll learn what platforms have the highest return, how to use them, and how to track the results.


Topics we'll cover will include:

·   email marketing
·   social media best practices
·   social media advertising
·   messaging optimization and segmentation
·   website optimization


You'll leave this seminar with concrete and achievable takeaways that you can implement right away at your organization.



9:30 am—Coffee and Registration
10 am-noon—Session 1
Noon-1 pm—Lunch
1-3 pm—Session 2


Registration Fees: $25 CAMA Members, $50 Non-CAMA Members on Eventbrite.

10 scholarships available to current CAMA Members, available on a first-come, first-served basis

(Limit one scholarship per CAMA organization.)

To register click here.


Registration Deadline: March 14, 2017


NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS: Recommended but not required: Bring a fully-charged laptop computer with access to your social media profiles and advertising account, email marketing software, and website.


Limited seating, first-come-first-served.




April 19, 2017 | Member Meeting  |  noon

Location: McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St., Columbus OH 43085

Topic: Arts Advocacy

April is Arts Advocacy Month! Join us as we discuss why advocacy is important and how we can work as organizations to build arts advocates out of our audiences. Lunch is provided.


Tim Katz, Executive Director at Ohio Alliance for Arts Education

Gretchen McIntosh, Director of Evaluation and Stewardship at Dublin Arts Council
Bill Behrendt, Executive Director at Ohio Citizens for the Arts


RSVP by April 14 to Lauren Emond


May 24, 2017 | CAMA Happy Hour! | 5–7 pm

Location: Lineage Brewing, 2971 N. High Street, Columbus 43202




June 21, 2017 | Member Meeting  | 4:30 pm

Location: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St.

Park in the main museum lot and bring in your parking ticket for validation

Topic: Speed Marketing Roundtable

30 Ideas in 60 Minutes is back with a twist. In the style of speed dating, attendees will divide into four groups, spending 20 minutes at each table. Each table host will facilitate lively discussions on the topics of: 1.) Engaging Bloggers, 2.) Analyzing Data, 3.) Deepening Marketing Plans, and 4.) Key Takeaways from the 2017 Americans for the Arts Conference.


Topics and Table Hosts:

Using Tableau for Free to Synthesize and Analyze Your Marketing Data—Ted Hattamer, Ohio Arts Council Technology Strategist

Leveraging Professional Bloggers to Achieve Your Marketing Goals—Samantha (Sam) Bartlett and Logan Trautman, Inspire PR Group

Diving Deep into Marketing Plans—Lynette Shy, BalletMet Marketing Director

Top 5 Arts Marketing Ideas from the 2017 Americnas for the Arts Conference—Kim Webb, OAC Riffe Gallery Fellow



August 16, 2017 | Member Meeting  |  noon

Location: Grandview Heights Public Library—Meeting Room (downstairs)
1685 W. 1st Avenue

Free parking available in lot


Topic: Inclusivity: Next Gen to Empty Nesters
as is relates to arts audiences. Panelists will cover both ends of the spectrum from millenials/young professionals to boomers/ againg adults, discussing initiatives they have developed to reach out to these specific groups and make them feel welcome.



      Zach Compston—Director of Education and Community Engagement, Jazz Arts Group
      Derek Grosso—CEO and Founder of the Columbus Young Professionals Club (CYP Club)
      Scott Vezdos—Director of Marketing, Gateway Film Center; Marketing and Development Director, Actors’ Theatre of Columbus


Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Katie Poole no later than Friday, August 11. See your email inbox for more details about the lunch choices available to CAMA members.



September 20, 2017 | Member Happy Hour  |  5:30–7 pm

Location: MadLab! 227 N. Third St., downtown Columbus 43215
Donations for a cash bar in their theatre.

Parking is available after 5:30 in their parking lot. MadLab will also have passes inside to put on your dashboard. If no spots are available, meters on Chestnut and Spring street are nearby.

Join us for a social evening of networking with your fellow CAMA members in a great downtown location. Your donation for a cash bar helps support the work MadLab does bringing original theatre to Columbus.



October 18, 2017 | Member Meeting  |  4:30–6 pm

Location: The Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

Topic: Accessing Audiences: A Discussion on Inclusion and Disability


1 in 5 Americans has a disability. You probaby know someone with a disability. Would they be able to join you and fully experience one of Ohio's next great festivals? Could they attend your organization's next performance or navigate and enjoy your current exhibition? We all want to expand audiences and be inclusive. But until something is accessible, it's not inclusive. You are part of the creative industry and well-positioned to find inventive accommodations that welcome all. So let's talk about the challenges and find ways to ensure people with disabilities feel welcome in our spaces and programs.


VSA Ohio will start with some information on Disability 101 and best practices for accessible marketing. Then we'll have a conversation about barriers to participation, barriers to administration, and strategies for breaking through. The Columbus Children's Theatre will be there to share their experience building, growing, and entrenching accessibility into their organizational culture. Time and weather permitting, we will walk around the Thurber Center spaces and make note of physical barriers and discuss historic spaces. Bring your questions and ideas!

Parking is available at the meters on both sides of Jefferson Avenue and the parking lot on the southwest corner of Long Street and Jeffereson Ave. (no permit necessary).




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