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Procedures.doc: how do you get your job done

CUE Art Foundation
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6-6:30PM Welcome
6:30-9PM Workshop

In arts administrator roles, we often have catch-all jobs where we are tasked with making our programs run by any means. This means having to be resourceful and creative, but often doesn't allow time for clarity and reflection. How can documenting how that work gets done allow us to create space for visioning a future for our roles, programs, and selves where we have expanded capacities? Participants will leave the session with strategies for reflecting on their processes and an understanding of how documentation can contribute to the sustainability and efficacy of their work.

This session will emphasize adapting tools that participants can use on their own. If it’s helpful, participants can prepare by collecting any materials they have about how they do their job. Examples include job descriptions, handbooks, and onboarding documents. (You don’t need to bring them, but it might be helpful for you to have spent some time thinking about the resources available to you.


Joelle Riffle is an independent visual designer and arts admin from Cleveland, Ohio living in Brooklyn, NY. As the program coordinator for the Parsons Scholars Program, she supports the college access art and design program in operations, outreach, and programming. Joelle’s design practice and administrative work overlaps in the desire to center a people-focused approach to collaborate and mobilize from a lens of art and design for social change, particularly around promoting access to creative careers and educational and professional spaces for people from underrepresented populations.

Admin is a space for arts administrators to support one another, discuss pressing issues, and workshop new forms of cultural institutions. Admin does so by developing resources and organizing events that draw on personal experience and a collaborative spirit. Learn more at: http://www.admin.network/

CUE Art Foundation is wheelchair accessible. Service dogs are welcome. There is an all-gender, ADA compliant, single stall bathroom in the gallery. The space is not scent-free, but we do request that people attending come low-scent. The closest wheelchair accessible MTA subway stations are Penn Station and Herald Square Station.