SVMindshare Application: 2021-22 Session
SVMIndshare is open to senior management level nonprofit arts leaders (staff or board) who are collaborative thinkers committed to a culture of learning and sharing, and are seeking to strengthen their peer network and to play a role in the greater Santa Clara County arts community.

SVMindshare is a 9-month program that includes five lunchtime sessions and one evening salon. Attendance at ALL lunchtime sessions is required. Dates are listed below. Complimentary lunch is provided at each session. Session locations will rotate to different venues throughout the county. Please note any transportation concerns below. We will work with you to facilitate transportation as needed.

This program is FREE.

Please complete the following questions and submit by Friday, August 6.
For questions, please contact Alyssa Erickson, Program Manager,
Email *
Name *
Email address *
Phone number *
Current title/role in your organization *
Organization *
How long have you been in this role/organization? *
Immediate prior job/role with an arts organization *
Organization Budget Size (approximate expenses in a typical year) *
Is your organization a current SVCreates Grantee *
What is your biggest challenge as an arts leader? *
What do you see as the greatest opportunity for you or your organization in the next 3-5 years?
Recent examples of your advocacy and/or collaborative work. *
What topics would you be interested in discussing in a small group format? (examples: board relations, advocacy, staff recruiting/retaining, budgeting, setting strategic priorities, working with consultants, etc.) *
Are you able to commit to attend ALL FIVE lunchtime sessions? Indicate availability for each date. Sessions will meet in person at various locations throughout the county. Plan for extra drive time. *
Session 1: September 23, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (note longer first session)
Session 2: November 18, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Session 3: January 13, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Session 4: March 17, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Session 5: May 12, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Additional comments about availability or transportation concerns. We will work with you to facilitate transportation as needed.
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