We’ve designed a turn-key model that includes training, templates, and hands-on program support that will provide measurable success. AIR provides nearly 100 hours of training and support annually. The AIRffiliate™ package includes everything a local organization or partnership needs to market, fundraise, and run a great program that brings new economic prosperity.
AIRffiliates™ are communities who are committed to achieving the vision of raising the value of art and creativity in their community and the world. As part of the AIR ecosystem, we expect that you will engage with other affiliates, walk the talk, bring people together, and inspire change and excellence your own community. We believe you will develop new revenue streams and partnerships that expand your network and influence. We know this work is hard, but together we can succeed.
AIRffiliates™ can be local arts service organizations, chambers of commerce, business incubators, community foundations, departments or divisions of local government or any combination or partnership of these types of organizations.
AIR provides nearly 100 hours of training and support to affiliates and their facilitators annually. Affiliates get annual training and certification in AIR curriculum and become part of the national network of leaders who are making change in their communities.
The Affiliate packages include everything a local organization needs to market, fundraise, and run a great event that sells out and brings economic impact to their local community. AIRffiliates get a twelve week marketing campaign, including designed fliers, postcards, social media banners and messaging. You can spend your time getting the right people to your workshops. Plus sponsorship materials and event logistics calendar and check-lists using Asana project managment.
After two years of training, mentoring and support, AIR Affiliates can deliver AIR programs and curriculum on their own while accessing annual curriculum updates and guidance.
We want you to succeed in raising the value of arts and creativity in your community. So, we give you an unlimited license to teach AIR curriculum every year in your community for three years. And you keep all the earned revenues from registration fees and local fundraising and sponsorship. You also receive an AIRffiliate manual & custom templates.
Annual certification training for four local facilitators.
AIR staff lead facilitator provided for one workshop per year
Monthly facilitator mastermind calls led by AIR staff
Monthly newsletter for facilitators including community development resources and tips
Access to other AIR Affiliate facilitators, training videos and materials
Monthly newsletter highlighting AIR news, Shift projects from Affiliates, and new resources
Weekly electronic communications through the AIR website with the latest resources
Each Shift and Evolve program has a designated Participant Class Portal to access all program materials, resources, and continued communication among class participants.
Every year communities gather for a training convention, AIRcon. New Shift Workshop materials are unveiled, Facilitators refine their
skills, AIRffiliate leaders reconnect and our movement matures. The heart of AIRcon is our team of amazing Trainers. AIR Trainers guide
12 facilitators through 2-3 days of
training in facilitation.
We want you to succeed in raising the value of arts and creativity in your community. So, we give you an unlimited license to teach AIR curriculum every year. And you keep all the earned revenues from registration fees and local fundraising and sponsorship.
Suggested additions (for additional fee)
Unlimited license to present the AIR Evolve Program for one year in your community.
AIR Evolve Workshop materials 20 total participant guides per year (additional guides $20 each)
Unlimited license to present the AIR Internship Seminar for one year with a Higher Ed Affiliate partner.
AIR Internship Seminar materials 30 total participant guides per year (additional guides $15 each)
The AIRffiliate™ Manual is a package of resources, planning tools, templates and
timelines that gives you everything you need to easily implement both AIR programs
and build your community. Sample topics and tools are listed below. All materials will
be available to AIRffiliates™ electronically and updated regularly on the AIR website
in your AIRffiliate™ Portal.
• Project Management tasking, timelines, and tips
• Workshop venue details including layout and technical considerations
• Workshop menu suggestions and supply plans
• Detailed sponsorship and fundraising plans
• Designed and customizable template materials
• Materials and tips to build successful partnerships with your community
• Marketing and communications strategy and timeline for press, social media,
programs and more
• Customized marketing and communications templates including press releases,
social media messaging and images, print material templates
• Sample and customizable scripts for networking and speaker events
• Suggested programming and plans for community development including
networking events, speakers bureaus, community convening, communications