Participation / audience development

October 31, 2003 by admin
This paper is a transcript of a key note address given on Monday, October 28, 2002. The talk was organized around a series of projected slide images that gave added dimension to Yeh's words.Conference Introduction Read More...
September 1, 2003 by admin
2003, 84 pages, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, 2324 University Avenue West, Suite 114, St. Paul, MN 55114, 651 645-0402 This workbook, targeted to small arts organizations, is definitely about more than simply “putting butts in seats.” It is based on a much broader definition of audience participation and offers a nine- step process to help organizations think about how to increase participation in a more strategic and focused way. Read More...
September 1, 2003 by admin
January 2003, 46 pages. The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, NW, Washington DC 20037, 202-833-7200, 202-429-0687 (fax), www.urban.org/publications/310616.html. Download: Read More...
August 26, 2003 by admin
Introduction In February 2002, the Walter and Elise Haas Fund convened 150 representatives of San Francisco Bay Area arts and cultural organizations, philanthropic organizations, and government to discuss audience development in the context of a changing economy. The first day of the program was made up of panels and speakers. The second day was dedicated to an open space meeting – inspired by a previous collaboration with the Wallace Reader's Digest Funds in November 2000. Read More...
May 31, 2003 by admin
America's Performing Art A Study of Choruses, Choral Singers, and Their ImpactChorus America 2003. Funded by the James Irvine Foundation, the Kiplinger Foundation, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and the Helen F. Whitaker Fund Reggae to Rachmaninoff How and Why People Participate in Arts and CultureChris Walker and Stephanie Scott-Melnyk, with Kay Sherwood. 2003. The Urban Institute (Washington, D.C.), Funded by the Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds Read More...
May 31, 2003 by admin
The Fund for Folk Culture, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has initiated a series of gatherings, supported by a grant from the NEA, to examine topics relevant to folk arts and traditional culture. The first of those meetings was held in its home town at the Wheelwright Museum on March 13 and 14 to discuss the needs and concerns of individual artists in the folk and traditional arts field. Read More...
July 31, 2002 by admin
For more than a decade the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has been among the nation's leading supporters of symphony orchestras, based on a longstanding commitment to help orchestra institutions strengthen, deepen, and broaden the relationships with their audiences. Read More...
April 30, 2002 by admin
As a company built on creative expression, Hallmark Cards has maintained a longstanding commitment to supporting the arts. Hallmark's charitable contributions come from the profits of Hallmark Cards, Inc., and from the Hallmark Corporate Foundation, an endowed foundation funded solely by Hallmark Cards. During the year 2000, arts and culture philanthropy totaled $2,173,897 or 23 percent of the company's overall charitable program. Read More...
April 30, 2002 by admin
A New Framework for Building Participation in the Arts Kevin F. McCarthy and Kimberly Jinnett, RAND, 2001, 112 pages, 310-451-7002, order@rand.org. Another research report lands on your desk. Do you make time to read it, or does it add to a growing pile of things-to-read-someday? Read More...
August 31, 2001 by admin
This article is based on a presentation to a gathering of grantees held in the fall 2000 and aimed at building arts participation. The meeting was sponsored by the Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and the Walter and Elise Haas Fund. Read More...