Participation / audience development

January 13, 2016 by admin
January 2016, 19 pages. The James Irvine Foundation, One Bush Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, California, 94104. www.irvine.org. Read More...
March 25, 2015 by admin
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.  — Benjamin Franklin Read More...
February 19, 2015 by admin
February 2015, 32 pages. Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, 2233 University Avenue W. #355, St Paul, Minnesota, 55114, (651) 251-0868. creativemn.org. Download: Read More...
February 11, 2013 by admin
65 pages, January 2013. Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 1615 L St., NW – Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 419-4500, http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Arts-and-technology.aspx. Download: Read More...
February 3, 2013 by admin
In May 2012 I was invited to speak at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts’ Cultural Summit 2012, which took place at the school in September. The school is on Deer Isle, part of the coastal archipelago that stitches Maine to the Atlantic Ocean, and that also includes Vinalhaven Island, my family’s home. This article is adapted from my speech. Download:    “Only Connect the Prose and the Passion” (12 Mb) Read More...
July 21, 2012 by admin
73 pages, June 2012. Cultural Policy Center at the Harris School and NORC at the University of Chicago, 1155 East 60th Street, Suite 285, Chicago, IL 60637, (773) 702-1999, http://culturalpolicy.uchicago.edu/setinstone/. Download:    Set in Stone (4.5Mb) Read More...
July 6, 2012 by admin
Spurred on by technological advances, the number of aspiring professional artists in the United States has reached unprecedented levels. The arts’ current system of philanthropic support is woefully underequipped to evaluate this explosion of content — but we believe that the solution to the crisis is sitting right in front of us. Philanthropic institutions, in their efforts to provide stewardship to a thriving arts community, have largely overlooked perhaps the single most valuable resource at their disposal: audience members. Read More...
June 21, 2012 by admin
“Theatres are the best way to keep people from the arts.”— Simon Dove, Utrecht Festival, Dance/USA Forum, January 2011 Why will some people engage with art in one setting, but not another? For example, why will someone watch great drama on television at home, but never darken the door of a theater? Why will someone listen to classical music in a place of worship, but not a concert hall? Read More...
May 12, 2012 by admin
116 pages, May 2012. Partners for Livable Communities, 1429 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 887-5990 www.livable.org. Download:    Stories for Change (2.5Mb) Read More...
March 25, 2012 by admin
20 pages, March 2012. The Wallace Foundation, 5 Penn Plaza, 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10001, (212) 251-9700, www.wallacefoundation.org. Download: Read More...