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Kim Abeles, Community Impact Artist

It was a sheer joy to spend 60 minutes listening to Kim Abeles talk about her work under the guise of the Academic Senate Distinguished Lecture on Engagement, Service, and the Public Good. Abeles began by describing herself to a … Continue reading

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Audience Development Approaches

The first year graduate students in arts management are spending a couple of weeks discussing marketing, audience development, community engagement, and community arts practice.  I drew a couple of quick sketches on the chalkboard – yes, we still have a … Continue reading

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An Alphabet of Culture and Community

As part of the third biennial Pave symposium: Entrepreneurship, the Arts, and Creative Placemaking held April 12-13, the Phoenix chapter of Emerging Arts Leaders facilitated a workshop on connecting arts to communities in the Phoenix metro area (or “The Valley” … Continue reading

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My BIG Questions

Here are the questions that keep me awake at night: How does an arts organization provide value to its community? Should an arts organization measure the value it provides to its community? If so, how? How does the way an … Continue reading

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Deep Impact

“Audience development,” “impact,” “arts participation,” are catch phrases of conversations I read and sometimes take part in in the social media universe of arts advocates, managers, and producers.  I am blessed to be playing some small part in a project … Continue reading

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Culture Quilt

Great Arts Blogger Challenge – 1 Spring For Music has initiated the “Great Arts Blogger Challenge,” and while I don’t go in much for contests, I do enjoy a challenge (and my kids encouraged me to participate).  The prompt for … Continue reading

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