Speaking Engagement: "Embodying a creative practice for integrated internal and external marketing" at Arts Reach, nYC
Based on lessons learned through conducting thinking groups and leading symposia, this workshop / breakout session will focus on developing tools and processes for the purpose of moving a project/organization/program forward through collaborative idea-sharing (e.g. marketing). We’ll explore applying artistic practice to arts marketing, marketing art while marketing your organization, internal consensus-building, focused brainstorming, and how to break free from institutionalized-thinking-ruts. We will also spend time looking at ways to keep long-term goals in mind while focusing on present-moment projects. Participants will leave with usable tools and an action plan that they can take back to their teammates and put to use. (Two sessions: March 20th and 21st).
Sarah Austin’s recent controversial piece, “Is American Modern Dance a Pyramid Scheme?” is a symptom of a larger cultural, socio-economic shift that continues to affect both the arts and education. This is a shift in the perceived and broadcasted value of learning, experience, and critical thinking. Austin’s article arrived on the heals of related pieces about writing and theater programs. Clearly there is work to be done inside of arts programs, on the parts of students, administrators, and faculty, but there are larger issues at play. I may not agree with all of Austin’s points, but I applaud her bravery in stepping on a hornets’ nest and stirring us all to swarm. A lively dialogue happened on Facebook here, and I’m sure on many other “walls” as well.
Read the full article here.
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