I discovered Arts Crush and Sam Read at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference as was delighted to see how CNY Jazz Arts has taken the concept and adapted it to a collaborative immersion arts festival and creators conclave in Syracuse. I’ll be hitting the streets with volunteer surveyors during the festival and look forward to sharing the results of the impact of this event! Read about it here:
It’s great to see how some things come full circle. Our work in Syracuse is leading to many exciting projects, one of which is an upcoming community arts engagement festival called CRAVE. Read about it here:
An article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy today reminds us again of the importance of documenting and measuring the impact of our programs continually. While most of us do it when we have a specific a grant and a final report due on the project, very few of us do it regularly. Regularly evaluating programs not only helps to refine them and course correct when necessary, it also helps to sustain them by providing evidence of impact to future funding partners.
Read the article here.
Kudos to Opera Memphis and Ned Canty for their innovative approach to building opera audiences! The Midtown Opera Festival offers a “little taste of everything” and should prove to be a winning recipe. Keep an eye on this and read the article.
Congrats to Opera Memphis for the recent article in Opera America Magazine. And, thanks for mentioning our work with first-time opera goers!
Nice article on a project that was an outcome of the IDEAS Collaborative in Syracuse, a project wrapping up this year. Click link to download article.
This list of free technology tools for nonprofits is worth checking out. I found a photo editing tool I had only dreamed about!
Love this marquee for the Santa Barbara Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Pops concert! Speaks to a young target market in the right language.
After having returned from three great days at NAMPC in Charlotte with friends from Syracuse we are chock full of inspired ideas. I encourage everyone to watch the keynote delivered by Nina Simon on opening up museums. Or, watch her TedX video which delivers the same punch. Also take a look at what the Denver Center for the Performing Arts is doing with Off Center@The Jones. Innovation at work.