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5 Ways To Work With Your Audience

Back in May, we had the pleasure of having an Arts and Culture Roundtable that focused on Audience development. Attendees were able to hear from five speakers including Ross Binnie from The Cleveland Orchestra, Talise Campbell from Djapo
Cultural Arts Institute, Ed Gilchrist from the Cleveland Play House, Sara Laskey from MetroHealth and Leland Patton from the Cleveland Indians. Each speaker spoke for a short time on their work in audience development within their organization. Here are some of the key themes and takeaways from these five speakers’ presentations. 

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Categories: audience, collaboration, communication, communication strategies, experience, Listening | comments

A List of Lists: Do your Holidays with a CLE Arts Twist

List of Lists

You already know the importance of buying local and that Cleveland has some of the best shops in the land.  With so many lists of them, it would be silly to add our own, so here is a list of those lists that showcase the “buy local arts” scene (plus a few shout-outs). Share these with your friends, and do this holiday season the Cleveland way - with an arts twist.

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Categories: Artists, arts, Cleveland, creativity, experience, Kickstarter | comments

Moving Toward Life (By Guest Blogger Tracey Dwyer)

spontaneous remission n “complete recovery...inexplicable by medical means.” Mosby's Dictionary of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (c) 2005, Elsevier. 

Artists and scientists both seek pathways that lead to the heart of exploration.  The search begs questions like, “how can I make the impossible, possible?” We often make our own best guinea pigs in our attempts to answer such questions.  I had the opportunity to offer myself up to self-experiment when I received breast cancer diagnosis.  I endeavored to dedicate my life to explore my ideas about the power of consciousness over cell regeneration, and the effectiveness of creative process as a tool for transformation.

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Categories: artsandhealth, connect, cross-sector, dance, experience, Health | comments

Move Social Causes Through Your Art

Last week a number of us participated in a Creative Capital webinar with nationally renowned artist and advocate Stephanie Bleyer of Six Foot Chipmunk. Immediately taken by her energy and passion for advancing social causes through her work, I was continually impressed by her ideas. I’ve seen some great examples of creative film being used to advance causes on the Daily DoGooder (if you’re not familiar, it cheers up my inbox each day), but Stephanie really got to how it’s all done from the ground up.

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Categories: accessibility, advocacy, audience, Best Practices, civic, community organizing, cross-sector, experience, issues, leadership, partnership, strategic planning | comments

Where are you leading?

Looking to the future

What do all great leaders have? I’ve been fortunate to participate in a Leadership Boot Camp through the YWCA, and this question was posed at the start of our last session. We called out answers: “Integrity” “Confidence” ”Influence.” In my head I was dredging up all the great leaders in my life. They have all changed me in some way. They’ve surprised me, captivated my attention and made me understand something I hadn’t before. They’ve taught me how to make better decisions on my own terms. They’ve even tripped me up from time to time (literally and figuratively—I have three sisters). Now you may be quicker than I am, but when our presenter answered her own question, I was almost embarrassed at how simple it was to overlook. All leaders, great or otherwise, have followers.

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Categories: community, experience, leadership, management, public policy, Storytelling, strategic planning | comments

"Super Storm Sandy" Spurs Savvy Solutions

It’s been three weeks since ‘Super storm Sandy’ hit and communities all along the east coast are regaining power and rebuilding their communities. Here in Cleveland, we saw record breaking winds resulting in fallen trees, damaged houses and downed power lines.  CPAC, we are still catching up after our office closed for almost a week due to power outages. Now, one presidential election later, many of us are back in business as usual. But what is going on with the many artists and arts organizations in our community whose work was impacted by floods, power outages and wind damage?

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Categories: Artists, Best Practices, Emergency Prep, experience, management, plan | comments

Your Virtual Reality (part 2)

Go!

Picture your perfect website. You can find everything you’re looking for. You can access all the information you need. While you know nothing could replace seeing your work in person, you are as close as you can get to that experience. Now, how do you turn that arts and culture vision into a virtual reality? Last week we offered tips for detailing and planning all of the features you want on a new website. After developing our two new sites designed to support, strengthen and unify greater Cleveland's arts and culture sector, we thought we would offer some of our experience to transition from concept to site launch.

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Categories: audience, Best Practices, evaluate, experience, internship, metrics, Storytelling, website | comments

Your Virtual Reality (part 1)

Websites … Critical marketing tools? A necessary evil?  Welcome distractions? We all view them differently, especially when we are the ones developing them. While it helps to have great web designers, building a new website can be daunting. CPAC just launched two in April, and we are thrilled to share them. The process of building these sites has been about five years in the making, give or take a few other programs and research occupying our time. Here are a few things we learned along the way:

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Categories: audience, experience, marketing, plan, Storytelling, website | comments

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