Creating Connection: The Dalles
Jun
30
9:00 am09:00

Creating Connection: The Dalles

  • Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum

Attracting new audiences, retaining existing audiences, and staying connected with communities are some of the most difficult work undertaken by arts and culture organizations.

Join Metropolitan Group for a morning introduction and afternoon champion's workshop designed to help arts and cultural leaders create messages and experiences that respond to the expectations and interests of diverse audiences.

Please RSVP

Creating Connection: Salem
Jul
10
9:00 am09:00

Creating Connection: Salem

  • Willamette University

Attracting new audiences, retaining existing audiences, and staying connected with communities are some of the most difficult work undertaken by arts and culture organizations.

Join Metropolitan Group for a morning introduction and afternoon champion's workshop designed to help arts and cultural leaders create messages and experiences that respond to the expectations and interests of diverse audiences.

Please RSVP.

Creating Connection: Astoria
Jul
13
9:00 am09:00

Creating Connection: Astoria

  • Liberty Theater

Attracting new audiences, retaining existing audiences, and staying connected with communities are some of the most difficult work undertaken by arts and culture organizations.

Join Metropolitan Group for a morning introduction and afternoon champion's workshop designed to help arts and cultural leaders create messages and experiences that respond to the expectations and interests of diverse audiences.

Please RSVP.

Arts Midwest Conference: In-Depth Seminar
Aug
28
10:00 am10:00

Arts Midwest Conference: In-Depth Seminar

  • Hyatt Regency Columbus

Ever wondered what core values inspire people to participate in arts, culture, and creativity, and which messages you should use to connect your programs to what people really care about?

This seminar will share the data-driven strategies coming out of Creating Connection that can help increase the power of your communications, programming, and outreach. It will discuss a growing body of research around the intersection of creativity and public values, and offer tangible messaging strategies, tools, and real-time examples aimed at helping you attract and retain audiences and connect more deeply with your communities.

Work in tandem with your artistic, marketing, and executive team during this session, and be prepared for hands-on learning that you can take back to your organization to start exploring how your offerings can tap in to the values and motivations of diverse stakeholders.

This session is taking place as part of the Arts Midwest Conference and registration is required. It is open to both attendees of the Conference and the public. To register, please visit the Arts Midwest Conference website. 

What Does Your Community Value?
Aug
30
8:00 am08:00

What Does Your Community Value?

  • Hyatt Regency Columbus

Attracting new audiences, retaining existing audiences, and staying connected with communities are some of the most difficult work undertaken by artists and arts organizations. Join Arts Midwest for new insights, tools, and real-time examples that can help you craft new messages and experiences that increase participation and engagement in your organization. You'll walk away with new messaging ideas that you can put into action right away, and the inspiration to get started.

This session is available for attendees of the Arts Midwest Conference. Registration is required and details are available on the Conference website

Western Arts Alliance: Pre-Conference Seminar
Sep
5
9:00 am09:00

Western Arts Alliance: Pre-Conference Seminar

  • Sheraton Seattle Hotel

This workshop explores the research, theory, and practice of Creating Connection.

You’ll learn how arts organizations have begun to experiment with new programs, strategies, and messaging that align with public values. You’ll take-away tools to help you implement Creating Connection in your organization, and get hands-on experience with applying the Creating Connection framework in your community.

This session is available to attendees at the Western Arts Alliance conference.  Visit the WAA registration page to learn more. 


Creating Connection: Klamath Falls
Jun
27
9:00 am09:00

Creating Connection: Klamath Falls

  • Ross Ragland Theater

Attracting new audiences, retaining existing audiences, and staying connected with communities are some of the most difficult work undertaken by arts and culture organizations.

Join Metropolitan Group for a morning introduction and afternoon champion's workshop designed to help arts and cultural leaders create messages and experiences that respond to the expectations and interests of diverse audiences.

Please RSVP.

San Jose Cohort Meeting
Jun
23
9:15 am09:15

San Jose Cohort Meeting

  • School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza

This training is reserved for organizations accepted into the San Jose Implementation cohort.

Americans for the Arts
Jun
18
9:00 am09:00

Americans for the Arts

  • Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Talking about Social Value and the Practical Impact Together

How, in this moment, do we balance the need to push practice and immediate advocacy messages to governing bodies with the need to nurture a long-term value proposition among the masses?

This session addresses issues of advocacy, leadership, public value, and research.

This session is part of the Celebrating Optimism sessions at the 2017 Americans for the Arts Convention. Interested attendees should register directly with AFTA

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Loving Disruption: Creating Radical New Connections with Your Audience
Jun
10
9:00 am09:00

Loving Disruption: Creating Radical New Connections with Your Audience

  • Portland, OR

Theatre Communications Group Annual Conference

This panel discussion explores how the changing landscape of our communities and audiences drives the Creating Connection movement, a national initiative to change social norms so creative expression, arts, and culture are embraced as a recognized, valued, and expected part of everyday life. We will provide emerging audience research, a brief overview of the frameworks used by the Creating Connection movement, and concrete examples from Oregon and California. The goal of our time together is to provide frameworks and examples such that those participating in the room may brainstorm the necessary institutional shifts that will allow for participants to lead into their own loving disruption. Participants will leave with inspiration from the power of collective learning. The workshop will help participants devise ways to use the findings at their own organizations, encouraging creativity, experimentation and meaningful communication with their audiences and stakeholders. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring artistic or education programing ideas and related communication pieces from their organization that can be used during discussion. When we share creative experiences and express our creativity, we build powerful connections with the people we’re closest to, with our community and the world around us, and with ourselves.

 

Speakers:  

Brett Crawford, Ph.D. | Educator / Writer | Carnegie Mellon University / Arts Management and Technology Lab

Lisa Mallette | Executive Artistic Director | City Lights Theater Company

Brian Weaver | Artistic Director | Portland Playhouse

Stakeholder Engagement
May
18
1:00 pm13:00

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Multnomah Arts Center

A hands-on training session for those who want to learn how to engage with diverse stakeholders (such as millennials, people of color, women, and parents with young children).

Note: If you have not attended a Creating Connection workshop in the past, please attend the 9 a.m. session that precedes this workshop. *This session includes lunch. 

Please RSVP by May 11th.

 

Introduction to Creating Connection
May
18
9:00 am09:00

Introduction to Creating Connection

  • Multnomah Arts Center

An overview of the background, messaging, tools, and application. This workshop is applicable for executive leadership, communication staff, and program leads.

Please bring a recent communication piece (e.g., ads, brochures, social media posts, or annual letters) to practice applying the Creating Connection message frame.

Please RSVP by May 11th

Creating Connection Workshop: New York Mills, MN
May
8
9:30 am09:30

Creating Connection Workshop: New York Mills, MN

  • New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

Attracting new audiences, retaining existing audiences, and staying connected with communities are some of the most difficult work undertaken by arts and culture organizations. Join Arts Midwest for a workshop on Monday, May 8 designed to help arts and cultural leaders create messages and experiences that respond to the expectations and interests of diverse audiences.

RSVP to Anne Romens, program director at Arts Midwest.

This training is reserved for Operating Support Grantees of the Minnesota State Arts Board.

San Jose Cohort Meeting
May
5
1:15 pm13:15

San Jose Cohort Meeting

  • School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza

This training is reserved for organizations accepted into the San Jose Implementation cohort.

Creating Connection Workshop: Red Wing, MN
Apr
28
9:30 am09:30

Creating Connection Workshop: Red Wing, MN

  • The Anderson Center

Attracting new audiences, retaining existing audiences, and staying connected with communities are some of the most difficult work undertaken by arts and culture organizations. Join Arts Midwest for a workshop on Friday, April 28 designed to help arts and cultural leaders create messages and experiences that respond to the expectations and interests of diverse audiences.

RSVP to Anne Romens, program director at Arts Midwest.

This training is reserved for Operating Support Grantees of the Minnesota State Arts Board.  

Creating Connection Workshop: St. Paul, MN
Apr
25
8:30 am08:30

Creating Connection Workshop: St. Paul, MN

  • Hallie Q. Brown Center

Attracting new audiences, retaining existing audiences, and staying connected with communities are some of the most difficult work undertaken by arts and culture organizations. Join Arts Midwest for a workshop designed to help arts and cultural leaders create messages and experiences that respond to the expectations and interests of diverse audiences.

RSVP to Anne Romens, program director at Arts Midwest.

This training is reserved for Operating Support Grantees of the Minnesota State Arts Board.

 

Creating Connection Workshop: Minneapolis
Apr
24
8:30 am08:30

Creating Connection Workshop: Minneapolis

  • Open Book

Attracting new audiences, retaining existing audiences, and staying connected with communities are some of the most difficult work undertaken by arts and culture organizations. Join Arts Midwest for a workshop on Monday, April 24 designed to help arts and cultural leaders create messages and experiences that respond to the expectations and interests of diverse audiences.

RSVP to Anne Romens, program director at Arts Midwest.

This training is reserved for Operating Support Grantees of the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Community Briefing
Feb
24
9:00 am09:00

Community Briefing

  • City Hall

An introduction to the Creating Connection initiative, including research findings, our theory of change, and how arts organizations in San Jose have begun to experiment with new programs and messaging that align with public values.

Hear from project planners and fellow arts colleagues about this program, the free tools available to help you implement Creating Connection in your organization, as well as a new granting and technical assistance opportunity for arts and culture providers in San Jose. 

Hillsboro Arts & Culture Leadership Forum
Nov
10
11:00 am11:00

Hillsboro Arts & Culture Leadership Forum

  • Walters Cultural Arts Center

The Arts & Culture Leadership Networking Forum is an evening of collaboration and networking where local and regional arts leaders come together to envision and discuss the future of arts and culture in our community. Join Eric Friedenwald-Fishman for an update on Creating Connection activities and goals in Oregon.

Admission is free but registration is required.

Michigan Museums Association Conference
Sep
17
10:45 am10:45

Michigan Museums Association Conference

  • Cobo Center

An introduction to Creating Connection, including research findings, our theory of change, and how pilots are implementing messaging and recommendations to create long-term change.

Session is available for attendees of the Michigan Museums Association/American Association for State and Local History Conference.

Learn more. 

 

Iowa Arts Summit
Aug
5
9:00 am09:00

Iowa Arts Summit

  • Iowa Events Center

Learn about the Creating Connection initiative and explore how the data-driven messaging framework can strengthen with your communications, programming, and outreach. Session is available for Iowa Arts Summit participants.

Learn more and register.

Champions Workshop
Jul
1
12:30 pm12:30

Champions Workshop

  • Arts Central at the Art Station

Afternoon workshop for those who would like a more hands-on experience, learning about and applying the Creating Connection framework. Individuals who would like to participate in this event must attend the morning "Introduction to Creating Connection" session in Bend, Oregon.

Champions Workshop
Jun
30
12:30 pm12:30

Champions Workshop

  • Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Afternoon workshop for those who would like a more hands-on experience, learning about and applying the Creating Connection framework. Individuals who would like to participate in this event must attend the morning "Introduction to Creating Connection" session in Eugene, Oregon.

RSVP

Impact Arts and Culture Conference
Jun
24
10:15 am10:15

Impact Arts and Culture Conference

  • The Cultural Alliance of York County

An introduction to Creating Connection with a guided conversation for you to explore how the messaging framework can intersect with your communications and programming. Session is available for Impact Arts and Culture Conference attendees.

Learn more and register

Champions Workshop
Jun
13
12:30 pm12:30

Champions Workshop

  • Newport Performing Arts Center

Afternoon workshop for those who would like a more hands-on experience, learning about and applying the Creating Connection framework. Individuals who would like to participate in this event must attend the morning "Introduction to Creating Connection" session in Newport, Oregon. 

RSVP  

Champions Workshop
Jun
9
12:30 pm12:30

Champions Workshop

  • Umpqua Valley Arts Association

Afternoon workshop for those who would like a more hands-on experience, learning about and applying the Creating Connection framework. Individuals who would like to participate in this event must attend the morning "Introduction to Creating Connection" session in Roseburg, Oregon. 

RSVP  

Creating Connection in Easthampton
Jun
2
9:30 am09:30

Creating Connection in Easthampton

  • Eastworks

Join Barr Foundation and the Creating Connection team for a presentation and hands-on workshop about the data behind this social change movement. Learn about strategies and resources you can take back to your organization and map against your existing programming, marketing, and messaging.

Learn more and register. 

Creating Connection in Boston
Jun
1
9:00 am09:00

Creating Connection in Boston

  • Paramount Theater at Emerson College

Join Barr Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the Creating Connection team for a presentation and discussion about the data behind this social change movement. Learn about strategies and resources you can take back to your organization and map against your existing programming, marketing, and messaging.

Learn more and register.

Arts Impact Ohio
May
19
11:00 am11:00

Arts Impact Ohio

  • Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts

An introduction to Creating Connection with a guided conversation for you to explore how the messaging framework can intersect with your communications and programming. Session is available for Arts Impact Ohio participants.

Learn more and register.

 

Champions Workshop
May
16
12:30 pm12:30

Champions Workshop

  • Pendleton Center for the Arts

Afternoon workshop for those who would like a more hands-on experience, learning about and applying the Creating Connection framework. Individuals who would like to participate in this event must attend the morning "Introduction to Creating Connection" session in Pendleton, OR.

RSVP