Creating Connection: Kalamazoo
Sep
26
9:00am 9:00am

Creating Connection: Kalamazoo

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.

The event is free but RSVPs are required. 

 

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Creating Connection: Grand Rapids
Sep
27
9:00am 9:00am

Creating Connection: Grand Rapids

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.

The event is free but RSVPs are required. 

 

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Creating Connection: Traverse City
Sep
28
9:00am 9:00am

Creating Connection: Traverse City

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.

The event is free but RSVPs are required. 

Access driving directions to the Old Town Playhouse. 

 

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

Western Arts Alliance: Pre-Conference Seminar

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. 

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

What Does Your Community Value?

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

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

Arts Midwest Conference: In-Depth Seminar

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. 

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

Creating Connection: Astoria

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.

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

Creating Connection: Salem

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.

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

Creating Connection: The Dalles

  • Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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

Creating Connection: Klamath Falls

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.

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

Americans for the Arts

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

#aftacon 

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

Loving Disruption: Creating Radical New Connections with Your Audience

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

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Stakeholder Engagement
May
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Stakeholder Engagement

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.

 

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

Introduction to Creating Connection

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

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

Creating Connection Workshop: New York Mills, MN

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.

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

Creating Connection Workshop: Red Wing, MN

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.  

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

Creating Connection Workshop: St. Paul, MN

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.

 

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

Creating Connection Workshop: Minneapolis

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.

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Community Briefing
Feb
24
9:00am 9:00am

Community Briefing

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. 

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

Hillsboro Arts & Culture Leadership Forum

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.

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Champions Workshop
Jul
1
12:30pm12:30pm

Champions Workshop

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.

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Champions Workshop
Jun
30
12:30pm12:30pm

Champions Workshop

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

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Champions Workshop
Jun
13
12:30pm12:30pm

Champions Workshop

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  

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