Webinar: Creating Connection Research
Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Creating Connection Research

The Creating Connection team will offer a free webinar to revisit our research and explore what it might mean for organizations like yours. We will also share some tools and some examples of what other organizations have done with the research.

Register for the webinar today.

The webinar is offered via Adobe Connect. 
To view Webinar: https://artsmidwest.adobeconnect.com/ccweb/

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Alliance of Artists Communities' Annual Conference
Oct
17
9:45 AM09:45

Alliance of Artists Communities' Annual Conference

Creating Connection will join arts leaders, funders, policy-makers, residency staff, board members, educators, and artists from across the globe as they explore support for today's artists and artist-centered approaches to engaging our communities and developing healthy organizations.

From nuts-and-bolts sessions on organizational development, to interviews with artists on creative practice, and from conversations exploring cultural trends to the role of artists in society today, plus tours of Philadelphia's thriving arts centers - All are welcome!

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Creating Connection Workshop: Lansing
Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Creating Connection Workshop: Lansing

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.

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300 N. Washington Sq., Lansing, MI - Lake Michigan Room

October 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

Space is limited with availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Multiple attendees from each participating organization are welcome and encouraged. And if it is more convenient to join us via live streaming, see instructions below.

Please complete this form by October 5, 2018.

Live Streaming Available 

Fri, Oct 12, 2018 8:45 AM - 3:45 PM EDT

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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Creating Connection Workshop: Midland
Oct
11
9:00 AM09:00

Creating Connection Workshop: Midland

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.

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Midland Center for the Arts,
1801 W St Andrews Rd, Midland, MI 48640

October 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

Space is limited with availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Multiple attendees from each participating organization are welcome and encouraged. 

Please complete this form by October 5, 2018.

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Webinar: MASSCreative & San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs
Oct
4
12:30 PM12:30

Webinar: MASSCreative & San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs

Matt Wilson and Tracie Konopinski from MASSCreative and Emily Sevier from the San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs discussed how they're shifting the narrative around arts and culture in their respective organizations and communities and what it means for you.

The webinar was offered via Adobe Connect. View the Webinar recording

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Creating Connection Workshop: Cheboygan
Oct
2
9:00 AM09:00

Creating Connection Workshop: Cheboygan

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.

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Cheboygan Opera House
403 N Huron St, Cheboygan, MI 49721

October 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

Space is limited with availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Multiple attendees from each participating organization are welcome and encouraged. 

Please complete this form by September 27, 2018.

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Creating Connection Workshop: Marquette
Oct
1
9:00 AM09:00

Creating Connection Workshop: Marquette

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.

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Peter White Public Library
217 N Front St, Marquette, MI 49855

October 1, 2018, 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

Space is limited with availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Multiple attendees from each participating organization are welcome and encouraged. 

Please complete this form by September 27, 2018.

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Arizona Presenters Alliance Conference
Aug
16
3:00 PM15:00

Arizona Presenters Alliance Conference

The annual Arizona Presenters Alliance Conference will focus on using technology to reach new and existing audiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend a workshop exploring 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.

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Webinar: Teatro Visión and The Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts
Jul
24
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Teatro Visión and The Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts

Teatro Visión and Sheldon Theatre have been testing new approaches to engage audiences in creative experiences that help them connect with family and friends, learn more about the diversity present in their communities, and offer a platform for voice and expression.

Learn about their experience with this values-based approach to programming (and its relationship to the national Creating Connection research) in this webinar that aired July 24 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Click here for a recording of the webinar.

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Chorus America Conference: What does your community value?
Jun
21
2:30 PM14:30

Chorus America Conference: What does your community value?

What inspires people to participate in arts, culture, and creativity? How can your organization tap into this inspiration to provide arts experiences that are more meaningful to your audiences? Arts Midwest’s Creating Connection team shares an overview of emerging audience research and communications insights that will help you deepen relevance and relationships with your stakeholders.

This session is taking place as part of the Chorus America Conference and registration is required. To register, please visit the Chorus America Conference website.

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Chorus America Conference: In-Depth Seminar
Jun
20
12:00 PM12:00

Chorus America Conference: In-Depth Seminar

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’s Creating Connection team for a workshop that unpacks the values that inspire people to participate in arts, culture, and creativity, and explores the messages and experiences that matter most to current and prospective audiences. You'll walk away with new insights, tools, and messaging ideas that you can put into action right away to increase participation and engagement in your organization. 

This session is taking place as part of the Chorus America Conference and registration is required. To register, please visit the Chorus America Conference website.

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League of American Orchestras Conference: Messages that Matter
Jun
14
8:45 AM08:45

League of American Orchestras Conference: Messages that Matter

Effectively communicating how your orchestra delivers on the expectations of community stakeholders is key to gaining essential support of funders and the wider public. This session unpacks the data-driven strategies coming out of Creating Connection, a national research and communications initiative that is rooted in understanding and sharing the values that inspire people to participate in arts, culture, and creativity. We’ll also explore the League’s hands-on public value messaging resources in use by orchestras

This session is taking place as part of the League of American Orchestras Conference and registration is required. To register, please visit the League of American Orchestras Conference website

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Creating Connection Luncheon
May
4
11:30 AM11:30

Creating Connection Luncheon

Rhode Island State Council of Arts (RISCA) invites art leaders to attend a luncheon about Creating Connection which is a national social change movement driven by a goal of making arts, culture, and creativity a more recognized, valued, and expected part of everyday life. The initiative is using a public will building theory of social change to catalyze shifts around the way people support, advocate for, and expect creativity in their lives.

Since it launched in 2015, Creating Connection has undertaken significant national research aimed at understanding what it is that people value in their lives and communities, what motivates people to engage in creative activities. Project leaders are now sharing the findings and recommendations from that research with arts leaders across the country, engaging in conversations around how the arts community can work together to create experiences and messages that align with those values. The full Creating Connection research report, as well as complementary tools designed to help arts organization apply the concepts to their work, are available on www.creatingconnection.org

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Grantmakers in the Arts: Movements That Matter: How Data-driven Strategies are Building Communities
Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

Grantmakers in the Arts: Movements That Matter: How Data-driven Strategies are Building Communities

In the coming years, the cultural sector faces an uphill battle to preserve and deepen America's investment in the arts. Three major national-level research intiaitives are advancing use of localized data for arts advocacy and cultural policy development: Arts Midwest's Creating Connection, which uses data-driven, values-based messaged and tools to build public support; DataArts' community empowerment strategy, which provides a DIY advocacy tool and online courses to build skills; and Arts and Economic Prsoperity 5, an economic impact study carried out in 341 regions across all fifty states. Presenters will provide eamples of how the initatives are being applied at hte lcoal and state level by both private and public sector arts funders.

This session is offered as part of the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference, held from October 28-31, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.

Organized and moderated by San San Wong, Senior Program Officer, Barr Foundation. Presented by Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy, Americans for the Arts; David Fraher, President &CEO, Arts Midwest; and Arin Sullivan, Vice President and Director of Programs and Products, DataArts.

 

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National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Oct
11
4:30 PM16:30

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Research shows that most Americans value the arts and participate in them on a regular basis. Despite this broad engagement, the arts are too often portrayed as "a nicety rather than a necessity." Can our field shift this perception and tap into more enduring support? Learn how Arts Midwest, The Metropolitan Group and a growing cohort of cultural leaders in Oregon, California, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Michigan are using proven research and communications methods to build public will and make the arts a more recognized and valued part of everyday life.

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Creating Connection: Traverse City
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

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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Creating Connection: Grand Rapids
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

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: Kalamazoo
Sep
26
9:00 AM09:00

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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Western Arts Alliance: Pre-Conference Seminar
Sep
5
9:00 AM09:00

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
8:00 AM08:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

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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