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Rural communities and the artists strengthening them

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How can cultural organizations work with their communities rather than for their communities?

Mulenga Kapwepwe, Chairperson of the National Arts Council of Zambia, discusses how widening your definitions can broaden your understanding of community.

What is the place of cultural institutions within their communities?

Tisa Ho, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival, suggests that to be truly relevant an organization must be “in, of, for and about” its community.

How do cultural institutions balance being global and local?

Mikel Ellcessor, general manager of WDET, Detroit, warns that social media can give us a false sense of connection. He also gives a suggestion for how to make meaningful connections in one’s community.

How can digital platforms enhance the experience of a live performance?

Cookie Ruiz, Executive Director of Ballet Austin, talks about using technology to increase anticipation for the performance.

How should cultural institutions approach visitor engagement?

Nina Simon, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, talks about how her organization invites people to engage.

How do cultural institutions invite interaction in a way that protects exhibitions?

Nina Simon, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, discusses how the museum cultivates a balance between increased participation and stewardship.