Spurred by a board chair who was an enthusiastic advocate of online learning, the Loft Literary Center team did some research, ran an experiment and engaged in an in-depth analysis of how online classes would fit into the organization’s vision. The result was a board and staff galvanized around the idea and the funds raised to effect the changes necessary to successfully implement online learning.
Oregon Public Broadcasting has chosen to compete in a different way. This shift has changed the way they make decisions, allocate resources, invest in staff and even in the physical space they inhabit.
Basma El Husseiny, managing director of Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) in Egypt, suggests that the protests movements at their core have been about dissatisfaction with current institutions and wonders what that means for arts and culture institutions.
Sebastian Ruth, Founder & Artistic Director of Community MusicWorks, discusses the need for cultural institutions – both big and small – to ask what is their role in the community and what problems they are addressing.
Jennifer Bielstein, Managing Director of the Actors Theatre of Louisville, talks about new opportunities to connect with audiences and how delivering a live, interactive experience will become increasingly valuable.
Patrick McIntyre, General Manager of the Sydney Theatre Company, talks about the increasing pressure to articulate the benefits of the experiences we offer. He suggests that in the new environment content is marketing and that the concept of co-creation is as old as the Gramophone.