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A Framework for Meaningful Engagement

Editor’s note: As part of our blog event for The Summit at Sundance, we have…

Motivated by Convergence Not Crisis: Finding Flexibility in a System Filled with Constraints

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.

How has your organization reacted to changes in the competitive landscape?

Kim Sajet, President and CEO of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, talks about her organization’s decision to give away its three-dimensional objects.

How has your organization reacted to changes in the competitive landscape?

Alex Nyerges, Executive Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, talks about the museum’s focus on accessibility, relevance and excitement.

What do changes in customer mindset mean for cultural organizations?

Thomas Kinnear, professor of marketing at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, discusses the impact of convergence on the cultural customer.

How should cultural organizations react to the significant changes in their competitive landscape?

Gordon Hewitt, an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at the Stephen M Ross School of Business, discusses the importance of challenging your assumptions.

What does the convergence of consumer interests, markets and industries mean for cultural organizations?

Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico, talks about the importance of remaining true to your mission.

What does the convergence of consumer interests, markets and industries mean for cultural organizations?

Abhijit Sengupta, Artistic Director and CEO of Fontana Chamber Arts, wonders whether developing new audiences is becoming more of a question of urban development.

What does the convergence of consumer interests, markets and industries mean for cultural organizations?

Keith Winsten, Executive Director of the Brevard Zoo in Brevard County, Florida, discusses how increased competition helped the organization focus on relevance and redefine its mission.

What does the convergence of consumer interests, markets and industries mean for cultural organizations?

Betsy Bradley, Director of the Mississippi Museum of Art, looks at many of technological advances that build upon a visual culture as a great opportunity for those in the visual arts.

What does the convergence of consumer interests, markets and industries mean for cultural organizations?

J. Mikel Ellcessor, general manager of WDET, Detroit, discusses the role of cultural organizations in a world where audiences see themselves as creators.

What does the convergence of consumer interests, markets and industries mean for cultural organizations?

Timothy O’Leary, General Director of the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, suggests that art is about looking forward and therefore arts organizations must be perceived as forward-looking.

What does the convergence of consumer interests, markets and industries mean for cultural organizations?

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.

The Lowdown on Arts Downloading

Is your organization making its performances available outside your ‘regular’ venues? Do you think this will bring new audiences into your venue…or just let them see your work from afar?

The Challenges of Cultural Leadership

In this keynote address delivered at the Bolz Center Collegium, NAS President and CEO, Russell Willis Taylor explores the unique leadership demands of cultural enterprise.