Tough Questions About Engagement Practices and Programming in the Arts
Engagement is a buzzword in the arts field, there’s no way around it. There are a multitude of perspectives about what defines engagement, exactly who we’re engaging, how to engage authentically and productively, and why it matters at all.
Lessons in Cultural Participation and Financial Sustainability
In our recent posts, the Irvine Arts team has been exploring the ways nonprofits can expand arts engagement — to create meaningful experiences that bring forward the full public benefit of arts, and to also increase organizational sustainability for the future.
Guest Interview on Black Renaissance
Ted Russell, Irvine Arts Program senior program officer was a guest on Black Renaissance which aired on KBCW CBS San Francisco on July 19, 2015. Watch his televised interview.
Foundational Knowledge: Arts Organizations and Community
Working in this field, I often have the privilege of seeing arts organizations explore new and creative ways to engage people in their work, and I’ve noticed that some of the most forward-thinking organizations ask themselves some important questions, as they go about this.
ArtPlace Honors Oakland
Last week, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan joined ArtPlace director Carol Coletta in touring the Oakland neighborhood that was designated one of America's Top 12 ArtPlaces.
Largest California Arts Organizations Explore Ideas for Engagement
Irvine recently hosted a set of informal question and answer sessions about our new Exploring Engagement Fund for Large Organizations, and last month we invited organizations to submit concept papers for this fund.