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Social Media Is Your Mission. Your Mission Is Social Media.

Posted by David Wyatt, Oct 18, 2016 0 comments

As an arts marketer, if you're not getting great at social media, you are cheating yourself, your organization, and your audience. Saying that the interfaces and jargon aren't relevant is comparable to blowing off email in the 90s, the fax in the 80s, or telephones before that.

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The Audience of the Future: <strike>Out</strike> In With the Old, In With the New

Posted by David Seals, Oct 17, 2016 0 comments

Only when arts organizations seek to grow the loyalty of every person who walks through the door—from the first-timers to the long-timers—will we see the sustainable revenue that allows us to innovate and grow.

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Marketing in Pursuit of Purpose

Posted by Laura Kakolewski, Oct 17, 2016 0 comments

Many nonprofit arts organizations would say they are just like REI—driven by values, and focused on the community. But as a unique co-op retail business, REI has succeeded in showing their members what it really means to belong to something bigger than themselves.

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Reflections on SXSL: Art, Technology and Possibility

Posted by Jennifer Deafenbaugh, Oct 13, 2016 0 comments

When the arts are used to connect the work being done on the edge of science, government, and technology, this is how change begins. This is the sense that the first South by South Lawn (SXSL) inspired in many of those who attended. 

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Healing Trauma through the Arts in Chicago and Beyond

Posted by Eric Delli Bovi, Oct 12, 2016 1 comment

This year, our Sweet Home Chicago also recorded its most violent and deadliest summer on record—with no end in sight. For too many of Chicago’s children, the wealth of opportunities this city provides is seemingly too distant to access due to the many barriers that remain in place.

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Lessons Beyond the Playa: Bringing Burning Man Home

Posted by Kerry Adams Hapner, Oct 07, 2016 0 comments

Fundamentally, as we celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month in October, we celebrate creativity and what it means to be human today. We celebrate everyday creative expression in all of its forms—from the amateur to the master artist and his/her craft. Burning Man celebrates that, too.

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