Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders Network

Connecting emerging arts managers with skill-building and leadership development resources.

Join us for October’s Creative Conversation

Bonus Features: Thinking Outside the Talkback

Monday, October 17, 6-8pm
City Theater, 1300 Bingham Street, South Side
Register online or call 412.394.3353 ($5 advance/$8 at the door)

A panel discussion & networking event for Pittsburgh’s arts community

In today’s constantly evolving world of technology, social media, and interconnectivity, is it enough just to do art?  What kinds of “added value” activities are organizations in the creative sector implementing to appeal to a younger, more tech-savvy generation?  How do we as artists and arts managers go that extra mile to make our work accessible, engaging, and relevant?  And perhaps most importantly, are our efforts paying off?

Join the Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders (PEAL) network for a Creative Conversation to address these questions! A panel will address the growing trend of “adding value” to traditional arts offerings in order to attract a new generation of audience members.  These “tactics” include games, post-show discussions, multimedia activities, and other experiences that give audience members more of a stake in the work they have come to experience.  The panel will delve into the tough questions about such activities, including their value, effectiveness, and attractiveness to current and potential arts audiences.

Register online or call 412.394.3353 ($5 advance/ $8 at the door). Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of Harris Grill.

About Creative Conversations
Creative Conversations are local gatherings of engaged citizens in communities across the country and are part of a grassroots movement to elevate the profile of arts in America during National Arts & Humanities Month every October. Started in 2004 as a program of The Emerging Leaders Network, Americans for the Arts is now expanding the scope of the event to invite all arts leaders and interested individuals to participate. Some of these local convenings have grown into cohesive, organized emerging leader networks, been the catalyst for the development of community wide cultural plans, and helped to shape local arts advocacy by connecting the cultural sector with the business community and political leadership. This local tool empowers arts administrators to take a leadership role in their own community by both designing programming and galvanizing their peers to connect professionally.

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