Tag: audience engagement

  • Speaking of things that aren’t easy: defining, exercising, and building values

    Speaking of things that aren’t easy: defining, exercising, and building values

    Before I started writing this blog post, I did the following: Read the newspaper Check Facebook Check Twitter Think about the other blog post I had to write Check personal email account Text Start writing the other blog post Check Facebook Text Read a few online articles Make a cup of tea Text Have a […]

  • Getting into the experimental state of mind

    Getting into the experimental state of mind

    I approach my work with an experimental state of mind and tend to forget, as we all do, that not everyone shares my world view. In a session with one of my academy fellows, I was reminded how intimidating the word “experiment” can be. That word alone was holding her it back. It was her […]

  • Break that control habit!

    Show of hands: who would be significantly unsettled, if not be completely terrified, by the idea of handing over your organizational social account to stranger for a day? Login, password, the whole kit and caboodle? I’m not saying this is you, current hand raiser, but I was reminded that this is still viewed as a highly risky […]

  • Hardline Truths from #ohellohio

    Last Wednesday, I had the honor of conducting an “Audience Engagement Boot Camp” in Columbus, OH for arts administrators and artists from across the state on behalf of National Arts Marketing Project as a guest of Columbus Arts Marketing Association (CAMA). From the M words in both of my host’s names, safe bet the attendees […]

  • FOUND! Notes on Arts Participation as a Behavior

    How long have I been percolating on engagement and the arts? At least since 2006. In cleaning my office, found these notes from the 2006 TCG Annual Conference in Atlanta. The topic? “Building Future Audience” Thought I would share some notes from Kevin McCarthy’s “Understanding Arts Participation as a Behavioral Process,” a panel entitled “Who is the Audience […]

  • The Most Confusing Infographic Ever: audience engagement, community engagement & audience development

    Previously on A Big Eyed Fish, in defining audience engagement I noted that it was “artcentric” and differed from community engagement and audience development. In order to better show the relationship between a work of art, audience and community engagement, and audience development, I whipped up this infographic using my low-tech graphic design skills in PowerPoint: Totally clears it all […]

  • IMHO: Audience Engagement Definitions [now with updates!]

    New blogger request for forgiveness, the original post needed more before I moved on. All updates, made 1/24/15 appear in this fetching orange. A Google search of audience engagement yields a bevy of infographics: And many definitions… (underlining all mine) From Doug Borwick’s blog Engagement Matters: “Audience Engagement is a marketing strategy designed for deepening relationships […]

  • Hold Your Horses: let’s take an honest look at our audience engagement practices

         

  • A Big Eyed Fish: Perception of Ensemble Theaters & the Role of Audience

    Part of a series I am am collaborating on with the assistance of Melanie Harker and Kate Ahern Loveric under the stewardship of Howl Round / Center for the Theater Commons. This is post “2.3”—What is our perception of ensemble-theaters and the role of audience?

  • A Big Eyed Fish: Defining Key Terms

    Part of a series I am collaborating on with the assistance of Melanie Harker and Kate Ahern Loveric under the stewardship of Howl Round / Center for the Theater Commons. This is post “2.2”—How do we define four key terms—theater, ensemble, audience, and engagement? (Note: a full turn around the circle would me 100% of responses contained this element or category.)