Engaging Audiences through Effective Collaboration, Presentation: October 26

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  • 1. Engaging Audiences through Effective Collaboration Session One: October 26 Kelley Lavin The Lavin Group klavin@comcast.net The Arts Engagement Exchange (AEE) is an initiative of the Chicago Community Trust and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs supported by the Wallace Foundation.

2. Jana Liles Adventure Stage Chicago Meaghan Madges Auditorium Theatre Rachel Glencross Baroque Band Whitney Moeller Chicago Architecture Foundation Cameron Heinze Chicago Human Rhythm Project Birdie Soti Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Ann James Chicspeare Production Company Chris Richardson eighth blackbird Maritza Nazario En Las Tablas Performing Arts Elizabeth Edwards Facets Multi-Media Cheryl Bachand Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust Sophia Wong Boccio Fulcrum Point New Music Project Marvinetta Woodley- Penn Global Girls The Class 3. Jan Bartoszek Hedwig Dances Kerry Schneider Illinois State Museum Artisans Program Teresa Hernando Instituto Cervantes of Chicago Frank Crowley Irish American Heritage Center Marie Casimir Links Hall Laura Weathered Near NorthWest Arts Council Julie Wolf Northshore Concert Band Susan Lynch Perceptual Motion, Inc. Eliza K. Warren Rush Hour Concerts at St. James Cathedral Anne Bird Society of Architectural History Latoya James The DuSable Museum of African American History Jessica Kaswiner The Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship K Zaheerah Sultan Najwa Dance Corps Megan Skord-Campbell Victory Gardens Theater Pauline Kochanski Windy City Arts The Class 4. What We Will Be Learning 5. How We Will Be Learning 6. What is a collaboration? Working towards common goal or working towards goals that are compatible with each partner Greater strength in numbers Sharing skills Synergy 7. What is a collaboration? Joining forces with a partner to create a solution to a problem that neither could achieve on their own Leveraging resources by allying themselves with organizations to carry out a common mission 8. What is a strategic collaboration? Distinct from short term, project- oriented sponsorships, strategic collaborations are intensive, durable commitments created for mutual gain; they require significant investment by all parties of time and energy. 9. In bad times, art sometimes get more interestingAnd now, in synch with our current economic troubles, many young artists are expanding arts range with collaborative ventures that defy traditional categories Would culture continue to be supported if there were no resources? The logical answer was to keep on working on projects togetherHow could we do that collectively? Vogue October, 2010 10. Craft Beer 101: Collaboration Beer A Collaboration arises when brewmasters from two (or more!) craft breweries decide to get together on a single beer The first such beer to make a big splash on store shelves in Chicago was Collaboration, Not Litigation Ale. Two craft brewers both had a Belgian Ale called "Salvation." Rather than fight it out in court , they met and, over a few beers, decided they should blend the two brews together for a special release. Talk things out over a beer? It's a time-honored tradition. When the guys who make beer sit down to talk things over, great beer can result. 11. The special collaboration between traditional and the creative industries was the focus of a new international prize awarded as part of the project Creative City Challenge this October. Companies (from the North Sea Region countries) applied for the Best Collaboration Award from the fields of Advertising, Architecture, Arts and Antique Markets, Crafts, Design, Communication Design, Fashion Design, Film, Video, Photography, Software, Computer Games and Electronic Publishing, Music and the Visual and Performing Arts, Publishing, Television and Music. 12. What are some actual examples of arts collaborations youre aware of? Such as these: Between like or cross discipline arts organization with the same or different audiences Educational Non-profits other than arts-related groups Corporate and small business Neighborhood/community organizations Global or national Class Contribution: White House, chefs from the country and public schools promoting healthy eating -HUD and NEA proposal -Puerto Rican Arts Center and local arts organizations and businesses -Chicago Reader and Chicago Architecture Foundation -Government municipalities and local organizations 13. Why did these groups collaborate? What problem(s) were they trying to solve? Were they responding to an opportunity within their company? Did they have a plan, policy, mandate or grant that needed to be implemented? Did they want to better utilize or capitalize on a resource they have? 14. What factor would motivate your company to collaborate? What problem(s) are you trying to solve? What opportunity within your company? Do you have a plan, policy, mandate or grant that needed to be implemented? Do you want to better utilize or capitalize on a unique resource?