This week I attended and participated in Maryland Citizens for the Arts' annual capacity building conference "The Generational Shift: Creating New Approaches to Leadership, Funding, and Audience Participation in the Arts." The focus was capacity building for arts professionals and artists while exploring solutions to the challenges of an already occurring shift in generational demographics.
We looked at this shift through three lenses: -Approaches to organizational leadership and governance -Trends in philanthropy and in earned income -Changes in audience participation
Obviously I geeked out.
I was fortunate enough to sit on the dynamic intergenerational panel at the conference where we shared our perspectives on those three lenses.
Panelists: Gregory R. Evans, The Maryland Symphony Orchestra , Gary Vikan, former Director of The Walters Art Museum, Rushern Baker IV, Visual Artist and Instructor, University of Maryland, Susan Malone, Wide Angle Youth Media
I learned a lot from my colleagues and I had a great time. Our moderator, MCA's Brian Francoise was brilliant and definitely channeled Oprah.
Watch the entire conference or fast forward to the panel discussion at 57 minutes.