Expert Arts Presents: Attracting and Engaging Long-term Diverse Audiences
Thursday 20 August 2015, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
FCAC Performance Space
Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland Street
FREE but bookings essential as places are limited
Hear from a leading US expert on engaging and sustaining diverse audiences
DONNA WALKER-KUHNE is an expert on audience diversification and an accomplished arts administrator who is devoted to increasing accessibility and connection to the arts for a growing multicultural population.
Drawing from her experiences and work at the world-famous Apollo Theater in New York City, The Public Theater and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Walker-Kuhne will present case studies and strategies on attracting long-term diverse audiences and engaging with diverse communities through media, relationships and partnerships.
About the presenter
As Director of Marketing and Audience Development at The Public Theater in New York City, Donna Walker-Kuhne devised a range of audience development activities for children, students and adults throughout New York City. Currently Vice President of Community Engagement at NJPAC, Walker-Kuhne is building new diverse audiences and creating partnerships that will foster economic growth of New Jersey.
An Adjunct Professor in marketing the arts at Fordham University, Brooklyn College and New York University, Walker-Kuhne was formerly Marketing Director for Dance Theatre of Harlem and has given numerous workshops and presentations for arts groups in America, Australia, Singapore and South Africa.
Donna Walker-Kuhne is author of Invitation to the Party: Building Bridges to Arts, Culture and Community and her current visit to Australia is supported by Creative Victoria, Arts West and Kape Communications.
Presented in partnership with Arts West and Kape Communications
If this Expert Arts topic sparks your interest, Arts West will host an additional intensive workshop with Donna Walker-Kuhne on Tuesday, 25 August 2015. Details at Arts West