Developing and Sustaining High Impact Community Engagement Programs

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:45 am 10:00 am


Music can serve as a powerful tool for addressing civic priorities. Yet effective community engagement practice requires orchestras to work in new ways—as artistic collaborators and facilitators of community creativity—and on long time horizons. This is true whether your orchestra is working with public schools, healthcare providers, community development corporations, tribal councils, or other agencies. This session will explore relationship-building, co-design, and translation (between the arts and other fields) as key organizational and individual capacities to build when authentic community engagement is a goal.

Speakers: Michael Rohd, Director, Center for Performance and Civic Practice; Shannon L. Scrofano, Director of Design, Center for Performance and Civic Practice