Why Teaching Artists Will Lead the Charge in Audience EngagementPosted: May 16, 2012
An articulation of the widening role in culture (and society) of the experienced teaching artist…
By KELLY DYLLA on the Creatiquity blog: http://createquity.com/2012/05/why-teaching-artists-will-lead-the-charge-in-audience-engagement.html
“The point here is not that teaching artist work exists – it certainly does and has been around for at least a couple of decades. The point is that teaching artists can offer the kind of thinking needed for core artistic decisions and even market strategy to help develop truly innovative programming. Designing the experience with a work of art is now as important as the work of art itself, and we need new kinds of talent making key decisions if arts organizations are to survive.
In August, the Seanse Art Center in Oslo, Norway will hold The World’s First International Teaching Artist Conference. With teaching artists from all over the world convening to discuss this still-emerging discipline, I am eager to see how they view teaching artists’ role in the equally adolescent field of audience engagement.”