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Friday, October 11 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Audience Development

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Audience Building & Financial Health in the Nonprofit Performing Arts: Current Literature and Unanswered Questions
Presenter: Francie Ostrower
This first report from a multi-year, $4.3 million evaluation of audience building commissioned and funded by The Wallace Foundation examines the current state of the nonprofit performing arts audience-building and financial health literature and its gaps.

Pay-As-You-Wish Ticket Programs and Audience Retention: A Case Study of the Joyce Theatre
Presenter: Alex Hinand
This paper presentation will look at the recent Pay-What-You-Decide ticketing program implemented at the Joyce Theatre and how effective it has been at introducing, and retaining, new and diverse audiences to modern dance.

From Elitism to Inclusivity: Understanding the (Ir)relevance of Opera for Contemporary Society
Presenter: Francesco Chiaravalloti
This paper contributes to our understanding of the barriers for the "initiation" and the potential for the "affiliation" of new audiences to a form of art, opera, which is largely considered "high culture."

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David Edelman

Professor and Director of Performing Arts Leadership and Management , Shenandoah University
David Edelman is Professor of Arts Management and Director of the Performing Arts Leadership and Management Program at Shenandoah Conservatory. He is the founder and co-editor of The American Journal of Arts Management. Prior to joining the Conservatory faculty, he was Executive Director... Read More →

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Alex Hinand

Ensemble Operations Coordinator, Roosevelt University

Friday October 11, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm CDT
UNO Performing Arts Center, Room 316

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