What will the future be like for nonprofit arts organizations? Strengthening community engagement, inclusion, and organizational health have long been on the minds of nonprofit arts leaders around the country. The global COVID-19 pandemic and the national conversation about racial justice and equity make such questions even more urgent.
To help explore these questions, The Wallace Foundation has created an arts webinar series, "Reimagining the Future of the Arts." The series brings together a diverse set of leading experts in the field to facilitate conversations around some of the most pressing issues facing the arts sector today, grounded in research commissioned or supported by Wallace. We hope these discussions, which are free of charge, will inspire new ideas and innovative approaches for the months and years ahead.
The first session will pose the question “What do audiences expect from the arts and how can organizations respond?” The session will begin with a brief overview of key findings from A Special Edition of Culture Track, presented by Arthur Cohen of LaPlaca Cohen. A panel discussion moderated by Artnet critic Ben Davis will follow, featuring insights from Kate Maguire, artistic director and CEO of the Berkshire Theatre Group; Lisa Richards Toney, president and CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals; and Franklin Sirmans, president and CEO of the Perez Art Museum in Miami.