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Engaging Arts Partners // Winter 2023
Friday, January 27, 2023, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Online-Only

Engaging Arts Partners

Friday, January 27th, 2023
3:00pm - 5:00pm ET

Format: Online
Location: Zoom
Intended Audience: All arts administrators interested in partnering with other organizations, whether or not you have engaged in community partnerships before.
Participation Level: Medium - Group sharing is optional but highly encouraged.

This workshop will closely examine and discuss specific strategies, opportunities, and implementation of successful partnerships. Now more than ever, partnerships that are not limited to the arts are incredibly important. The workshop will explore a variety of partnerships to include, cultural, religious, educational, civic, professional, and community-based organizations. Case studies will be shared along with recommendations on sustainability and growth of engaged partners. 

Donna Walker-Kuhne is an award-winning thought leader, writer, and strategist for community engagement, audience development, and social justice.  She is President of Walker International Communications Group, a 30-year-old boutique marketing and audience development consulting agency. She provides consulting services to numerous arts organizations throughout the world and has generated over $22m in earned income. She is also Senior Advisor, Diversity, Equity Inclusion at New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Currently, her portfolio includes social justice initiatives and Equity Diversity Inclusion workshops. She is a veteran of over 22 Broadway productions and her nonprofit clients include Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, New York State Council on the Arts, and Seattle Theatre GroupShe is co-founder of Impact Broadway, a multicultural project that engaged over 900 students as audience members for Broadway with the goal to empower this community to be economic drivers of new audiences for the Broadway Theater district. She is a lecturer and keynote presenter for international arts conferences in Moscow, Russia, Bloemfontein, South Africa, and Australian Arts Conferences. She is an adjunct professor at New York University and Columbia University. She is the recipient of 50 awards including the 2019 League of Professional Theatre Women Rachel Crothers Leadership Award. Her first book, Invitation to the Party: Building Bridges to Arts, Culture and Community, was published in 2005, and she just completed her second book, Champions for the Arts: Lessons and Successful Strategies for Engaging Diverse Audiences. She has a weekly blog, "Arts and Culture Connections," that explores cultural efforts to expand diverse audiences.


All A.R.T./New York workshops, roundtables, and trainings feature automated captioning provided by Zoom. ASL interpretation and CART captioning services are available by request; requests must be made at least 5 business days before the event. For requests, accessibility information, or other accommodations please contact Ashley Hicks at [email protected]

Contact: Ashley Hicks - [email protected]