Forums

ArtsWA hosted nine APLI forums to offer Seattle-area arts leaders the opportunity to explore arts participation concepts with featured speakers. The forums, held at the Seattle Center, sometimes included pre-identified "respondents" and panelists who helped facilitate discussion and further learning.

Forum 1 — Activating Your Audience

Forum 1 — Activating Your Audience
Featured speaker, Alan Brown

Forum 2 — Who's New in Town: Arts Organizations Respond to Changing Demographics

Forum 2 — Who's New in Town: Arts Organizations Respond to Changing Demographics
Featured speaker, Salvador Acevedo

Forum 3 — Personal Engagement in the Arts Through Digital Media: Where We've Been and Where We're Going

Forum 3 — Personal Engagement in the Arts Through Digital Media: Where We've Been and Where We're Going
Featured speaker, Hanson Hosein

Forum 4 — Engaging Young Adult Audiences

Forum 4 — Engaging Young Adult Audiences
Featured speakers, Peter Boal, Linda Garrison, and Ellen Walker

Forum 5 — Innovation: Connecting to a New Era of Arts Participation

Forum 5 — Innovation: Connecting to a New Era of Arts Participation
Featured speakers, Richard Evans and Jerry Yoshitomi

Forum 6 — Making Art, Making Change: Trends and Transformations in Uncertain Times

Forum 6 — Making Art, Making Change: Trends and Transformations in Uncertain Times
Featured speaker, Manuel Pastor

Forum 7 — Research into Action: Pathways to New Opportunities

Forum 7 — Research into Action: Pathways to New Opportunities
Featured speakers and facilitators, Kendra Lawton and Janelle McCoy

Forum 8 — Connecting with Audiences: Insights from Seattle's Wallace Excellence Awards

Forum 8 — Connecting with Audiences: Insights from Seattle's Wallace Excellence Awards
Featured speakers, Chloe Chittick Patton and Sarah Lee

Forum 9 — Stirring Up Arts Participation: 13 Projects

Forum 9 — Stirring Up Arts Participation: 13 Projects
Featured speakers, Claudia Bach, Alan Brown, and Shannon Stewart

Research

Dig into the research and documentation that our projects produced. You’ll find long-form looks into our projects, guidance about best practices for increasing audience participation, and a 13-minute video documenting some of the APLI’s most potent takeaways.

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Resources

Four years of research into arts participation produces loads of resources. Take advantage of our learning tools, read thoughtful artist responses to APLI forums, and access other helpful items.

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