The not-for-profit arts community is the keeper of civilization’s cultural heritage and the source from which will spring contemporary society’s legacy for the future. The reflective arts (SEE: Reflective Art and Visceral Art ) must be carefully nurtured because their full appreciation puts demands on perceivers which are far greater than is true of many activities which compete for their attention.
Recognizing the special needs of arts organizations, each of NfPVision ’s conference and workshop presentations can be tailored specifically for the arts community. In addition, Building Communities, Not Audiences: Re-imagining Arts Programs is designed to encourage arts organizations to consider the relationship between mission, marketing, and the nature of the audience in the twenty-first century.
Doug Borwick, founder of NfPVision, is a professional composer who earned his doctorate from the Eastman School of Music. His background as a practicing artist and producer of performing and visual arts events affords him special insight into the world of arts management.
Here is what Jack Le Sueur, Community Programs Administrator for the North Carolina Arts Council, had to say about Dr. Borwick's work with arts organizations:
Doug Borwick raises critical questions about the future
health of what he calls the reflective arts--the arts that feed
the soul. His challenge to the arts world to broaden its vision in programming
and marketing is well-founded in light of worldwide demographic and economic
shifts. Our experience in Northern Ireland suggests that the arts are
an essential tool in the process of community building. Dr. Borwick provides
a framework to consider ways in which that can begin to happen on the local
Department of Culture, Arts, and Leisure
You really opened a can of worms of new thoughts and
ideas. I have not been able to stop thinking about your presentation
and how to utilize it to its full potential. Those of us in arts
administration must re-think how and what we deliver to our audiences.
Arts education is virtually gone from our school systems. Now
we must become arts producers, presenters and developers. Thanks for
starting the process.
Executive Director, Theater District Association (Houston, TX)
Conference/meeting presentations outlining the basics of not-for-profit management, planning, marketing, and grant-seeking.
Publications which help clarify topics important to not-for-profit management