New Directions in Arts Administration: Who, What, Why & How New Directions in Arts Administration: Who, What, Why & How

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

- EDT
Radical Grace: How the Arts Administration sector can leverage digital engagement events to accomplish democratic participation in the field
Jordan Campbell
Jordan Campbell
Creative Generation, Director, Research & Knowledge
Jeff M Poulin
Jeff M Poulin
Creative Generation, Managing Director

Throughout the pandemic, we all witness both positive and negative outcomes from our rapid responses. This session will share the outcomes of a body of research which examined how arts and cultural education programs responded to the COVID-19 crisis (among other concurrent crises occurring in the U.S. and worldwide). A specific phenomena that was observed was the use of ‘radical grace,’ which will showcase: 1. Holding space for equitable conversation, employing community norms structure; 2. Integrated practices of mindfulness to ground practitioners in uncertain circumstances; and 3. Co-creating learning sessions, reimagining strategies for the classroom through arts-based and virtual lenses.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

- EDT
Adaptive Impact Planning: Towards a New Model of Strategic Planning For Rapidly Changing Times
Bridget Woodbury
Bridget Woodbury
Creative Generation, Director, Communications & Engagement
Jeff M Poulin
Jeff M Poulin
Creative Generation, Managing Director

Anecdotal evidence suggests that organizational planning that focuses on an organization’s impact within its community is more likely to result in programming that successfully meets its mission and serves its stakeholders, avoiding mission creep. Unlike a traditional strategic plan alone, the Adaptive Impact Plan (AIP) — developed by Bridget Woodbury, Director of Communications and Engagement at Creative Generation, as part of her Master's Thesis in 2015 — centers around the mission, and uses information collected from stakeholders to answer the question "what now?" whether you're faced with a $100 million dollar donation or a global pandemic.