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

Monday, May 23, 2022

- EDT
Culture + Community: Black and African American Perspectives on Creativity, Trustworthiness, Welcoming, and Wellbeing
Tanya Treptow, PhD
Tanya Treptow, PhD
Slover Linett Audience Research, Vice President & Director of Research
Melody Buyukozer Dawkins, PhD
Melody Buyukozer Dawkins, PhD
Slover Linett Audience Research, Researcher

This session will share insights from a new study exploring the perspectives of 50 Black and African American participants across the U.S.—part of an ongoing pandemic-era national research collaboration, “Culture + Community in a Time of Transformation: A Special Edition of Culture Track.” Initial research had revealed some unique experiences and perspectives that Black and African American adults in the U.S. have in relation to cultural engagement, connection with arts and culture, and social change. To understand these perspective in a deeper and more holistic way, this study explores the dynamics of self-care, creativity, trustworthiness, welcome, and how these concepts connect toward individual and community wellbeing. We’ll also discuss strategic provocations to rethink key concepts in the cultural sector that inform practice, funding, and policy across the arts and culture field.