Ancient Greece 2.0: Arts Participation before the Industrial Age

Museum 2.0

This week, I read a fabulous essay that made me feel a new kinship with the past in the quest to advocate for active audience engagement. In In and Out of the Dark [pdf] , Colby College professor Lynne Conner argues convincingly that the current refinement of the Western fine arts experience is an aberrant blip in a long history of participatory audience engagement. We are honoring the deep history of serious arts engagement by pursuing participatory approaches.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth


Whether quietly spearheading some of the world's most groundbreaking scientific and medical research or not-so-quietly leading revolutions on the battlefield, our history is ripe with stories of ferocious, adventurous, enlightened, and persistent women. In celebration of Women's History Month, we wanted to share some of these sheroic tales and introduce you to young women who are carrying the torch forward today. Olivia Bouler's environmental activism started early.

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How to Find Your Next Great Board Member

Connection Cafe

For example, if you have a history of terrific special events, but your organization’s newly crafted and inspirational vision calls for more transformational fundraising, you’ll likely need to shift focus. Not only will your activities change, but also those who carry them out will change, too. Know where else they have served, their giving history, and the extent of their network. The last word comes to us from ancient Greece.