Episode 62: When Growing Audiences, Going Too Fast is as Dangerous as Too Slow

Graham Wright, Founder of Opus Affair, discusses the perennial question of how do organizations take care of their established audience while leaving room to create emerging audiences.

Graham WrightGraham Wright is an arts management consultant, classical singer, and founder of Opus Affair—an organization focused on connecting individuals with arts and culture events in their communities. Opus Affair, called a “social behemoth” by the Boston Globe, has over 7,000 individual members in the Boston area and has partnered with arts and culture organizations in Boston and beyond, including Boston Philharmonic, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Baroque, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston Athenaeum, Boston Children’s Museum, Museum of Science Boston, Boston Early Music Festival, Celebrity Series of Boston, Odyssey Opera, Michigan Science Center, Portland Bach Experience, and White Snake Projects.
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Episode 10: The ART Leads the Audience

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) is serious about audience development. A.R.T. Executive Director Diane Quinn says everything they do is with an eye to what audiences will see once they pass the theater doors. She discusses their mandate to expand the boundaries of theater – both physically and through the content itself.

Diane QuinnDiane Quinn is the Executive Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) A veteran of the arts, her many positions have included Founding Producer of Soulpepper Theatre Company and Festival of Classics, Coordinator of the Arts Administration Program at the University of Toronto, and Executive Director of Toronto Women in Film and Television.  Most recently she served as Senior VP of Creative and Artistic Operations at Cirque du Soleil and was responsible for managing the artistic quality of all shows globally.
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