Strategies for re-engaging and reconnecting in the arts

Arts organizations have begun inviting audiences back to relive the magic of live performances, in-person programming and exhibitions at full capacity. And while there has been an upswing in attendance, many culture-goers have yet to return. In this edition of the Speaker Series, we turned our attention to those who remain reluctant to return to the arts, and consider meaningful strategies for engaging these audiences.

This session featured a response panel with arts leaders from across the country, who shared their recent experiences with the shift back to live programming and strategies for inclusive and meaningful public engagement.

Speakers included: 

  • Brenda Lieberman, Festival Director, Co-Founder and Lead Programmer, Calgary Underground Film Festival & Lead Programmer, Calgary International Film Festival
  • Melissa Lee, Director of Education and Public Programs, Vancouver Art Gallery 
  • Nadine Villasin Feldman, Director of Programming, Myseum of Toronto
  • Nik Nanos, Chief Data Scientist and Founder, Nanos Research


Download the latest Arts Response Tracking Survey,
presented in partnership by Business / Arts, the National Arts Centre and Nanos Research.

The Arts Response Tracking Survey is undertaken as a partnership with Business / Arts, the National Arts Centre and Nanos Research, with the additional support of David Binet and Christine Armstrong and Irfhan Rawji, patrons from the National Arts Centre Foundation.

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