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Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement in the 21st Century: Building the Capacity of PA's Cultural Sector



About the Program

This capacity-building program, created and implemented by Americans for the Arts' National Arts Marketing Project and funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, aims to support, strengthen and advance the arts marketing and audience engagement skills of the commonwealth’s arts and cultural professionals.

This initiative seeks to:

  • Assist Pennsylvania-based arts and cultural organizations achieve increased and engaged audiences on a consistent basis through skill-building in the areas of arts marketing and audience engagement.
  • Address long-term systemic issues of declining arts participation and loyal arts audiences in Pennsylvania
  • Assist arts and cultural organizations–particularly those within diverse communities–in attracting and retaining expanded audiences.

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this initiative shifted from primarily offering in-person trainings to digitally-based trainings and pairings with industry experts to address specific marketing challenges. 

For more information on upcoming opportunities, contact Ruby Lopez Harper or Jerelle Jenkins at Americans for the Arts' National Arts Marketing Project.  


Monthly Training Calls for PA-based Arts and Culture Organizations

These monthly calls gather Pennsylvania-based arts and culture organizations for free trainings on a variety of topics relevant to digital arts marketing in the nonprofit sector.  Sign up here for the monthly training webinars for PA arts organizations. 



Past Participants

Members of Cohort 1 of the Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement in the 21st Century training initiative. These individuals represent arts and cultural organizations from the central and southeastern portions of the commonwealth.


Members of Cohort 2 of the Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement in the 21st Century training initiative. These individuals represent arts and cultural organizations from the western portion of the commonwealth.


Members of Cohort 2 participating in a group presentation during a three-day 'boot camp' training that kicked off their two-year training cycle (June 2018). 

Questions?

For questions about the program, contact Jerelle Jenkins at Americans for the Arts, or Norah G. Johnson at PA Council on the Arts (717-525-5549 or norajohnso@pa.gov).