Arts Marketing Blog

When the Arts and Tourism Join Forces: Arts Council Napa Valley

by Laura Kakolewski

Each year, in partnership with the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI), Americans for the Arts honors the synergistic relationship and outstanding cooperative efforts between a Local Arts Agency and its Destination Marketing Organization in two communities across America.

Funding The Arts With Creative Partners

by Ms. Rebekah L. Lengel

Across the country, arts organizations are constantly seeking ways to do more with less and fundraise creatively and collaboratively. For artist led organizations, this need is only amplified by lack available funds that can be dedicated to operational support, and the need to create an artistic product.

Nonprofit Websites: 5 Elements of Perfect Nonprofit Landing Pages

by Jay Wilkinson

On your website, landing pages are where the action happens—at least, that’s the goal. Good nonprofit landing pages can make your website a converting machine. If a landing page is designed well, users will know exactly what you want them to do within five seconds.

The Ups and Downs of Rebranding a Brand That Has Been Established 84 Years

by Juliet Ramirez

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMoCA) is one of the many arts and cultural destinations when visiting beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah.

Building Loyal Audiences or: If Your Brand is Your Mission, Write One That Would Make Don Quixote

by Mr. Andrew Hobgood

To become a truly stable organization, you need to have a strong brand recognized well beyond your own social circles.

Powered by Community: Still Reflecting on NAMPC 2013

by Victoria Plettner-Saunders

If there is one word that keeps me up at night it’s “community.” Keeping my mental wheels in a twirl is the question: "what are we really talking about when we talk about community. . ."

Plenty of Parking Under the Banner of Heaven

by Mr. Sydney Skybetter

Despite their show’s touchy subject material, this event’s producers have developed a number of canny audience engagement techniques that make viewers feel welcome and comfortable.

Marketing is from Mars; Development is from Venus

by Amelia Northrup-Simpson

Let’s face it: sometimes it seems like marketing and development couldn’t be more different.

Truths, Little Lies, and the Arts Marketers That Love Them (Part 3)

by Sara R. Leonard

The thing about surveys is that they often tell us what people think they think rather than what they actually think.

Excuses, Excuses (Part 2)

by Sara R. Leonard

What’s the most common reason people who want to attend the arts don’t follow through?

Reading Beneath the (Head)lines (Part 1)

by Sara R. Leonard

“Socializing is still the most commonly cited reason for attending the arts. Lack of time is still the most frequently named barrier to attending the arts.”