NAMP Events

  Workshop Tittle: The Art of Relevance: Mattering More to More PeopleDenver Arts & Venues, Denver, COWednesday, October 19, 2016NAMP Faculty: Nina SimonJoin museum director and author Nina Simon for an interactive workshop on how you can make your work more relevant to the audiences and communities you seek to engage. Together, we will explore the deep meaning of relevance—what it is, what it can do, how to measure it—and how relevance can fuel change to make your work more powerful and valuable. This workshop features rags-to-relevance case studies, honest conversation about conflict and culture change, specific tools you can use, and a bit of theory to ground it all.Learning outcomes / You will gain...

  • Theoretical grounding in the scientific research on relevance: what kind of information connects, and why.
  • A framework for identifying and describing communities of interest.
  • Activities you can use with colleagues to build empathy and involvement with new communities of interest.
  • Specific ideas for how to shift your existing programs and community engagement efforts to increase relevance to the communities of interest to you.
  • Powerful stories of diverse institutions across the country making change to increase relevance in their communities.

REGISTER NOW!!!2016 NATIONAL ARTS MARKETING PROJECT (NAMP) CONFERENCEAUSTIN, TEXAS NOVEMBER 11-14, 2016#NAMPC                      WEBINARS Winning Websites    Presented by: Ceci DadismanOptimizing your website for your customer doesn't have to mean a complete redesign.  We'll take a look at data showing how people interact with websites as well as case studies of successful design to help you adjust your website for maximum usability.    You’ll also learn what Google Analytics data you should be looking at regularly to determine the efficacy of your website.If you are planning to embark on a website design project, this session will give you a great place to start to build your site right from the beginning.  You'll walk away with useful knowledge and concrete takeaways that you can implement right away on your website. Engaging And Welcoming People With Disabilities To Our Arts Organizations Presented by: Beth PrevorThe arts are for everyone and everyone is different. How we understand and respect each other's' difference is a priority of arts marketers. We often talk about our difference, our diversity by categories such as race, age, gender, social-economic status, sexual orientation, etc. More often than not, disability is the 'etc' on the diversity continuum. It's hidden, it's not to be talked about or discussed. Don't look, don't say the wrong thing. But it's OK to say disability. It's OK to ask questions, I'm disabled and I'm here to talk about disability.Watch This Webinar Right Now! PAST EVENTS                                          WORKSHOP TITLE: Not All Marketing Dollars Are Created Equal … And That’s OkayLOCATION: Laguna Beach, CANAMP Faculty: Diana WyennThe National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) returnED to Laguna Beach to help attendees step away from the spreadsheet, assess the costs and effectiveness of their current systems, align strategies with objectives, and allocate funds with confidence. Uniquely tailored to address the challenges and concerns of the Laguna Beach arts & cultural community, this full-day, skill-building workshop armed attendees with real world strategies for creating or modifying an integrated marketing plan in order to maximize impact, minimize cost, and measure effectiveness—no matter budget size. WORKSHOP TITLE: Creating Diverse Audiences for Dynamic Community EngagementLOCATION: Raleigh, NCNAMP FACULTY: Donna Wlaker-Kuhne Attendees worked side-by-side with Vice President of Community Engagement for The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Donna Walker-Kuhne in an interactive, workshop setting, hosted by the City of Raleigh, NC. Tailored to the arts and cultural organizations of Raleigh, this half-day provided the tools for achieving dynamic community engagement and explore strategies for engaging diverse communities. Attendees took action on their learnings by drafting their own strategic outlines and sharing them for feedback and analysis. WORKSHOP TITLE: Building, Diversifying, and Sustaining New AudiencesLOCATION:St. Louis, MONAMP FACULTY: Adam ThurmanDESCRIPTION:  Attendees worked side-by-side with Adam Thurman, Director of Marketing and Communications at Court Theatre (Chicago, IL) and President of Mission Paradox, in this hands on workshop to develop a framework that helped identify, invite and cultivate an audience in a way that reflects artistic and organizational values. WORKSHOP TITLE: Data-Driven Marketing: Taking Santa Fe Audience Relationships to the Next LevelLOCATION: Santa Fe, NMNAMP FACULTY: Ron EvansDESCRIPTION:  In this packed, day-long strategy session, international marketing consultant Ron Evans explored how marketing and technology create powerful leverage for cultural organizations to change patron behavior. Attendees expanded understanding of successful marketing tactics, connected and collaborated with colleagues, and took home an actionable plan for implementation at their organizations. WORKSHOP TITLE: Reaching Audiences: If You Build Them, They Will ComeLOCATION: Buffalo, NYNAMP FACULTY: Chris McLeodDESCRIPTION: This full-day, interactive capacity-building workshop was led by Strategic Branding & Arts Marketing Professional Chris McLeod. The worskship was tailored specifically for arts and cultural organizations of Western New York. Arts professionals were provided with concrete strategies and tactics for increasing their capacity for marketing their art while engaging new audiences, regardless of artistic discipline and organizational budget size.  WORKSHOP TITLE: Culture Track 2.0: Strategies and Best PracticesLOCATION: Denver, CONAMP FACULTY: LaPlaca CohenDESCRIPTION: LaPlaca Cohen built a workshop on developing audiences and insight-driven strategies for cultural organizations. Building on key themes that emerged from the Culture Track study (such as the decrease in memberships and subscriptions, and the relationship between culture and technology), the program explored critical shifts in audience behavior, investigating how findings relate to the Denver landscape and citing “best practice” examples for engaging audiences in innovative ways. WORKSHOP TITLE: Audience Engagement in Three Acts: Audience Acquisition, Retention, and DiversificationLOCATION: Loudoun, VirginiaNAMP FACULTY: Anneliese M. DeDiemarDESCRIPTION: As arts marketers, acquiring new audiences while working to retain, engage, and diversify our current audiences is a challenging goal . This workshop was aimed at answering the following quesations: with continual increased direct and indirect competition, how does an arts organization best set itself apart from the crowd? How can we effectively attain new audiences and retain our audiences to build mutually-beneficial, sustainable relationships?   WORKSHOP TITLE:  Marketing for Individual Artists: Marketing Strategies to Advance Your Career and Designing and Building Your Online PresenceLOCATION: Laguna Beach, CANAMP FACULTY: Ashley McLean Emenegger, founder of McLean Fine ArtDESCRIPTION: A group of established individual artist, as well as artist representatives, were given strategies to take their marketing practices and online presence to the next level. Topics included planning for effective career advancement, audience articulation and development and marketing essentials, expanding into your website and digital portfolio, social media, e-communications and e-commerce to ensure that audiences are communicating with artist on the right channels. WORKSHOP TITLE: Creating Diverse Audiences for Dynamic Community EngagementLOCATION: Denver, CONAMP FACULTY: Donna Walker- Kuhne, VP of Community Engagement, NJPACDESCRIPTION: Dynamic community engagement is a critical component of expanding audiences for the arts. The process of engaging audiences is multifaceted and includes solid marketing skills framed with a clear understanding of diversity in its various definitions. The changing demographics of our country, immigration, and migration of world cultures requires that arts organizations develop and implement sophisticated ways to welcome new audiences in a sustainable way that enhances the cultural landscape of their community. Through a multicultural lens, innovative opportunities abound—how do we change our organizational practices to take advantage of them? Attendees worked side-by-side with Vice President of Community Engagement for The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Donna Walker-Kuhne in this interactive, workshop.  WORKSHOP TITLE: Leveraging Social Media for Audience Acquisition and EngagementLOCATION: Laguna Beach, CANAMP FACULTY: Linda Butler, Director of Marketing, SFMoMA DESCRIPTION: In this NAMP workshop led by Linda Butler, Director of Marketing at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, attendees learned best practices for engaging younger audiences as well as the practical tools and implementable strategies for staying-ahead-of-the-marketing and audience engagement curve through the use of social media. Through case studies, attendees will learned how different arts organizations are leveraging social media to attract and retain new audiences. This workshop also provided participants with the necessary practical tactics for maximizing existing and emerging social media platforms for their own organizational needs.     WORKSHOP TITLE:  Audience Segmentation & AnalysisLOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL NAMP FACULTY: Ceci Dadisman, Director of Communications at Palm Beach Opera DESCRIPTION: Audience Segmentation & Analysis served as a workshop aimed at understanding the changing digital landscape, web presence, digital audience analysis, and audience segmentation with the aim of educating local orgs on the importance of crafting a web strategy that fits each organization’s unique needs and goals.  WORKSHOP TITLE: Social Media 101 and 201 LOCATION: Dover, DENAMP FACULTY: Nella Vera, Group Director at Serino/CoyneDESCRIPTION: In Dover, Delaware NAMP hosted a mix of board members, to individual artists, to local arts agency representatives, to arts-discipline based administrators for two interactive Social Media Workshops, each 75-minutes in length. The workshops met the varied needs and skill levels of the attendees present.  WORKSHOP TITLE: Audience Engagement Boot CampLOCATION: Columbus,  OHNAMP FACULTY: Rachel Grossman, Ring Leader, dog & pony DCDESCRIPTION: It's no wonder that arts leaders, marketers, and administrators are feeling unbalanced these days: we're undergoing a seismic cultural shift that is rocking the foundation our practices were established on. Audience expectations and engagement habits have been changing quickly alongside mobile phone models, making it feel impossible to keep up. Attendees explored the shift in participation culture from "sit back and watch" to "stand up and do" over the last few decades and how it intersects with the recent spike of "on demand" and "personalized" services. What are expectations in this world? How are arts organizations meeting them... and how are we fighting them? What are the values that underpin successful audience engagement?  WORKSHOP TITLE:  Audience Development, Arts Awareness, and CollaborationLOCATION: Indianapolis, INNAMP FACULTY: Chris McLeod, Strategic Branding and Marketing Consultant DESCRIPTION: The Arts Council of Indianapolis sought to identify and reach certain key demographics, particularly younger and older audiences. With NAMP’s guidance, participants devised solutions for the visibility of the arts.  Much like other cities, Indianapolis has a healthy arts scene with a variety of small and large organizations. But most people only know Indianapolis as a sports town.  NAMP and leaders in the state devised goals to make sure folks know about the amazing arts community and raise the visibility of the arts for all.  WORKSHOP TITLE:  Understanding the Changing Digital LandscapeLOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL NAMP FACULTY: Ceci Dadisman, Director of Communications at Palm Beach Opera DESCRIPTION: In an effort to help navigate the changing digital landscape, the Broward County Cultural Division enlisted the help of NAMP to create a workshop with training to help arts administrators find new audiences through web strategies that fit each organization’s unique needs and goals.  WORKSHOP TITLE:  Cultural SummitLOCATION: Melbourne, FLNAMP FACULTY: Meri Jenkins, Program Manager for Adams Arts Program/Cultural Districts Initiative DESCRIPTION: In a summit provided to a diverse range of arts affiliates-including organizations, artist, and board members, the Brevard Cultural Alliance teamed up with NAMP to provide an environment for individuals crucial to the arts and culture scene in Melbourne Florida to celebrate and explore the economic influence arts has had on the region.  WORKSHOP TITLE:  Chaos,  Order, and InnovationLOCATION: Fort Collins, CONAMP FACULTY: Amelia Northrup Simpson, Director of Strategic Communications at TRG ARTS & Laura Kakolewski, Manager for National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP)DESCRIPTION: Do you thrive on structure and planning? Or relish the more spontaneous aspects of your work? These opposing principles were the focus of a session entitled "Chaos,  Order, and Innovation.” Being a successful arts entrepreneur means balancing a dedication to strategic planning with a matched excitement for improvising and deviating from  traditional structure   WORKSHOP TITLE:  Digital Marketing: Utilizing Google for Advertising and FundingLOCATION: Augusta, GANAMP FACULTY: Jordan Silton, Director of SEO and Analytics for Relevance AdvisorsDESCRIPTION: This workshop covered digital marketing, with a focus on online advertising strategies, Google grants/ad words, and best practices as these apply to the unique regional challenges of Augusta arts groups. Their mutual goal was to bring new visitors from surrounding areas to experience Augusta’s arts and culture.  WORKSHOP TITLE:  Marketing for the Individual Artist LOCATION: St. Augustine, FLNAMP FACULTY: Deborah Obalil, Executive Director for Association of Independent Colleges of Art & DesignDESCRIPTION: In-depth marketing training was provided to local individual artists. The arts are a critical part of St. Augustine’s appeal in attracting more tourism to the area and SJCC furthered support of local artists by building their skills in marketing themselves and their work since they are a critical part of the local arts landscape. WORKSHOP TITLE:  A Map to Success: Crafting a Marketing Plan for Young MusiciansLOCATION: Evanston, WYNAMP FACULTY: Nancy Hytone Leb, founder of Hytone Arts ManagementDESCRIPTION: Americans for the Arts addressed the need for training and assistance in developing marketing plans that suit the young musician's unique slate of programming. Nancy Hytone-Leb is a skilled practitioner who assisted young musicians in better understanding audience development and how they might better go about marketing to both local audiences and to tourists in neighboring cities like Salt Lake.