Engaging Audiences through Effective Collaboration Session One: October 26 Kelley Lavin The Lavin Group [email_address] The Arts Engagement Exchange (AEE) is an initiative of the Chicago Community Trust and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs supported by the Wallace Foundation.
The Class eighth blackbird Chris Richardson Jana Liles Adventure Stage Chicago Meaghan Madges Auditorium Theatre Rachel Glencross Baroque Band Whitney Moeller Chicago Architecture Foundation Cameron Heinze Chicago Human Rhythm Project Birdie Soti Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Ann James Chicspeare Production Company Maritza Nazario En Las Tablas Performing Arts Elizabeth Edwards Facets Multi-Media Cheryl Bachand Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust Sophia Wong Boccio Fulcrum Point New Music Project Marvinetta Woodley-Penn Global Girls
The Class Victory Gardens Theater Megan Skord-Campbell Windy City Arts Pauline Kochanski Links Hall Marie Casimir Illinois State Museum Artisans Program Kerry Schneider Irish American Heritage Center Frank Crowley Society of Architectural History Anne Bird Rush Hour Concerts at St. James Cathedral Eliza K. Warren Jan Bartoszek Hedwig Dances Teresa Hernando Instituto Cervantes of Chicago Laura Weathered Near NorthWest Arts Council Julie Wolf Northshore Concert Band Susan Lynch Perceptual Motion, Inc. Latoya James The DuSable Museum of African American History Jessica Kaswiner The Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship K Zaheerah Sultan Najwa Dance Corps
Distinct from short term, project-oriented sponsorships, strategic collaborations are intensive, durable commitments created for mutual gain; they require significant investment by all parties of time and energy.
In bad times, art sometimes get more interesting…And now, in synch with our current economic troubles, many young artists are expanding art’s range with collaborative ventures that defy traditional categories… “ Would culture continue to be supported if there were no resources? The logical answer was to keep on working on projects together…How could we do that collectively? Vogue October, 2010
Craft Beer 101: Collaboration Beer A Collaboration arises when brewmasters from two (or more!) craft breweries decide to get together on a single beer The first such beer to make a big splash on store shelves in Chicago was “Collaboration, Not Litigation” Ale. Two craft brewers both had a Belgian Ale called "Salvation." Rather than fight it out in court , they met and, over a few beers, decided they should blend the two brews together for a special release. Talk things out over a beer? It's a time-honored tradition. When the guys who make beer sit down to talk things over, great beer can result.
The special collaboration between traditional and the creative industries was the focus of a new international prize awarded as part of the project ‘Creative City Challenge’ this October. Companies (from the North Sea Region countries) applied for the Best Collaboration Award from the fields of Advertising, Architecture, Arts and Antique Markets, Crafts, Design, Communication Design, Fashion Design, Film, Video, Photography, Software, Computer Games and Electronic Publishing, Music and the Visual and Performing Arts, Publishing, Television and Music.”
What are some actual examples of arts collaborations you’re aware of?
Such as these:
Between like or cross discipline arts organization with the same or different audiences
Non-profits other than arts-related groups
Corporate and small business
Global or national
White House, chefs from the country and public schools promoting healthy eating
-HUD and NEA proposal
-Puerto Rican Arts Center and local arts organizations and businesses
-Chicago Reader and Chicago Architecture Foundation
-Government municipalities and local organizations