Nathan Sensel - Museum of Modern Art, New YorkPresentation Transcript
Looking IN at OUTreach: Community building as outreach at MoMA Nathan Sensel Associate Educator Young Adult and Public Programs Museum of Modern Art New York, New York e: firstname.lastname@example.org
OUTREACH Active Engagement with a target group (community building) Focus on the mission of the institution
How can we create a deep connection? Involve the ideas and staff at our institutions? And allow for an interchange?
DEVELOPED OFFSITE OUTREACH At MoMA: • Community Partnerships• School Programs • Library Programs
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QUALITIES OF OFFSITE OUTREACH Working with separate, discreet communities Merging institutions resources with the community’s needs and values Targeting communities that are under-served or neglected Providing a service to the specific community Outcomes developed for high success-rate, low-risk Programming for familiarity and comfort
What if we considered onsite community- building as a form of outreach?
EMERGENT ONSITE OUTREACH At MoMA: Free Teen Nights * weekly drop-in events 2. In the Making: Art Making Classes & Museum Studies and Conservation Classes * application based serial programs Youth Advisory * targeted outreach group
QUALITIES OF ONSITE OUTREACH Integrating representatives from multiple communities Creating a space for the community to decide on its own beliefs and values Targeting communities that are under-served Working with the community to create solutions—empowerment Success determined by the group and the museum, high-risk Creating situations for participants to break out of comfort zones
OUTCOMES DEVELOPED OFFSITE OUTREACH EMERGENT ONSITE OUTREACH • Opportunity to expand social group in a 3rd space • Ownership over connection to museum • Participants bring friends, family, teachers to see results • Teens actively shaping the community and the affect it has on the museum • Participants feel comfortable within their social groups • Ownership over their own space • Participants bring friends, family, teachers to see results
QUESTIONS • What is the impact on the institution? • How is outreach success measured? • Do these outreach concepts apply to other audiences?
Perhaps one more image? Say of teens juxtaposed with lord of the rings?