From OC’s National Conference 2019:
“What are we willing to change to welcome new people? What are we willing to change to help new people belong?”
Many would agree that orchestras offer programming FOR our communities, but is our programming truly OF and BY our communities? In her keynote presentation, Nina Simon focuses on the risks and rewards of engaging our communities more closely with our institutions, introducing OF/BY/FOR ALL: a new “global movement and a set of tools to help your organization become of, by, and for your community.” She explores the communities you currently serve and those you wish to involve — she gives take-home tools you can use to talk with your board and colleagues about new opportunities for community involvement that can empower communities and strengthen your organization’s impact.
The accompanying slide deck can be found here:
An audio recording of the presentation can be found below: