The Value of Presenting

On Feb 12-13, 2014, the CREATE initiative at Northeastern University’s College of Arts, Media and Design is hosting a symposium gathering North American thought leaders in arts presenting to discuss the state of arts presenting research. Topics include arts economies, managing “multiple bottom lines” (financial, social and cultural impact) of the arts in international, national and local communities, and cutting edge approaches to leveraging real-time data for market research and contemporary audience development.

These one and a half days include research presentations, break out working sessions, panel discussions, and case studies with Q&A.

Organizations represented include the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), ArtsBoston, Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA), and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, who will share their ground-breaking arts research and discuss how they plan, carry out, deliver, relay and continuously build on findings. Partners who have collaborated with these organizations, and whose prior work inspired their initiatives, will discuss the benefits and challenges of collaboration in large-scale arts data projects.

We welcome the Boston and greater New England community, arts presenters, promoters, curators, researchers, analysts, “big data” enthusiasts, philanthropists, grant makers and fund managers, media, and interested public to participate in this unique event.



Wed, Feb 12, 2014-Thu, Feb 13, 2014

8:30 am


Fenway Center

77 St. Stephen Street
Boston, MA