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Livestreamed on this page Saturday 19 September 2015 10:15 a.m. EDT (Boston) / 7:15 a.m. PDT (San Francisco).

Boston, MA, United States
Saturday 19 September 2015

Greater Boston Theatre Board Convening

Saturday 19 September 2015

HowlRound presented the Greater Boston Theatre Board Convening livestreamed on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 19 September.

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Greater Boston Theater Board Leaders’ Group (Actors Shakespeare Project, Charlestown Working Theater, Company One Theatre, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, New Repertory Theatre, and SpeakEasy Stage Company) organized a meeting for board members and theatre leaders. This convening was co-sponsored and hosted by HowlRound. The day focused on sharing knowledge about the changing audience demographics that are affecting Boston theatres, the Boston cultural planning process thus far, and some board best practices related to these challenging changes.


10:15 a.m. EDT - 11:15 a.m. EDT (Boston) / 7:15 a.m. PDT - 8:15 a.m. PDT (San Francisco)
New Research on Audience Demographics and What it Means for Our Theatres presented by John Beck, Deputy Director, ArtsBoston


12:45 p.m. EDT – 1:45 p.m. EDT (Boston) / 9:45 a.m. EDT - 10:45 a.m. EDT (San Francisco)
The Boston Cultural Plan
Feedback from Boston communities presented by Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture, City of Boston.



1:45 p.m. EDT – 2:30 p.m. EDT (Boston) / 10:45 a.m. PDT - 11:30 a.m. PDT (San Francisco)
Board Best Practices—Two Case Studies from the Field
Audience Engagement case study presented by Pete Miller, Former Board Chair, Woolly Mammoth Theater, Washington DC. Anti-Racism Training case study presented by Cynthia Good, Former Board Chair, Actors Shakespeare Project, Boston.




Background materials:
Revisit Joan Lancourt's summary of the work of the board leaders forum in "Boston Theatre Board Leaders Forum" and her series, "Why Boards Don't Need to be Bored."

Take a look at BostonCreates.org, the online home of Boston's ongoing cultural planning process.


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