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Spotlight on Success: The Digital Age for the Performing Arts

Please join Jim McCarthy and Garth Ross, Executive Director, Yale Schwarzman Center, for our next 50-minute installment of Spotlight on Success on Thursday, June 24 at 3pm ET. Long before the shut down, even before the turn of the millennium, Garth was a livestream pioneer. He oversaw the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, a free show every night at 6:00pm AND livestreaming online, and he has much to share about the program’s mission, “Performing Arts for Everyone.” In this 50-minute in-depth …

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Experience

Theaters Rethink Their Culture

We’ve written about theater etiquette here on Selling Out (You can see people’s biggest theater etiquette pet peeve here). It’s something we all think about as people who market (and attend) live events. Last year, we covered what are known as relaxed performances, which don’t frown as much on late arrivals, noise or movement. In his Guardian article, David Jays examines the rise of relaxed spaces where anything goes. Jays quotes performer and activist Jess Thom, who has Tourette syndrome: …

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Marketing

Design Tips for Everyone

Even if you don’t have a background in design, Search Engine Journal writer Kristi Kellogg outlines seven graphic design tips for non-designers. “Graphic design is a useful skill for any digital marketer to have in their back pocket,” explains Kellogg. We list two of Kellogg’s tips below, then read the rest here: “Embrace White Space: When creating a design, the graphics and text tend to get all the attention. The areas without graphics and text are just as important, and …

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News

Broadway and Beyond

At last year’s TEDxBroadway, David Korins wowed everybody in the sold-out house with his talk, “3 Ways to Create a Space That Moves You.” If you were there, you heard everyone buzzing about it in the lobby at New World Stages during the cocktail hour. And the buzz didn’t stop there. In fact, it’s still happening. His talk has been watched by 1,363,971 people online and has been translated into 11 different languages. Clearly, just like the TED mission, David’s is “an …

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Experience

Listen to This Art on the Wall

Today, according to Pollstar, Pitchfork is launching the inaugural edition of Midwinter, a three-day music event, at the Art Institute of Chicago. The artists, including Deerhunter, Kamasi Washington, Laurie Anderson, Perfume Genius and Oneohtrix Point Never, will perform throughout the museum. Some of the artists have “designed ‘soundscapes,’ unique music inspired by specific pieces in the Art Institute’s collection,” reports Pollstar. For instance, classical composer Nico Muhly’s piece “takes inspiration from two Claude Monet paintings in the museum’s ‘iconic’ Impressionist gallery, …

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News

Get to Know TEDxBroadway 2015 Speaker … Emily Simoness

Before we once again ask, “What Is the Best Broadway Can Be?” on Monday, February 23, 2015, at New World Stages, we’re asking our TEDxBroadway 2015 speakers to tell us a little more about themselves. Emily Simoness is the founder and executive director of SPACE on Ryder Farm, a nonprofit artist residency program committed to supporting and developing artists and their work. Housed on 130 acres of organic farmland in Brewster, NY, SPACE has quickly become one of the premier …

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Innovation

Arts Thriving in the Middle of Nowhere

In this New York Times article, Siobhan Burke profiles New Yorkers Mathew Pokoik and his wife, Aynsley Vandenbroucke, who bought 114 acres in Mount Tremper (pop. 1,100) — 10 miles west of Woodstock — and decided to build a center for experimental performance in what Pokoik calls “the middle of nowhere.” What started as a “desire to support independent artists like themselves, mainly from New York City” has grown into “a magnet for adventurous urban artists and a devoted local audience.” …

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ICYMI

In Case You Missed It

Each week we gather up a few stories worth a read (or second read). And now, in case you missed them … • Crowdfunding works. That’s what the data reports for campaigns for theater and dance projects in the UK in the first part of this year. • British singer Sarah Brightman (Phantom of the Opera) wants to be the first to sing in space – and she’s willing to pay for it: $52 million. But she’s got some competition: …

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Experience

Coming Soon: Paying For Space, Not Seats

I’ve noticed people (including a couple of celebrities) doing something that caught my eye in the last year or so: flying coach. To be more accurate, they were flying coach big-time, surrounded by one or more empty seats. One well-known rapper on my plane had two rows for himself and a couple of bodyguards. That’s why I think that this concept could actually make sense if implemented well. You’re buying space, not seats. And there’s no reason, as we move …

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