WolfBrown publishes On Our Minds, our signature newsletter, about six times a year, and three specialty newsletters corresponding to specific communities of practice that we aim to support sector-wide. On Our Minds is a great way of keeping up with our consultants and the ideas and issues defining their work. Those of you interested in lifelong arts learning will want to subscribe to Amplifying Creative Opportunities. If research on audiences and audience development is an input to your work, sign up for Audience Outlook Monitor to get information about our free calendar of professional development activities. And if you’d like to keep abreast of new developments in immersive entertainment experiences, sign up for Immersed in the Future. We look forward to staying in touch.

On Our Minds

On Our Minds is our signature newsletter for sharing what’s new at WolfBrown. Published about six times a year, it provides a lively platform for our consultants’ updates and findings.

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Leadership Training in the Arts: When Will We Get It Right?

ISSUE 21 • November 2023

By Thomas Wolf, Dennie Palmer Wolf, Alan Brown, Antonio C. Cuyler, Annick Odom It was less than fifty years ago that Garrison Keillor parodied the newly emerging field >>

Unlearning for Equity: Rethinking Capacity Building for Boards

ISSUE 21 • November 2023

An Interview with Antonio C. Cuyler By Alan Brown (edited by Annick Odom) This post is part of a series examining more leadership training in the arts. Antonio >>

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Preparing Board Members for Their Stewardship Role: Whose Job Is It?

ISSUE 21 • November 2023

By Alan Brown This post is part of a series examining more leadership training in the arts. Recent strategic planning assignments have cast me into the treacherous landscape >>

Audience Outlook Monitor

Join our Audience Outlook Monitor community. Be the first to learn about new and important research on audiences and audience development. You can find out more about all of our surveys on the Audience Outlook Monitor website.

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Register for a FREE Community Event

ISSUE 11 • August 2023

Reexamining Customer Relationships: Exploring Educational Relationships Part 2 in our continuing our series on customer relationships Can arts groups offer customer relationships centered on learning as a means of accomplishing >>

Audience Experience Survey

Introducing the Audience Experience Survey

ISSUE 10 • June 2023

The Audience Experience Survey Cohort registration now open, until September 8, 2023 The Audience Experience Survey will inform your work in providing fulfilling experiences for audience members before, during, and after >>

IDEA Study

Introducing the IDEA Study

ISSUE 8 • June 2023

An opt-in survey of audience attitudes about inclusion, diversity, and equity   Attention: Marketing, HR, Programming, Board, Front of House   The IDEA Study, Phase 1 Registration now open >>

Immersed in the Future

WolfBrown’s new community of practice is designed to support nonprofit arts organizations as they navigate the complex programmatic space of augmented, immersive, and virtual experiences. We hope you find Immersed in the Future rewarding and invite you to join in!

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New Spaces, Promising Partnerships, and a Bankruptcy

ISSUE 6 • October 2023

This summer gave me a much-anticipated break – a time to reflect and assess the rapidly evolving landscape of immersive experiences. Rather than overwhelming you with updates on >>

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Bridging Realities and the Future of Digital Arts Content

ISSUE 5 • May 2023

Coming out of the pandemic, nonprofit arts organizations are struggling to make sense of digital programming opportunities moving forward. Some have altogether abandoned digital initiatives undertaken during the >>

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Elevating Storytelling and Emotional Connection in Immersive Design

ISSUE 4 • May 2023

As my research into the immersive paradigm goes deeper and deeper, I’m continually reminded that we are three-dimensional human beings. We do not inhabit a flat, two-dimensional world; >>

Amplifying Creative Opportunities

WolfBrown’s Amplifying Creative Opportunities team will be reporting on, linking to, discussing, and debating what it really takes to throw open the doors of arts and culture. Our specialty newsletter will explore inclusive practices—from lullabies with young families to end-of-life art-making, conducted in collaborative and expansive ways. Join us!

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Uplifting and Centering Youth Perspective and Leadership: Lessons from Partners for Rural Impact and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

ISSUE 3 • August 2023

Breaking Barriers Typically, we define arts learning as learning to draw, dance, act, or play an instrument, but those technical skills are often the setting for learning other >>

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Reframing Our Thinking: The Arts Inventing Opportunity Structures

ISSUE 2 • May 2023

By Dr. Dennie Palmer Wolf and Colleagues This second issue of Amplifying Creative Opportunities focuses on the concept of opportunity structures: the deliberate choices we can make that limit >>

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A Visual Experiment

ISSUE 2 • May 2023

A visual experiment to get you thinking about what facilitates and what limits who gets to enter, belong, and contribute in the field of arts and culture. By >>