Author Archives: Andrew Maxfield

Resolution for 2011: Presenter as nurturer

Riffing on the themes of hope, community and soul that my fellow bloggers have touched on, I’ll cap my contribution to this year’s conference by painting an image of arts presenter as nurturer. The theme of nurturing lingers with me, … Continue reading

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Why meet in person?

In a world of YouTube and WebEx, why do we choose to meet in person? And what does the answer to this question imply about the design and purpose of APAP? Think about it: 20 years ago, coming to a … Continue reading

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Art maker or audience member?

During a thought experiment at Saturday morning’s scenario planning seminar, we tried to imagine a world in which the majority of the people that we now call audience members desired exclusively to make art themselves rather than observe others. A … Continue reading

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Knowing where you are by thinking about where you’re going

I just finished presenting and participating in the Bolz Center’s Professional Development seminar focused on a tool called “scenario planning.” Thanks to all of you who attended and contributed to the useful and stimulating conversation! Now I’m pondering Garry Golden’s PechaKucha-style talk about … Continue reading

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Pondering the plenary…

The first day of APAP wrapped up with a plenary speech by Benjamin Barber. It’s impossible and certainly unwise to summarize in a few words what Mr. Barber couldn’t quite squeeze into an hour, but I’ll comment on two of … Continue reading

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Hey, arts futurists: Let’s confer!

Calling all futurists at APAP|NYC 2011: How will you harness the energy of the conference? Continue reading

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