Community relevance

This is from the concluding paragraph of Doug Borwick (President of the AAAE amongst other things)’s recent post,¬†El Sistema: The Phenomenon:

As more established arts institutions come to understand the need to establish community relevance as part of their long-term prosperity (or survival) the more necessary it will be to develop models of work with communities that produce impressive results

You can get the full context of that quote via the link. I’m posting it here because I’d like to co-opt the sentiment, or perhaps extend it a little.

I think it’s relevant to how artists and organisations view themselves online in relation to their artform, location, other organisations, individuals and others. Or rather how they¬†should view themselves. It’s probably worth a separate blog post or a rant over a pint sometime.

Published by Chris Unitt

I work at One Further, doing digital projects with cultural organisations. Follow @ChrisUnitt or find me on LinkedIn.