Motivating and Enabling Field-wide Learning

Monday, October 18, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Organized by Andrea Snyder, executive director and president, Dance/USA.

Presented by Suzanne Callahan, founder, Callahan Consulting for the Arts; Rebecca Krauss-Hardie, partner, Audience Works; Ruby Lerner, executive director and president, Creative Capital Foundation; Jennifer Novak-Leonard, senior consultant, WolfBrown.

To improve practices in the arts field at large, funders strive to spread learning from their granting programs beyond the organizations they support, often by encouraging grantees to share information and lessons learned. Questions arise about this philosophy: How can you engage grantees in field-wide learning? How do you focus grantees on learning that has benefit for the broader field? How do you structure grant programs so that developed tools are used and lessons are shared as they unfold beyond the grantee pool? By example, and by examining several learning systems, this interactive session addresses the possibilities and challenges of building shared learning systems to motivate and enable field-wide learning.