7. September 25 – Communication Strategies, Digital Natives and Tribes

SANKASET is a fishbowl dialogue between myself and two guests followed by a group discussion on a directed topic in arts organizations, audience engagement and citizenship.

On September 25, we discussed how communication in the arts is changing, and how technology drives that change. To spark this conversation, I pulled together three ideas:

For this dialogue I was joined by these two leaders:

Stephanie Pereira – Director, Art Program, Kickstarter

Stephanie is Kickstarter’s ambassador to the fine-arts sector. Before joining Kickstarter, she spent nearly a decade working in the non-profit arts sector, and most recently led public programs at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in NYC. She holds an MA in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA in Visual Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Teri Snelgrove – Associate Producer, National Film Board of Canada

Teri is a graduate of the film/video program at Emily Carr Institute (now University).  She has worked as a freelance director and producer on projects such as In Her Footsteps (Celebrating BC Women in Sport) an interactive video installation on permanent display at the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, Jan Derbyshire’s first short film “Sanity for Beginners”, and Marie Clements’ “Jesus Indian”.  She currently works as an Associate Producer at the National Film Board of Canada where she has worked on many documentaries including Jill Sharpe’s “Bone Wind Fire” and Dennis Allen’s “Crazywater”. Currently, she is working on the NFB interactive documentary, “Bread” by Mariette Sluyter which will be launched this fall.

Prior to working in film and video, Teri worked in interdisciplinary theatre in a variety of capacities for over a decade as a producer, director and production manager. She has always enjoyed traversing the edges, as long as heights aren’t involved.

If you missed the evening,
you can relive the dialogue.