National Conference Videos

Highlights from past National Conferences, including keynote presentations and in-depth conversations with leaders from the field.

In this video, recorded at our 2016 National Conference, audience-engagement expert Donna Walker-Kuhne delivers practical, proven strategies for building audiences that better reflect the diversity of your local community.

Donna Walker-Kuhne currently serves as vice president, community engagement for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. She is also the founder of Walker International Communications Group, a boutique marketing, press, and audience development consulting agency. She has generated over $20 million in earned income promoting the arts to multicultural communities and is the author of Invitation to the Party: Building Bridges to Arts, Culture and Community (2005), a top-selling, widely-recognized resource for non-profit arts marketers, producers, and students. She is a lecturer on the topic of community engagement and has presented keynote addresses in Australia, South Africa, Berlin, and Moscow, and throughout the United States.


Jane Chu's 2015 National Conference Keynote

In her keynote presentation at CMA’s 2015 National Conference, Jane Chu shares research on the shifting nature of arts participation in the US, stressing the importance of communicating the relevancy—cultural, social, and economic—of the arts to our communities. READ MORE


2014 National Conference General Session

Four accomplished musicians and cultural entrepreneurs discuss their approaches to deepening audience engagement. Featuring: Jessie Montgomery, Gretchen Parlato, Bobby Sanabria, and Sebastian Ruth; and moderated by Richard Kessler. READ MORE



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