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Our Kitchen Table Conversations are an informal dialogue around a BIG question, in a space where - much like a Kitchen Party - it is easy and safe to disagree, air differences of opinions, quickly confirm or repudiate assumptions and organizational dogma, and generate new and innovative ways to look at or resolve a problem.

In an Ever-Changing Economic Landscape, How Do We Attract and Retain an Audience?

For arts organizations, growing the audience is a never-ending challenge.  While the context will be different for each of us, all our companies are experiencing the same economic and social trends. What can we learn from each other?

We're inviting you to share perspectives and ideas about growing the audience. Among the questions we’ll consider:

  • What are the social and economic trends that are having the biggest impact today for arts organizations like ours?
  • What do we need to know about Millennials? Just how different are they? How do we adapt to their changing expectations?
  • How do we build enduring relationships with existing audiences to ensure long‐term viability?
  • As society adopts to social media and new ways of conducting business, what are the changes we need to make? 


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

7:00 until 9:00 pm

Please arrive a few minutes early so that we can start promptly a 7:00 pm. We'll have a hard stop at 9:00 pm.

Refreshments will be served


Dancemakers Centre for Creation | Baker Studio 314 (3rd Floor)

9 Trinity Street | Toronto's Historic Distillery District

Reserve Your complimentary TicketS Here:

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This conversation will be moderated by Rick Wolfe, a member of the Dancemakers' board. In his professional life as a management consultant, Rick has conducted over 1,500 conversation sessions modelled on the kitchen table for clients across Canada, the US, Europe and Asia.

Created by Rick, the Kitchen Table Conversation process creates a comfortable and safe environment for open communication and information sharing. Metaphor and story-telling ensure that each example lives in the heart and minds of the participants and is taken back to the heart of your organisation. 

Kitchen Table Conversations bring all the power and pleasure of great conversation to the professional setting, with the added advantage of consistency and reliability.

A Kitchen Table Conversation can be expected to have high levels of:

  • energy
  • candour
  • debate
  • creativity
  • rapport
  • new ideas
  • stronger relationships