Last week, we had a flurry of posts from our Createquity Writing Fellows, Kelly Dylla and Jackie Hasa, including Arts Policy Library entries on two important studies of cultural participation and audience engagement. Now that Kelly and Jackie have successfully completed the third round of the CWF, I wanted to take a moment to highlight their accomplishments.

In all of her posts this spring, Kelly Dylla drew our attention to new ways of thinking about the relationship between organizations and their audiences in fun and lighthearted style. Kelly wins the award for champion juggler, as she managed to move her family from Los Angeles and Seattle and start a demanding new job as VP of Education and Community Engagement for the Seattle Symphony in the midst of her fellowship. Despite this, she took on what was probably the most challenging Arts Policy Library assignment to date: 500 pages and nearly a dozen separate publications all analyzing the NEA’s 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts. Here are Kelly’s posts:

A modern Renaissance woman, Jackie Hasa continually impresses me with the breadth of her interests and knowledge. When she’s not landing consulting contracts by day, she’s organizing gaming festivals and helping emerging leaders connect by night; her  excellent contributions to the blog ranged the gamut from a two-part post on the promise of games and the limits of gamification to an image-rich meditation on small-scale placemaking. Below are Jackie’s contributions to the conversation:

A hearty thanks and toast to Kelly and Jackie for their hard work these past few months! Applications for the fall 2012 Createquity Writing Fellowship will open later this month.

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