Last Chance to Take Createquity to the Next Level!

Createquity readers, tomorrow is the final day in our Indiegogo funding campaign. Thanks to your generous contributions, as of this writing we have raised $7,385 from 93 funders toward our $10,000 goal. It’s been truly humbling to witness the number of people who care enough about high-quality information and analysis in the arts to contribute.Read More

Createquity’s Cott Respect

We just received yet another wonderful endorsement from a man many of you probably hear from daily. Thomas Cott, industry expert and valued purveyor of arts knowledge through You’ve Cott Mail, has generously provided the below video to help support Createquity’s Indiegogo campaign. He joins Andrew Taylor in asking you to invest in Createquity’s excitingRead More

Arts Policy Library: Cultural Engagement in California’s Inland Regions

Cultural Engagement in California's Inland Regions

SUMMARY WolfBrown’s 2008 Cultural Engagement in California’s Inland Regions, commissioned by The James Irvine Foundation and written by Alan Brown and Jennifer Novak (now known as Jennifer Novak-Leonard) with Amy Kitchener, aims to provide a broad view of how residents in California’s Inland Empire and Central Valley regions engage with the arts. These regions areRead More

Beyond Gamification: Alternative Models for Games in Arts Organizations

Gamification of Life (Jul '11). Photo by VFS Digital Design.

A number of arts organizations are considering mobilizing games in the service of increased ticket sales, improved audience participation, and outreach to new audiences, but these so-called “gamification” efforts typically fail to take advantage of games’ full potential for creativity. Good games are hard to make, but done well, they can help arts organizations achieve their missions—and help them rewrite the rules for audience engagement.