17 Oct 2016
The Big Conversation - Nui te Kōrero was held in Christchurch on 16 June 2016. Over 170 arts organisations and practitioners from across New Zealand attended the event.
This year’s theme, Embracing Arts, Embracing Audiences Awhi mai, Awhi atu explored the need to hold audiences more closely to our organisations. Rather than seeing audiences as ‘customers’ that we can sell a product to we need to focus on building communities around our institutions. The programme both challenged our practice and celebrated success stories in finding ways to make humanity central to our work.
There was a real buzz throughout the day and organisations had a valuable opportunity to connect with colleagues in the sector. Be sure to check out the Twitter feed and the photos from the day on Facebook (note: you’ll need to be logged in to view the photos).
Check out Diane Ragsdale's inspiring keynote: Transformation or Bust?
Transcript of Diane Ragsdale’s keynote (pdf 400KB)
Presentation slides and handouts
Your Story is Gold- Practical Steps to Sustainable Giving
Simone Hunter (Boosted) presentation (pdf 5MB)
Boosted hand-out (880KB)
Simon Bowden (The Arts Foundation) presentation (1.8MB)
Am I Normal?
Vicki Allpress Hill & Katharine Witten-Hannah - The Audience Connection
Am I Normal? Presentation slides (pdf 1.7KB)
Key Metrics Handout (pdf 50KB)
Igniting Children’s Creativity as Active Co-creators
Stuart Grant, Marianne Taylor and Samuel Philips, Capital E - National Theatre for Children
Igniting Children’s Creativity as Active Co-creators presentation (pdf 5MB)
Tuakana – Teina #atcwhanau4life
Whetu Silver, Auckland Theatre Company
Tuakana – Teina #atcwhanau4life presentation (pdf 2.5MB)
From Awareness to Advocacy: Designing the Audience Experience
Kevin Fitzsimons, Element Digital Consulting
Presentation - From Awareness to Advocacy: Designing the Audience Experience (pdf 5MB)
From Customers to Engaged Communities – Listen While You Leap
Anne Cunningham, Te Pūtahi, Christchurch Centre of Architecture and City-Making
Presentation - From Customers to Engaged Communities – Listen While You Leap (pdf 2.5MB)
From Daunted to Digital
Vicki Allpress Hill, and Katharine Witten-Hannah, The Audience Connection
From Daunted to Digital presentation (pdf 16MB)
Digital Strategy Template (pdf 100KB)
Digital Strategy 10 tips (pdf 100KB)
From Remote Producers to Accessible Inspirers
Catriona Ferguson, New Zealand Book Council and Paula Green, poet, reviewer, anthologist, children’s author, book-award judge and blogger
Presentation - From Remote Producers to Accessible Inspirers (pdf 1.8MB)
Te Manu Kai Mātauranga – “The bird that partakes in the consumption of knowledge, owns the world”
Rachel Sears, and Jared Hiakita (TBC), The Court Theatre and Deborah Pathak, Toi Māori
Presentation - Te Manu Kai Mātauranga – “The bird that partakes in the consumption of knowledge, owns the world” (pdf 500KB)
Hand-out - Maori Engagement Strategy Planning (pdf 50KB)