Creating Connection Workshops in Oregon

June 28, 2017



Attracting new audiences, retaining existing audiences, and staying connected with communities are some of the most difficult work undertaken by arts and culture organizations.

Join Metropolitan Group for free workshops designed to help arts and cultural leaders across Oregon create messages and experiences that respond to the expectations and interests of diverse audiences.


Deadlines are fast approaching. 


Willamette University | July 10

900 State St
Salem, OR 97301
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


RSVP by July 5






Liberty Theater | July 13

1203 Commercial St
Astoria, OR 97103
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

RSVP by July 7



Here's what you can expect:
Intro to Creating Connection (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

An overview of the background, messaging, tools, and application. This workshop is applicable for executive leadership, communication staff, and program leads. Please bring a recent communication piece (e.g., ads, brochures, social media posts, or annual letters) to practice applying the Creating Connection message frame.
Stakeholder Engagement Workshop (1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)*

A hands-on training session for those who want to learn how to engage with diverse stakeholders (such as millennials, people of color, women, and parents with young children). Note: If you have not attended a Creating Connection workshop in the past, please attend the 9 a.m. session that precedes this workshop. *This session includes lunch. 
Partners and Supporters

Creating Connection is a leadership initiative of Arts Midwest in collaboration with Metropolitan Group. These workshops are made possible by a core leadership team across Oregon as well as a dedicated group of supporters in Oregon and beyond. 


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