Yes! Arts Organizations Do Need to be Socially Responsible

Contrary to my last “Ponderings” video post, I woke up this morning and decided that arts organizations do, in fact, have an extra responsibility in community engagement and education. I explain why in this little clip ☺

Community, Culture & Commerce

Yes, this video is really long, but it is so interesting! If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, just start skipping through and you will get the main gist of it ☺

“Jock McQueenie has a background in visual arts, and has taken his creative background…

A Compilation of CSR Reports

I thought it would be helpful to have some big CSR reports all in one location in case you ever feel like making a quick comparison or not wanting to wade through all the twists and turns in the websites. Enjoy!

Disney Citizenship Report 2013

Disney Inspires Creativity

Kids play on the teen-designed “Grid”

This past summer, Disney participated in the White House’s first Maker Faire with employees, cast members and, coolest of all, four creative teenagers. These four 8th and 9th graders from California were chosen for this trip because of their project called “The Grid”, a a human-sized, interactive, light-up game board.

What is the Need for CSR in the Arts?

Just some musings I had while walking back from the library one night. What do you think? What is the role of the arts in social responsibility?

More on the A.R.T. of Community Engagement

Inspired from my last post, I went to work and had a brief conversation with Brendan about how he views social responsibility and the role he believes that theater plays in it.

Unfortunately, my phone decided to stop recording before he’s completely done, which is why it cuts off abruptly at the end. Nonetheless, the content is incredible.

The ART of Community Engagement

Completely focused on exposing their Cambridge community to new theatrical experiences, the Education and Community Programs Department (ECP) at the A.R.T. engages a variety of audiences in deeply impactful ways. Driving everything they do is their philosophy that theater is for all — physically, psychologically and financially.

Even more amazing…

Arts Funding the Arts

I was at a talk where Rocco Landesman, Broadway producer and former Chairman of the NEA, was speaking about the sickening lack of funding for performing arts in our country. Obviously, this is no shock since arts programs are cut daily and arts organizations constantly sell cookies and muffins to…

Raise the Roof to Raise the Dough

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the massively impactful organization that leverages it’s access to incredible talent in raising awareness and support for the fights against HIV/AIDS. In their own words:

“Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based HIV/AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. We fund the social…

Congrats to NBC

NBC’s Power the Party 2013

Beth Colleton must be leading something great (See my last post for more proof)! PR News awarded Green is Universal for their programs Earth Week: Power the Party 2013 Campaign and their “Share and Tell” Initiative.

Power the Party was a co-winner for the Event: CSR/Green Focus award “Due to…

David Imani

A theater-obsessed PR lover searching for great CSR in the world of entertainment. If it doesn’t exist, I’ll introduce it. If it does exist, I’ll make it better

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