Theatre Puget Sound invites you to a report and discussion on Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact and the Value of Art, a new book that examines the ways theatre artists, administrators, patrons and funders value and evaluate the art they make and consume.
This is a great complimentary conversation to the work we are doing with Arts Crush.
We make art because we believe it makes being human better.
So why do we spend so much energy quantifying the economics of what we do and so little quantifying the impact?
Join arts researcher Clayton Lord as he discusses Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact and the Value of Art, a new book that examines the ways theatre artists, administrators, patrons and funders value and evaluate the art they make and consume.
Be among the first to hear the results of a two-year, nationwide research study called “Measuring the Intrinsic Impact of Live Theatre” that looked at 18 theatre companies across the country, 58 productions, over 20,000 survey responses-all in an effort to increase the field’s understanding of what seeing a piece of theatre actually does to someone emotionally, intellectually and empathetically.
Along with the final report on that national study, the conversation will also include a discussion of the 24 interviews with artistic leaders and patrons included in the book about the changing relationship of artists and audiences.
This event is free, and we hope you will join us. This research, a comprehensive and expansive attempt to understand and quantify the impact of a piece of art on an individual (and the impact of that individual on the art), has the potential to really change the conversation about evaluating art.
- We need a new way to measure and talk about the intrinsic impact of an arts experience on an individual.
- We need a new way to articulate our value to ourselves, our patrons, our funders and society-at-large.
- We need to bridge anecdote and numbers.
- We need new beans to count.
Join us and find out how.
WHAT: Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact and the Value of Art
WHEN: June 4,1:30 – 3:30pm
WHERE: Center Theatre (CHT) @ The Armory 305 Harrison St – Seattle