2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Connecting Communities at Performing Arts Centers

Thursday, March 17
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10A
531 E 4th St

Community engagement and education are core mission elements of performing arts centers (PACs) and many festivals. At the same time, audiences are demanding more sophisticated programming that includes audience participation. This dynamic creates a challenging environment for performers, programmers and agents. With specific examples, this panel will explore the advantages and risks of community engagement programming, and methods to enhance performances and increase audience attendance.

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Larry Kosson at SXSW

Larry Kosson


Kosson Talent

Larry Kosson began his career in presenting as a student employee of the Student Activities Department, and as a director on the College Activities Board, at the Rochester Institute of Technology. ...

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Patrick Brogan at SXSW

Patrick Brogan

Talent Buyer


Kev Marcus


Black Violin

Chad Herzog at SXSW

Chad Herzog

Dir of Programming

International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Chad Herzog has served as the director of the performing arts at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, since October 2006 and curator of the College’s performance series since 2002. Since t...

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