Not Your Grandmother's Arts Scene: Cultural Change, Organizational Adaptation, and Social Research

Peter Linett

February 19, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Harris School of Public Policy
1155 E. 60th St.
Room 289B

Peter Linett, chairman & chief idea officer of Slover Linett Audience Research

Join us for an informal conversation about how the cultural shifts of the 21st century are reshaping the nonprofit arts system and how social research can help cultural producers navigate this period of rapid change. Peter Linett will share his perspective on those shifts, comparing 20th century, 'modernist' notions of culture to contemporary, 'postmodern' norms. He is keenly interested in hearing students' views on those shifts, given the evidence that younger generations hold different ideals than the graying, 'core' arts audience. For students interested in careers in social research in the arts, Linett will also discuss the difference between academic and consultative research.

Peter Linett is chairman & chief idea officer of Slover Linett Strategies, an audience research firm serving arts, humanities, and science organizations and the foundations that support them. He is an associate editor for theory and practice at Curator: The Museum Journal and founder of Culture Kettle, a nonprofit enterprise sparking inquiry, dialogue, and experimentation in the cultural sector, broadly defined. Linett has been an associate and visiting associate of the Cultural Policy Center.


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