Data Snacks: Satisfy Your Hunger for Fresh Insights

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McNichols Civic Center Building

144 West Colfax Ave

Denver, CO 80202

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Our 2017 IMAGINE 2020 survey revealed that Denver residents are hungry for more arts, culture and creativity in their daily lives. Regrettably too many residents still face barriers that prevent them from participating as much as they would like.

In a fast-growing city like ours, it is increasingly difficult to learn about all the different offerings across the city and satisfy higher expectations for access, inclusion, and relevance. How can your organization address these findings, and more importantly, how can you prepare for the future?

Join Corona Insights and leaders across arts, culture and creative organizations to take a deeper dive into the survey findings and embrace a collective call to action.

Workshop goals

- Explore data insights in more detail

- Share ideas to more effectively engage audiences

- Generate solutions together

- Identify new practices to embrace, old assumptions to discard, and areas of additional learning

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8:00 Registration and mingling

8:30 Welcome (Ginger White, Denver Arts & Venues)

- Welcome the group. Set the stage. Intro

8:40 Opening – Let me tell you a story (Co-Chair Bobby LeFebre, Poet, Performer, Cultural Worker)

- Opening story by a commissioner. “I wasn’t surprised by the findings. Let me tell you why.”

  • o Are there examples of where it has been hard to find arts, culture and creativity in your neighborhood? Did you have doubts that you were included in arts, culture and creativity in Denver? Did you feel like information about arts, culture and creativity wasn’t reaching your neighborhood or community?
  • o Introduce Kate Darwent of Corona Insights

8:45 Data snack pack (Kate Darwent, PhD)

- Snack 1 – What makes us tick

  • o Insights about what motivates us to engage and what we engage in the most

- Snack 2 – Too much to do, too little time

  • o Implications of changing consumption patterns and barriers

- Snack 3 – Mirror, mirror on the wall. Do I see myself in your organization?

  • o What it means if I don’t see myself reflected in your organization

9:20 Group discussions: Bite into the data (Karla Raines)

- Now you’ve nibbled on three data snacks. We want to give you the opportunity to chew on each one a bit longer through conversation at your table.

- Table discussions (with worksheet)

  • o Conversation - share impressions, explore findings, identify implications and provide ideas
    • § What surprised you? What resonates with your experience?
    • § What supports the data? What doesn’t?
  • o Ideation - to identify specific steps we could take to more deeply engage Denver residents with our organizations
    • § To address what we have learned with the survey, list 2 tangible ideas to engage the Latino and African American communities, Millennials, and Boomers as participants, volunteers, staff members, or board members.

9:50 Highlights - Report out / Collective insights gathering (Karla Raines)

- 1 highlight per table

10:10 It’s time: A collective call to action (Co-Chair Rachel Basye, Art Students League of Denver)

- Thanks for joining us

- Participants are invited write their ideas and reflections on the walls

  • o Old assumptions I’m going to discard or test
  • o New practices we need to embrace
  • o Additional learning / research we need

10:30 Adjourn

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