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​Emerging Markets Program

Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts

The Emerging Markets Program, in partnership with Creative Capital, offered arts presenting organizations the opportunity to develop and document best practices that successfully engaged audiences with emerging 21st century artists. Presenters worked in partnership with their selected Creative Capital artist to determine the effectiveness of strategies for reaching new or expanded audiences across the presenter’s community.  

 Photo: Taylor Ho Bynum, courte​sy of artist

Emerging Markets Grantees

Five successful risk-taking presenters were matched with five adventurous artists in August 2014, and performances at each of the presenter’s sites took place during the spring or fall of 2015. Each grantee presented at the APAP|N​YC​ annual conference in January 2015 and January 2016 and also at the Creative Capital Artists Retreat in July 2015. Hear directly from the artists and presenters who discussed their plans to engage new audiences through this exciting opportunity by listening to an 
audio recording ​from APAP|NYC 2015’s session, Emerging Markets: 5 Great Presenters Meet 5 Terrific Artists! 
Grantees also shared lessons learned from their projects during the APAP|NYC 2016 sessionEmerging Markets: Deepening the Connection with Your Com​munity which was streamed live and can now be view​ed online​ as well.

​Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans – New Orleans, LA​
​Featuring: Lisa D’Amour & Katie Pearl​, How To Build A Forest, October 2015

Hancher Auditorium, University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA
​Featuring: Taylor Mac, The 24-Decade History of Popular Music Project, December 2015

Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College – Hanover, NH
​​Featuring: Taylor Mac, The 24-Decade History of Popular Music Project, September 2015

MDC Live Arts, Miami Dade College – Miami, FL
​Featuring: Taylor Ho Bynum​, The Acoustic Bicycle Tour, April 2015

On the Boards – Seattle, WA
​Featuring: Complex Movements​, Beware of the Dandelions, April/May 2015

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