Creative Exchange: Chasing & Engaging Audiences

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is pleased to announce its Creative Exchange, an exciting new event serving as a platform to convene artists, arts organizations and other members of the arts and culture sector to share ideas, knowledge, challenges, victories and a whole lot more! We are excited to create an opportunity to bring everyone to the table for a full day of workshops, panel discussions, networking, entertainment, lots of learning, and of course, creative exchange!

Who's Your Audience?

In arts and cultural administration and practice, there is always a need or desire for more audience. A diverse audience. A more engaged audience. Have you wondered how to meet this challenge or wondered if others are dealing with this, too? Let's come together and exchange what audience development issues exist-specifically for artists and art administrators-and how we might address them. This is a unique opportunity for you to exchange ideas with your peers, learn from them AND others leading in the field!

Register Now!

July 25, 2017, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Registration and networking begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Heritage Room, University Club of MSU

3435 Forest Rd. Lansing, MI 48910


Early Bird:

Member $70.00
Non-Member $85.00
Student $60.00 

After July 7 or at the Door:

Member $80.00
Non-Member $95.00
Student $60.00 


What to Expect

"Creative Exchange: Chasing and Engaging Audiences" will include dynamic speakers, eight break-out sessions, networking, open dialog and talk-back, plus continental breakfast, lunch, entertainment and so much more.


Keep an eye on this page as we release more information about waht to expect at the Creative Exchange!

We will have entertainment by Elden Kelly & Bobby Bringi 


Meet our Keynote Speaker

Donna Walker-Kuhne

Donna Walker-Kuhne

Acknowledged as the nation’s foremost expert in audience development by the Arts & Business Council, Ms. Walker-Kuhne has devoted her career to increasing access to the arts. She has raised over $20 million in earned income promoting the arts to multicultural communities.

Donna Walker-Kuhne is President of Walker International Communications Group, a 30-year-old boutique marketing and audience development consulting agency. She provides consulting services to numerous arts organizations throughout the world.

"I firmly believe that the arts are the only pure vehicle we have in today's society that cross cultural and ethnic barriers and allow people to transcend their differences."
Through her work, she ensures the artistic visions of arts organizations are experienced by the artists and multicultural community, increasing the growth of a diverse audience for the 21st century.

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