Okay, so the topic is community building in the arts field.
A few arts groups are starting to use web 2.0 tools as part of their internet and electronic presence. This is good. I visited a few sites that have what I'd call progressive staff and leaders. To me this translates into openess to experiment and reach out in new ways. Today here's a little about the Detroit Symphony.
At the Detroit Symphony, they've added a bunch of web 2.0 features over the last few months. These include a My Space page with lots of activity and over 1000 friends! Thats cool. Content includes several engaging music clips, animated photos of DSO musicians, the hall, and upcoming events. The upcoming events can be added to your myspace calendar and of course includes links to buy tickets. Don't miss the Video Games LIVE on Jul 8
There are just a couple of Podcasts. The page is nicely set up with lots of helpful links for every kind of rss feed you can think of as well as an intro page about what those feeders do and how to use them. (I've now added a feed to my Google Reader.) Their blog is current and informational, though not real personal (yet?) Its well laid out, and has nice graphics. (Branford is coming on Thursday.)
And Click and Give. Most arts groups have donation pages deep down in the inner workings of their site. This quick link on the home page goes directly to a Groudspring Donation Page. I hope that's working out well - its a good idea. (I've just been hearing some grumblings about Groundspring today.)
Well that's the short story. Back soon with some insights about their strategies and plans.