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Le Moyne College joins Area Arts Organizations in the IDEAS Collaborative

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College's department of visual and performing arts is pleased to join 41 area arts organizations in the IDEAS (Initiative to Develop and Engage Audiences in Syracuse) Collaborative. The project is a cooperative venture that seeks to strengthen the cultural fabric of the Syracuse community by using research and engagement strategies to increase participation, identify and grow sustainable audiences, develop targeted marketing strategies and uncover opportunities for cooperative activity and resource sharing.

According to Kristi McKay, manager of the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts, “We are excited about partnering in this initiative, to be a part of cultivating the community’s understanding and support of all of the arts here, which can only add to the vitality of this region. This project will not only provide valuable direction for audience development but will also serve as a stimulus for creative collaborations between arts and cultural organizations throughout out Central New York."

Click here for a list of participating arts organizations.

Click here for more information on the IDEAS Collaborative project. 

One component of this process is a survey, open to the public, which will inform the process. You may access and complete the survey here. Those who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to win Wegman's shopping cards.

Funding for the IDEAS Collaborative is provided by The Gifford Foundation, The Allyn Foundation, The Central New York Community Foundation,The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation and the Cultural Resources Trust of Onondaga County.


posted on: 11/12/2010