For the second year of the program New York will open its doors to Australia’s arts managers, producers, arts educators, community arts workers and curators.

Over five intensive days Australian arts professionals hear, see and talk about a range of programming approaches, complex curatorial issues, income generation at the epicentre of he global economic crises, the development of diverse community partnerships and diverse audience development by some of New York’s best in the arts industry.

Professionals such as, Donna Walker-Kuhne, America’s highest awarded multicultural arts marketer co-leads the tour, Will Maitland Weiss, Executive Director Arts and Business Council and Donna Williams, Audience Development Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art among others, will be discussing their work with Australian arts professionals.

The tour includes visits to various New York arts and cultural organisations, like the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Apollo Theatre of Harlem, Public Theatre and Joe’s Pub, Performance Space 122 and Brooklyn Museum.

This exclusive programme is hosted by Donna Walker-Kuhne, America’s chief expert in culturally diverse audience development.

The tour allows professionals in the arts to develop links in small groups with some of America’s most important arts leaders, while seeing some exciting theatre, visual arts and musical events.

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