Attended by over 600 participants around the globe, the inaugural conversation in Reimagining the Future of the Arts begins with the question, “What do audiences expect from the arts and how can organizations respond?

​The jumping off point is the most recent Culture Track survey by LaPlaca Cohen and Slover Linett​, which surveyed more than 120,000 people about the role and future of culture and the arts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Arthur Cohen of LaPlaca Cohen presents several findings, followed by a conversation with others working in various disciplines in different parts of the country (see below for complete list of panelists).

The series brings together leading experts in the field to facilitate conversations around some of the most pressing issues facing the arts sector today. Each conversation is grounded in research commissioned or supported by Wallace. 

All sessions are recorded and available for replay here​.

Conversation One Panelists

Lucas Held, communications director, The Wallace Foundation

Overview of key findings from Culture & Community in a Time of Crisis: Arthur Cohen, founder and CEO, LaPlaca Cohen

Kate Maguire, artistic director and CEO, Berkshire Theatre Group

Lisa Richards Toney, president and CEO, Association of Performing Arts Professionals

Franklin Sirmans, director, Pérez Art Museum in Miami