November 19, 2013 | Funded by The Wallace Foundation, Dance USA’s Engaging Dance Audiences, National Endowment for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation | Produced by On The Boards
Seattle-based On The Boards (OTB) introduces audiences to international contemporary dance, theater and music, and presents new work by Northwest performing artists in its 300-seat mainstage and 84-seat studio theaters. Founded by artists in 1978, OTB has a lauded history of commissions and premieres by leading voices in contemporary performance.
In 2010, On The Boards launched On The Boards TV. The purpose of the service is to commission filmed versions of six to eight of its performance projects each season and to make them widely available for viewing on digital platforms. On The Boards TV distinguishes itself by pairing artists with artists — filmmakers with performers — going beyond “documentation” of a performance to a creative partnership that yields a new artwork, the film. On The Boards also built and hosts the archived films on a subscription-based on-demand platform, sharing subscription revenue with the artists themselves.
November 19, 2013 | Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Kresge Foundation | Produced by Fractured Atlas
Artful.ly is an online service for managing tickets, donations and contacts in one integrated, open-source platform. Already used by more than 1,300 artists and organizations, Artful.ly offers a significant upgrade in both capability and adaptability when compared to off-the-shelf choices. Users can sell tickets and accept donations from their own websites, keep all their contacts organized in one place, track individual donor and ticketbuyer data and create customized reports.
November 19, 2013 | Funded by Met Life/TCG A-ha! Program, The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through EMC Arts | Produced by Children’s Theater Company
What would happen if children could inform the creative process in real time, as plays are in development? That’s the question asked by the Children’s Theater Company (CTC), the largest children’s theater in the U.S. and a prolific creator of new works. CTC calls its new effort “Kidcentricity,” a company-wide investigation into how the theater can engage young people authentically in the creative process. Children are offered a deep set of real questions that directors and designers are grappling with, and teachers help them develop answers that will inform working artists.
“Every day in our rehearsals, we see how empowering it can be for a young person to see their ideas respected and integrated in a way that benefits the work,” says Artistic Director Brosius. “As new digital platforms help this experience reach scale, we can bring artistic interaction off the stage and into classrooms. We can make the community true co-creators of our work.”