Mohannad Al Bakri (Director of External Relations and Partnerships, NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center) speaking at the Outreach and Engagement Programme: Broadening Access to Arts and Culture, 2019. Photo: Sharjah Art Foundation


In three 30-minute back-to-back workshops, this session addresses key pathways to audience engagement—from scholarship and publications to institutional partnerships (academic and non-academic) and community outreach. How can research, publications and scholarship expand on programming and deepen engagement with the arts? What are the different ways of collaborating, and how can potential partners, both institutional and community-based, be identified?

Research as an Audience Engagement Strategy
Nancy Micklewright, Head of Public and Scholarly Engagement, Freer|Sackler – Smithsonian Institution

Growing Programmes Through Partnerships
Mohannad Al Bakri, Director of External Relations and Partnerships, NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center

Community Collaboration and Audience Engagement
Noora Al Mualla, Curator/Art Centres Manager, Sharjah Art Foundation

Video of Session 1 Workshops

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