AMS Principal, Steven Wolff participated in international and national conference panels.
Mr. Wolff discussed Anchor Cultural Institutions and how they can maximize their cultural, social and economic impact. Based on an 18-month study with Karen Brooks Hopkins, former BAM President and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Senior Fellow-in-Residence, the study has documented the important role of cultural institutions alongside more traditional anchors such as universities and colleges and hospitals.
The first panel took place in Salzburg, Austria, as part of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators. The Salzburg Global Seminar is designed to challenge current and future leaders to develop creative ideas for solving global problems.
Mr. Wolff again joined Ms. Hopkins, along with Anne Parsons, President & CEO, Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Grantmakers in the Arts 2017 annual conference in Detroit, MI, to present the discussion, How can Anchor Cultural Institutions Make Maximum Impact? The session explored three case studies including: New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey; AS220, a community arts organization and incubator/performance space in Providence, Rhode Island; and MASS MoCA, a contemporary art museum in North Adams, Massachusetts.