Creative Minds Out Loud

Creative Minds Out Loud

Latest Episodes

Episode 68: Access Means Overcoming Psychological Barriers, Too
November 16, 2018

Matthias Waschek, Executive Director of the Worcester Art Museum, says truly accessible museums create experiences that make visitors want to return. In doing so they must challenge institutional norms to welcome and engage more diverse populations.

Episode 67: Connecting Rural Schools to Arts Education
October 31, 2018

The Berkshires are home to an array of arts and culture organizations, and 13 schools districts. Connecting these two worlds often means overcoming barriers of distance and transportation. Lisa Donovan, Professor of Arts Management at the Massachusetts...

Episode 66: Lynn, Lynn, City of Murals
October 12, 2018

Al Wilson, Founder and Executive Director of Beyond Walls, discusses their work to create public art installations in Lynn, MA. He shares how perceptions were torn down as part of this process, bringing people into downtown and changing the image and e...

Episode 65: Museum Apprenticeships Transform Lives of New Bedford Youth
September 28, 2018

The City of New Bedford wanted to increase its high school graduation rates. As their response, New Bedford Whaling Museum launched the High School Apprenticeship Program, which provides resources and support to students that deepen community engagemen...

Episode 64: Fashion Rolls Forward
September 17, 2018

Jay Calderin, Founder and Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week, discusses his work as a designer with the Fashion Accessibility Project and how it inspired new ways of thinking about designing for the body.

Episode 63: Boston’s Literary District Engages Writers of Today with the City’s Rich Past
August 14, 2018

In 2014, Boston became the first American city to have a Literary Cultural District. Last year we spoke with Eve Bridburg, Executive Director of GrubStreet and Founder of the Boston Literary District, and Alysia Abbott,

Episode 62: When Growing Audiences, Going Too Fast is as Dangerous as Too Slow
July 26, 2018

Graham Wright, Founder of Opus Affair, discusses the perennial question of how do organizations take care of their established audience while leaving room to create emerging audiences. Graham Wright is an arts management consultant, classical singer,

Episode 61: Oh, the Places Springfield Museums Will Go!
July 12, 2018

Kay Simpson, President of the Springfield Museums, speaks to the opening of the Dr. Seuss Museum, and what it means to Springfield, MA, Theodor Geisel’s hometown. Kay Simpson is President of the Springfield Museums. She received her B.A.

Episode 60: Gateway Cities & Creative Placemaking
June 27, 2018

Benjamin Forman, Director of the Gateway Cities Innovation Institute at MassINC, says residential property values are higher in communities that have more arts and culture. He says municipal leaders should take stock of that when considering modest pub...

Episode 59: Listen, Present, and Repeat
June 11, 2018

David C. Howse, Executive Director of ArtsEmerson, shares how ‘curatorial listening’ leads to better community partnerships in developing programming and initiatives. He also discusses the benefits afforded institutions that shift their imagination in ...