Dr Doug Borwick

Award Winning Borwick is author author/editor of Building Communities, Not Audiences: andEngage Now! A Guide to Making the Arts Indispensableand will cover both topics in talks and provide a workshop on applying the thinking.  He is one of the USA’s leading advocates for the arts and author of Engaging Matters, a blog for Arts Journal.

 His published work takes readers through a fascinating story from where arts and community were intertwined in history to modern times where the two have steadily drifted apart. His guide to making arts indispensable makes the point, “simply put, it’s not “about” the art; it’s about the arts’ interaction with people and how the arts benefit them. While this may seem a radical break from current habits of thought about art in the industry, it is essential.”

 Borwick has served as keynote speaker and workshop presenter at conferences across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Beijing and Singapore.  For three decades he served as Director of the Arts Management and Not-for-Profit Management Programs at Salem College. He is CEO of Outfitters4, Inc, providing management services for nonprofits and of ArtsEngaged, offering training and consultation services to artists and arts organizations seeking to more effectively engage with their communities. Dr. Borwick holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the Eastman School of Music and is an award-winning member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.