WASHINGTON, March 14, 2003 - The Fund for Arts and Culture in Central and Eastern Europe has invited Christopher Stager of CRStager marketing and audience development to lead its third management seminar in the Republic of Georgia in April of 2003.
“Christopher Stager’s past success in guiding institutions to audience growth made him the logical choice for this assignment,” Jillian Poole, President of The Fund for Arts and Culture in Central and Eastern Europe, commented. “He has helped institutions identify their marketing strengths and define their market potential. These are the very challenges facing arts institutions in the Republic of Georgia, and throughout all of Eastern Europe.”
Jerold Kappell, who most recently served as Director of Development for the American Association of Museums, will also be leading this seminar. One of the nation’s leading fundraising consultants, he is also noted for his work in designing facilitations and in tourism development. The objective of the seminar is to help arts institutions in Georgia identify their marketing capacities and begin to develop cultural tourism in the region.
Christopher Stager is a 19-year veteran of audience development, the last 15 of them in the performing arts. Current clients include the Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera, the American Symphony Orchestra, and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. CRStager marketing also provides creative materials to the Saint Louis Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony, and numerous others.
Based in New York, CRStager marketing and audience development provides marketing counsel and creative materials to orchestras and presenters around the nation and has performed assessments of marketing efforts for numerous orchestras across the country. For a proposal, contact CRStager at 917-940-1748.
Founded in 1991, The Fund for Arts and Culture in Central and Eastern Europe is a non-profit organization. It advances arts and cultural organizations by helping them develop their skills and by sharing best practices to take advantage of changing societal environments. To do this, they draw upon a broad network of professionals with wide-ranging experience. For further information, visit www.fundforartsandculture.org
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Christopher Stager; CRStager Marketing and Audience Development – 917.940.1748.