I believe a successful arts experience accomplishes three things:
- It forges a connection between the participant and the space.
- It facilitates a positive dialogue between the participant and the art form.
- It creates a safe space for deep personal connections — within and with others — to be made.
A successful arts experience is some blend of these components, and each component matters. Successfully woven together into a experience that hits participants on multiple levels of interaction, these components can create a rich, deep and lasting experience. And it’s the kind of work that I’m most excited by.