Dr. Doug Borwick, Ph.D. is author of Engaging Matters, a blog for ArtsJournal; author/editor of Building Communities, Not Audiences: The Future of the Arts in the U.S.; and author of Engage Now! A Guide to Making the Arts Indispensable. One of the country’s leading advocates for the arts and community engagement, Dr. Borwick has served as keynote speaker and workshop presenter at conferences across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Beijing and Singapore. Notably, he has been featured speaker for statewide arts gatherings in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin, as well as for the Canadian Arts Summit in Banff, Alberta.
Dr. Borwick is past President of the Board for the Association of Arts Administration Educators, an international organization of higher education programs in the field. For three decades he served as Director of the Arts Management and Not-for-Profit Management Programs at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Borwick 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 (ASCAP).
In addition to his conference presentation, Dr. Borwick will be also hosting a workshop.