Discovery

DISCOVERY is a weekly show exploring how the arts and artists build informed and engaged communities.

Hosted by the Knight Arts team


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Previous episodes

Ep. 16: Building the future: digital transformation in museums

How were museums approaching digital before COVID-19? And how might they think about digital opportunities going forward? On Episode 16 of “DISCOVERY,” Knight’s Chris Barr is joined by […]


Ep. 16: Building the future: digital transformation in museums

Ep. 15: Nurturing the seed: Cultivating equity and resilience in Black theatre

Though the events of 2020 have cast a spotlight on systemic racism, Black theater has long been making art in context of racial inequity — and working to dismantle it. On Episode 15 of DISCOVERY, we’ll talk with Gary Anderson, producing artistic director of Plowshares Theatre Company in […]
Ep. 15: Nurturing the seed: Cultivating equity and resilience in Black theatre

Ep. 14: Artists’ response: Demonstrating value in moments of crisis

In our country’s moments of crisis, what opportunities do artists have to build something different? On Episode 14 of “DISCOVERY,” we’ll have a conversation with Laura Zabel, executive director of Springboard for the Arts, a leading national arts institution. We’ll explore the power of creative […]
Ep. 14: Artists’ response: Demonstrating value in moments of crisis

Ep. 13: Open source tools for creative expression

For artists and creative technologists, open source tools can offer new possibilities for creative expression. On Episode 13 of “DISCOVERY,” we’ll explore what software and toolkits are currently available for creators. We’ll be joined by artists Chris Coleman, […]
Ep. 13: Open source tools for creative expression

Ep. 12: Road to resilience: adapting during COVID and beyond

This year, we’ve learned that adaptation is critical to surviving — but it can also be the key to thriving. People and organizations who have the capacity to prepare for and adapt to changing circumstances are better equipped to make it through tough times, and are even […]
Ep. 12: Road to resilience: adapting during COVID and beyond

Ep. 11: Leveraging momentum: funding transformational change

As a result of the pandemic and our current national racial reckoning, many organizations are suddenly in a period of transition — one they had not envisioned. On Episode 11 of “DISCOVERY,” join us for a conversation with Franklin Sirmans, director of Pérez Art Museum Miami; and Liz Curtis, president of TDC […]
Ep. 11: Leveraging momentum: funding transformational change

Ep. 10: From live to livestream

Performers and arts organizations of every stripe are adapting to constraints of a socially distanced audience and are utilizing communications technology like Zoom, podcasts, social media and SMS to reach remote audiences in […]

Ep. 10: From live to livestream

Ep. 9: Centering the Arts in Your City’s Present and Future

Despite the many ways arts and culture enriches our lives and our communities, sadly, advocating for it has never been easy. Too often, the arts are left out of key decision making for cities and wind up being left out or left behind. […]

Ep. 9: Centering the Arts in Your City’s Present and Future

Ep. 8: Artists at work – breaking the fourth wall

Despite the obstacles they may encounter during these uncertain times, artists are driven to create. On Episode 8 of DISCOVERY, we’ll talk with Deana Haggag, president and CEO of the national arts funding organization United States Artists. Join […]

Ep. 8: Artists at work – breaking the fourth wall

Ep. 7: Dancing Through Change

How is the dance community reimagining itself? Join us for a conversation with Christy Bolingbroke, executive/artistic director of the National Choreography Center – Akron and Lourdes Lopez, artistic director of the Miami City Ballet for a conversation about moving from reaction to action through […]

Ep. 7: Dancing Through Change

Ep. 6: Reimagining monuments

In the protests that followed the killing of George Floyd, hundreds of monuments associated with historic racism have been destroyed, removed or planned for removal. On Episode 6 of DISCOVERY, Chriss Barr is joined by Paul Farber, co-founder of Monument Lab, and Karyn Olivier, artist […]

Ep. 6: Reimagining monuments

Ep. 5: Meeting People Where They Are

The pandemic and accelerating racial justice movement have tested our ability to connect with each other and challenged institutions to serve their communities with greater thoughtfulness. The arts have risen to the challenge, bringing people together and sparking important conversations. How can we […]

Ep. 5: Meeting People Where They Are

Ep. 4: Arts, Culture, COVID-19

How is the COVID-19 crisis shaping arts and culture across America? On Episode 4 of DISCOVERY, we spoke with Arthur Cohen, CEO and cofounder of LaPlaca Cohen. He shared insights from Culture Track, an ongoing study of US cultural consumers.
Ep. 4: Arts, Culture, COVID-19

Ep. 3: Organizing Creative Communities Online

Episode 3 of DISCOVERY features a conversation on organizing creative communities via the internet. Chris Barr, Knight Foundation director of arts and technology innovation, will talk with Ari Melenciano of Afrotectopia and NYU, and Dorothy R. Santos, program manager at the Processing Foundation. […]
Ep. 3: Organizing Creative Communities Online

Ep. 2: Walking the Talk: Social Impacts of the Arts

Episode 2: Walking the talk — social impacts of the arts As conversations on race and equity continue around the nation, the arts keep playing a prominent and unique role in shaping informed, engaged and inclusive communities. On Episode 2 of DISCOVERY, we’lll take a deep dive into how the arts and individual artists impact […]

Ep. 2: Walking the Talk: Social Impacts of the Arts

Ep. 1: Arts, Resilience and Addressing Systemic Issues

Arts, resilience, and addressing systemic issues, the debut episode of DISCOVERY. Featuring special guest Michael O’ Bryan, an expert practitioner and budding researcher in the fields of community development, organizational culture, and human wellbeing […]
Ep. 1: Arts, Resilience and Addressing Systemic Issues