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The artist must step into the audience’s shoes

2016 March 15
by Mike Vial

On Sunday, I knew what the Concert Window format looked like from my perspective as the broadcasting artist, but I forgot to do a test run to see what it looked like from the audience’s perspective.

The Concert Window was a success, but all of my directions would have been more clear if I had done a test run from another vantage point.

Behind the microphone, the canvas, or the keyboard–we get used to seeing things from our vantage point, the artist’s perspective.

But take a step back, and look at it from the audience’s perspective. Is this something you’d find engaging, meaningful, fun? More importantly, what directions are needed to be clear?

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus is right: “You never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.” Same for knowing your art.

Go stand in your audience’s shoes.




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