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What They Say

Select Clients


  • Arts Alliance Illinois, Illinois Arts Council: One State Together in the Arts:
  • Canadian Arts Summit (Banff Centre for the Arts)
  • China Conservatory of Music (Beijing)
  • Colorado Creative Industries
  • Indiana Arts Commission
  • Midwest Arts Conference
  • New Mexico MainStreet, New Mexico Heritage Preservation Division, and New Mexico Arts: Building Creative Communities
  • Ontario Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage
  • Tennessee Arts Commission
  • Texas Commission on the Arts & Texans for the Arts

Arts Agencies

  • Arts and Science Council (Charlotte, NC)
  • Arts Council of New Orleans
  • Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County
  • Arts North Carolina
  • ArtsFund Seattle
  • ArtsMemphis
  • ArtsWave (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
  • Culture Works (Dayton, OH)
  • CultureSource (Detroit, MI)
  • Ft. Lauderdale-Broward County Cultural Division
  • Illinois Arts Council
  • League of American Orchestras
  • Maine Arts Commission
  • Mountain West Arts Conference
  • National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
  • Regional Arts Commission (St. Louis, MO)
  • Theatre Communications Group
  • Tippecanoe Arts Federation (Lafayette, IN)
  • United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County/Raleigh Arts Commission

Higher Education

  • Centennial College (Toronto)
  • George Washington University
  • Sweet Briar College
  • University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • Winthrop University


Doug Borwick approaches community engagement with the thoroughness of an academic, but the grounded mentality of an arts administrator who understands that day-to-day work in the arts and culture section is not always so theoretical. By taking part in Doug’s training, I was granted access to a wide variety of resources that I used both at work and even in my master’s studies. Additionally, working through challenging topics currently affecting the arts and cultural management world with informed and interested colleagues made the experience all the more worthwhile.
— Nicole Vasconi

Doug was an excellent, engaging speaker who truly cares about his work and the people that he shares it with. We had him doing a large amount of presenting and he was always present, funny and thoughtful. He knows how to quickly build relationships with his audience and gets them involved in the work. Truly he is a community builder.
— Jason Bowcutt
Dr. Doug Borwick, hands down! The very notion of making “arts indispensable,” seemingly an obvious objective and critical to/for our business, is now achievable with Dr. Borwick’s road map.

Dr. Borwick’s plenary session for his plainspoken and insightful remarks about the real value of the arts. Very inspirational.

Doug Borwick - always an inspiration!
— Tennessee Arts Council

It was a pleasure to work with Doug as part of the first Community Engagement Cohort. Doug might say those of us in the program were guinea pigs that he tried out his Community Engagement program ideas on, but in fact I received such an incredible education and have stayed in contact with several of the others in the program, utilizing his well thought out strategies and theories with success. He is a fantastic instructor and really has a deep understanding of the challenges inherent in building strong, sustainable Community Engagement Programming. However, for all the challenges one might present him with, he has tremendous skill, creativity, and experience in how to solve those challenges!
— Selena Angiano

Doug was wonderful communicating with faculty and student arts managers alike. Looking forward to future conversations and collaborations!
— Ursula Kuhar, Professor, Sweet Briar College
Wonderful language, story, motivation and validation. Thank you. Totally worthwhile.
— Janet Harvey, Arkansas Arts Council

The enthusiasm for these workshops was tremendous. We were happily surprised by the thoughtful and strategic responses in the days following. The topic really seemed to spark several ‘ah-ha’ moments with our participants and stirred up ideas for specific actions steps they needed to take to be more effective in their role.
— Jennifer Armstrong, Illinois Arts Council; Scarlett Swerdlow, Arts Alliance Illinois