Tag Archives: Nonprofit management

LOOKING BACK AT THE ARTS BUILDING BOOM

(The recession is)…”exposing poor management and poor planning,” said Mr. Joynes, who is collaborating on a study of 50 cultural building projects completed from 1994 to 2008 and their planning processes. These were situations, he added, in which “nobody actually … Continue reading

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MAKING THE MUMMIES DANCE! R.I.P THOMAS HOVING

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ANDREW TAYLOR ON "RENT, BUY, BUILD…"

A short post on the Artful Manager that addresses some big questions… When a for-profit enterprise wants to build its capacity to do something (manufacture a product, launch a new service, provide a new option for their clients, or the … Continue reading

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WaMu, SAM, and JPMorganChase

In what seemed a cultural coup, Seattle Art Museum officials opened a glistening glass-and- metal-paneled, $86 million addition in January 2007, just months after completing an acclaimed sculpture park. The arrangement with Washington Mutual Inc. even offered the museum space … Continue reading

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ARTS MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL NETWORKING

Andrew Taylor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has made an inspired leap with his course ‘Arts Enterprise: Art as Business as Art,’ by offering audio files of parts of the course presentation to the general public free on iTunes University. … Continue reading

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MICHAEL KAISER ON HUFFPOST

The Kennendy Center promoting its arts management program is a bit of a rehash, but the comments that follow Kaiser’s editorial are an eye-opener if you’re feeling isolated or out-of-touch with what the folks in the street are thinking. Read … Continue reading

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NEW REPORT ON AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

A new publication from the Wallace Foundation. In the midst of hard economic times, it is clearly more challenging for arts organizations to take the long view and continue to devote time and effort to building new audiences. But this … Continue reading

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CAN MUSEUMS REALLY CLAIM COPYRIGHT TO THE WORKS THEY OWN?

“Should museums be able to use contracts to create a copyright-like control of public images? Maureen Whalen, lawyer for the J. Paul Getty Trust, has suggested that just because a museum has centuries-old paintings in its physical possession that doesn’t … Continue reading

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MERCE CUNNINGHAM AND THE LIVING LEGACY PLAN

In June, the choreographer announced an initiative called the Living Legacy Plan that would safeguard his work and provide for a smooth transition of assets in the event that he should no longer be able to serve as leader of … Continue reading

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SUDDENLY HE'S EVERYWHERE

Michael Kaiser on Huffington Post American arts organizations are threatened, but it is not the economy that poses the largest threat. It is the decision-making of boards and staffs in response to economic challenges that has much greater long-term implications … Continue reading

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