Category Archives: Barry Hessenius

DAY THREE

Good morning: “And the beat goes on…………………” Wrap-Up: 3 to 4 day conferences are strange little experiences.  None any more so than gatherings of arts leaders.  Thrown together in one space, there is a usual breakdown in these things that … Continue reading

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DAY TWO

“And the beat goes on……………” Reflections: The CapitalizationProject will have to confront the thorny issue lying underneath the surface: the assumption that to get where the project seeks to go there will have to be, at least some wholesale restructuring … Continue reading

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DAY ONE

Good morning. “And the beat goes on………………” Rocco’s Speech: The Chair of the Endowment’s activism to involve the agency on a number of front s seems to be working.. This morning he recounted successes in getting other federal departments and … Continue reading

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PreConference

Good morning. “And the beat goes on……………” The Arts Education PreConference Sunday was a glorious day in downtown Chicago. Blue skies, sunshine. What an absolutely spectacular city. The Arts Ed PreConference centered on one of the more difficult challenges of … Continue reading

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Funders in Flux

Good morning. “And the beat goes on…………………….” Funders in Flux: I’m off to the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference in Chicago. Funders — government, corporate and foundation — from all over the country, gathering to make some sense of the … Continue reading

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Meet the bloggers: Barry Hessenius

Former Director California Arts Council, President California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, and Executive Director of LINES Ballet. Author, consultant, blogger and public speaker. Barry published his work Hardball Lobbying for Nonprofits in 2007 (Macmillan & Company, New York). He … Continue reading

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