Sunday, April 13, 2014, started out as a normal day for my dear friend and former fellow arts manager, Krista Blackwood. She and her theatre staff at the White Theatre inside of the Jewish Community Center in Kansas City (U.S.) were preparing for a matinee performance...

While many arts managers and artists have begun to prepare for the potential fallout of federal and state arts funding cuts and other setbacks under the new administration, how many have considered how prepared their organization is to handle emergency situations?

In th...

March 5, 2016

With natural disasters, terrorist acts, and data breaches of epic proportion on the rise, planning for emergencies has become a responsible, if

not expected, activity for facility owners and managers; however, the level of emergency preparedness of arts facilities in Mi...

As stories of terrorist atrocities on human life as well as cultural sites permeate the hearts and minds of many, I am reminded of how the arts have been used as a weapon during ideological warfare, and why funding the arts with public dollars in the U.S. is just as im...

Endowment. Much like the word “elite” or “patronize,” the term “endowment” seems to have acquired a negative connotation.

The traditional endowment model was sold as a core strategy of sustainability for an organization; the interest provided reliable budgetary support,...

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