Rethink who you consider potential partners

Did anyone else get the ArtsJournal digest email yesterday and read this article from The LA Times and this article from The NY Times back-to-back?  Am I the only one that thought the Wooster Group / Baryshnikov alliance is just the opportunity to provide exciting programming that McNulty found lacking in L.A.’s larger institutions?  What […]

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The arts leadership dichotomy and why it works

I read this blog post by James Undercofler on the ArtsJournal site (thanks to Thomas Cott for highlighting it!) on Monday and it got me thinking about this strange dual leadership model we have in the performing arts.  Undercofler talks about a model where an Artistic Director, in theory, leads the artistic vision of a company while […]

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A new era for the press release

I’ve been reading Engage! by Brian Solis and it has me all fired up.  I have a feeling you’ll be seeing a lot more references to this book in the near future. In chapter 6, Solis presents the type of idea that makes you want to slap your forehead and say, “Of course!  Why haven’t we been […]

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Social media for time-starved theatres

I was inspired this morning by John Jantsch’s post on his Duct Tape Marketing blog regarding using social media for things you are already doing.  There are some great ideas in his post, but while I read it I kept hearing voices of my colleagues at under-staffed, over-worked non-profit theatres saying, “but I don’t have time!”  […]

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