Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

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Pop(s) Goes the Orchestra

This Huffington Post article highlights the delicate balance of providing popular music in orchestral form. The scope of these orchestras have changed in part because the scene of popular music has changed from … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Private Businesses and Arts Awards

BBC News reports that the Radio Academy in the UK has been forced to cancel the Radio Academy Awards (formerly the “Sony Awards”) due to Sony  withdrawing its support as … Continue reading

November 11, 2014

A Toolkit For Public Art

Artist Alex Chinneck has created a “living” sculpture in this year’s MERGE Festival of art, music, and performance. This British festival allows artists work in “London’s lost buildings” before they are remodeled … Continue reading

November 4, 2014

The Arts as a Career Pathway in NY Public Schools

This Monday, October 20, the New York State Board of Regents recently approved new regulations for high school graduation requirements that hope to create “career pathways” and increase graduation rates, as … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

What’s your EQ?

It’s a pitfall in the workplace, especially among managers, that leads to mistakes no matter how strongly to protest it. Multi-tasking makes us feel like we’re getting things done, but … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Costly Lessons

I feel very lucky and grateful to have had the opportunity to take private lessons throughout my childhood, as I know many do not. BBC News examined this quandary of private … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Individual Giving Gets Its Own Day

THURSDAY! THURSDAY! THURSDAY! On Thursday, October 2nd the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and Pittsburgh Foundation will hold Arts Day of Giving. The 18-hour online fundraising event aims to raise $2 … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Ghosts” of Ellis Island

As I read this New York Times article, I couldn’t help but get goosebumps. French artist JR has taken archival photos of immigrants around the island and its hospital and created life-sized … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 5 Comments

Exhibit Reorganization Tailors to Audience Interest

The Boston Museum of fine arts is revamping its gallery of the art of ancient Greece into “Homer and the Epics: Wine, Poets, and Performers in Ancient Greece,” the Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

What kind of creative are you?

Changing gears a bit from events and innovation in the art world to an inward look at what attracts us to it: creativity. The article “Creativity Creep” in The New … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

Vive le salon!

During the 17th and 18th centuries, salons provided a safe place to discuss politics, socialize, scandalize, and take in an artistic performance. Whether it be poetry read allowed or an … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Banker “For the Arts”

  The New York Times recently published the story of a new $106 million contemporary art center that is to open next year in Santander, Spain funded by the family foundation … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 1 Comment