Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

Author Archives: emkais

Let’s talk about money.

This article, “Why do we expect artists to work for free? Here’s How We Can Change The System” from CreativeTime is very interesting, complex, and insightful. It kind of seems … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Happiness in the Workplace

This Fast Company article, 3 Uncommon Ways to Drive Happiness in the Workplace, caught my eye as a job seeker as well and a future manager. It’s interesting to consider … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

Creative towns?

This study about the creative class in rural America. I was drawn to it because I recently was engrossed in some cultural values, creative industries, and their impact on economic … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Artists and Philanthropy

I wondered about artist-philanthropy fundraising agreements this week as I stumbled upon this Matt Nathanson video that is the official video for his new song and also a promotion and … Continue reading

October 29, 2014

Currently Crushing On: The American Arts Incubator

I thought I’d share a little art mind candy this week. In 2014, The American Arts Incubator was launched in partnership between Zero1: The Art and Technology Network and the … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Art Education and the 2020 Job Market

Considering this week’s education discussion I found this article about arts education in New York City appropriate. It’s certainly not ground-breaking news that schools in low-income areas have a drastically … Continue reading

October 15, 2014

Breaking Barriers with Public Art

The role of art in community building, creative placemaking, and economic growth in the Western world has been fully examined and realized. However, in Saudi Arabia public art is just … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Art Platforms

Professor Taylor’s presentation and the recent discussion about arts centers becoming platforms for multi-use community building happened to coincide with my discovery of the Arts Incubator of the Rockies (AIR). … Continue reading

October 1, 2014

Net Neutrality and the Arts

Arts managers trying to balance the answers to the fifteen cultural experience management questions we need to be cognizant of policies and business practices that impact our craft. When constantly … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Big Names, Big Audiences

I found this article, From Matisse to Hockney: Here’s What Makes a Smash Hit Art Show, very relevant to what we discussed this week concerning market and audience development. The … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Art & War

This Wall Street Journal article, Syria’s ‘Blood Diamond’, examines the religious, political, and financial aspects of antiquity trafficking in relation to funding Syria’s civil war as well as the rise … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Advertising as art and art as advertising.

As I’m sure many have noticed or read, five major U.S. museums—including our very own National Gallery of Art—have joined together to put on the “biggest art exhibition in history.” … Continue reading

September 1, 2014