Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

Author Archives: evanjsanderson

In ‘Straight White Men,’ A Play Explores The Reality Of Privilege : Code Switch : NPR

We talk a lot about arts organizations need to represent their community, and that often means incorporating minority voices in the non-for-profit sector. This occurs both on the artistic programming … Continue reading

November 17, 2014

A New Kind of Art for a New Kind of War

I thought that little quote in this article was particularly apt. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been different for servicemen and women in a lot of ways, most … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Aha! It’s a Forgery!

Do you like my title? I bet it grabbed your attention. That’s because even though forgeries of art are bad, and terrible, and bad they are also kind of cool … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Cultural Price of ISIS

I found this article both disturbing and enlightening. In the continuing coverage of ISIS predations in the Middle East, we don’t often take into account the cultural  price of the … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

Police Barricades and Death Threats and…Opera?

When I see the headline for an article about police barricades and public protests, what I don’t expect to see next is a picture of an opera at the Met. … Continue reading

October 20, 2014

Mentors + Experience + Jobs? Yes, please.

How could I not post this article when I saw it surfing the interwebs? Michael Kaiser makes the point that just as great artists require mentors to teach them their … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Forget About Nukes … Art is Our Weapon of Choice!

THIS IS SO COOL. And scary. Don’t get me wrong. It’s super scary. But it’s also reveals a very interesting undercurrent in what people believe Art to be capable of. … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Aren’t We Kinda Tired of Arguing for Arts Education?

It’s tiring, I know. The argument that Arts education has a quantifiable and assuredly beneficial affect on the growth of young students (not to mention old students like myself!) almost … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 4 Comments

Organization Report Possibilities – E.Sanderson

I’m not entirely sure if we were supposed to do this or not, but I’m just posting here a few ideas I had for the organizational report. Prof. Taylor mentioned … Continue reading

September 24, 2014

Arts and Healing: It’s real, we all recognize it, so now what?

Below is an article from NBC.com regarding the effect visual art has on the healing process in hospitals. To someone not involved in the Arts, this finding may come as … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

What’s at Stake for the Arts in Scotland? – artnet News

In about two days, Scotland will vote to become independent from the UK. This has been a political movement that’s come up now and again throughout Scottish history, but the … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Night At The Museum … With Robots : All Tech Considered : NPR

This is the coolest thing I have heard about in a while.  Basically, what the Tate Britain has done is put four robots on the floor of the museum in … Continue reading

September 9, 2014

‘Three Acts’ Stars Ira Glass and Monica Bill Barnes – NYTimes.com

The most interesting part of this article to me is not that Ira Glass is performing in a modern dance show in New York (because hey, why not) but the … Continue reading

September 1, 2014

Telling Crimea’s Story Through Children’s Books

I listen to the news, and read articles, and try to stay open-minded but I honestly do not understand the scale and complexity of the issues facing Crimea and the … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 5 Comments

​A Video Game About the Sides of War That We Don’t See

There is a debate going on both within the burgeoning gaming industry and in public discourse about whether games can be considered art, and I wanted to introduce that question … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 1 Comment