Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

Author Archives: gaochang619

Thanksgiving Meals for Modern Artists

If you are planning for a Thanksgiving fundraising event, or just want to change your dinners into an artistic fashion, check this article from Hyperallergic about some fancy Thanksgiving meals. It … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

Name Game Is Still Same—All About Money

“Chiseling your name in the stone, or we can name after you.” It’s such a tempting idea for plutocrats to donate millions of dollars to a philharmonic theatre or a … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Museum Fit for Remembrance Day

It is significant to examine the situation of history and war-commemorating museums on the Veterans Day. This article from The Wall Street Journal introduced the newly redesigned Imperial War Museum … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Arts organizations are hiring pros to tell their stories

This article from Washington Post has almost persuaded me into a bright prospect of hiring a full-time reporter in arts organization. There is no denying that sometimes people are engaged … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Do Not Be Angry- What to Do After a Bad Performance Review?

I encountered this article from HBR and find it quite useful not only in arts managers’ work but also in our daily life. Imagine you have read your creepy mid-term … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Saving Historical Treasures: In New York, Peking Opera Artists Keep a Song in Their Hearts

This article is such a complex of emotion resonance. It makes me feel so grateful to those who struggled for this endangered art. It is no exaggeration to say that … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

Interdiscipline: Dance & Fashion Exhibit

The interdisciplinary cooperation has generated miracle many times in history and so does “Dance & Fashion”. In this article, the author explores some collaboration cases between dance costumes and fashion. … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Just the First Step: $320 Million Facility to Stoke China’s Musical Theater Industry

When it comes to the culture industry in China, it means films, TV shows, and Internet corporations in the most time, which boost prosperity of related majors in colleges. Many … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Pushing the Classical Music to the Market

Orchestra marketers are on the way of reducing peoples’ bias against classical music as elitist and excluding. This article comes up with four best ways of reaching audience through an … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Working with Small Arts Organizations-How and Why It Matters

During the survey class I am continuously wondering what would a small non-profit arts organization looks like because some hot issues we discussed in class such as hierarchical structures, leadership … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Good News for Arts Organizations: Co-working Saves Money and Leads to Creative, Thriving Communities.

As a Gen Yer searching for some funky even unorthodox ways of career life style, I am strongly interested in the notion of co-working space, which is becoming more and … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

How Can Museums Change Teens — and Vice Versa?

How should art nonprofits achieve their educational function as 501(c)(3) organizations? I hereby introduce the Satellite High School Program, which designed to make teens enrolled in the exploration of art … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

How about endangered arts in developing countries?

I gradually step into the realm of protecting endangered arts since the first time I saw a dizzying set of fabrics made by one of the mainland minorities in my … Continue reading

September 2, 2014

A Penetrating Artist Painting the Deepest and Darkest London

The Georgian and Victorian era in England history are mixtures of both elegance and darkness and the two diametrically opposed streams led to a boom of fantastic arts. I love … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 1 Comment