Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

Author Archives: Jenni

Innovative Re-design or a Waste of Resources?

This New York Times article talks about the proposed build on the west Manhattan waterfront that would be “a $170 million, futuristic park built atop an undulating platform 186 feet off the … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

How painting can transform communities

This TED Talk with Dutch artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn, who go by Haas&Hahn, demonstrates how they are using paint to transform some of the poorest communities in Rio de Janeiro, Philadelphia, and Haiti. … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Intersection of Medicine and Art

This article from The Guardian takes a look at an emerging school of thought called “Performing Medicine” that couples medical training with dance and theatre.  It mentions how it can often be … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Dispute Over Nazi Victim’s Art Collection

I found this article from the New York Times and realized how little I know about the legalities of purchasing and selling art pieces. The article discusses the differing opinions about … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Is an arts degree worth the expense?

This article gives an assessment of a research study called “Arts Report Back” done by BFAMFAPhD.  The author talks about the imprecise nature of the data collected on arts professionals, and also emphasizes the debt … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

It’s like Netflix for the Performing Arts

This article talks about a Brazil-based company, Cennarium, which has just launched a global on-demand streaming site for the performing arts.  They plan to offer “users around the world able to access … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the WAC Governing Board

I thought this article, about the current (prolonged and continuing) tensions between the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Woodruff Arts Center’s Governing Board, tied really well into what we read this … Continue reading

October 5, 2014

Death of a Satire…Fringe show cancels its run after threats from Arthur Miller estate

I know we’re getting a little exhaustive on the copyright issue, but this article seemed interesting.  Danny McGinlay was forced to cancel the run of his satire Death of a Salesman: The … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

New York ID cards to offer arts benefits to card holders

This New York Times article explains that the city’s new municipal ID cards that will begin to be issued next year will open the door for many undocumented immigrants and working-class … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

88-years-old and going strong

I was thinking a lot about the role of the artist in audience engagement when I stumbled across this BBC news piece on Dame Gillian Lynne.  After watching the segment, I … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Competing views: Asheville Art Museum in trouble or on its way to better things?

I was browsing through a collection of arts news articles and thinking about organizational goals when I noticed two articles that both mentioned the Asheville Art Museum: “Is art museum headed for … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Wooing of the Millennials

“Now, as wealth becomes more concentrated, tax laws change and a younger generation develops new philanthropic priorities, museums — like other nonprofit organizations — are confronting what, if unaddressed, could … Continue reading

September 2, 2014

Mission vs. Business Model in the Non-profit Arts

I ran across this article today and I think it fits really well into the landscape of this course.  We haven’t fully begun discussing the ins and outs of an arts organization’s mission and business … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 1 Comment