Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

Author Archives: jessicamallow

Crowd Funding Opera in Montgomery County

The Victorian Lyric Opera Company, in our own Montgomery County, is asking for money. But in an unusual way- they’re doing it as a crowd funding campaign. And they’re telling … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Blending Politics and Art

Washington Performing Arts does a lot of wonderful and unique things, and is a primary staple in the DC arts culture. But they’re up to something new, and I happen … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Veterans, Community Foundations, and Starbucks…Connecting the Dots

Yet again, Starbucks has done something that catches national attention. While often talked about across a variety of industries for the standards they set, the prices they charge and the … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Startup Company That Makes Your Dreams Come True….Literally.

Sharonna Karni Cohen has taken her dream and made it into reality, literally. She’s created a startup that allows users to describe their dreams in detail, and then connect with … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Changing landscapes in Iowa, and How They Could Affect the Arts

While this article itself is not related directly to the arts, it indirectly could affect the entire arts landscape in Iowa, and the entire midwest, as the trends are similar … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Virginia Tech “Invents the Future” with New Opera

Virginia Tech, whose motto is “Invent the Future,” is arguably doing just that with their newly commissioned opera The Three Feathers, opening this weekend. Written by Lori Laitman and former NEA … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Atlanta Symphony CEO Romanstein Resigns

In a move that surprised only half of the symphony world, Stanley Romanstein resigned from the Atlanta Symphony this week. Read the article here. It’s true that he didn’t originally … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Many Cultures of Innovation

While this blog is not necessarily a qualitative evaluation of any article, I happened to love this one. It highlights a perspective on innovation that can sometimes be overlooked. A … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Changing the Game: U.S. Arts and Cultural Organizations Getting Creative Amid Funding Challenges

This article, found here, is a summary of a survey across 919 arts organizations in the United States done by the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) in 2014.  The results, as … Continue reading

September 10, 2014

“Brucemorchestra!” A Thought on How Collaboration Can Create a Resurgence for Organizations

This Sunday, September 7th, Orchestra Iowa is presenting their season-opener, “Brucemorchestra!”. Click here to read the press release by Iowa Public Radio.  But to understand more of why this is … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 6 Comments

“Atlanta Again? Still.” The Elephant in the Room for Arts Organizations Today.

This article, found here, is about the reemergence of the labor disputes with the ASO- the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Seen below is Atlanta’s Symphony Hall, full to the brim with audience … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 7 Comments