Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

Author Archives: laurenelizabethdickel

Inside the Box. People don’t actually like creativity.

This article ends with quote which I find quite wonderful: To live creatively is a choice. You must make a commitment to your own mind and the possibility that you … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Berlin’s Wall of Light: art as a way to remember, celebrate and commemorate history

This weekend was the 25th year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the twenty years following WW2 growing tensions in the east of Germany and eastern Europe … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Smithsonian and Penguin news

Some times I think we can forget how much science and art and museums interact!  This article discusses the effect dressing up a robot like a little penguin has on … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Systems Thinking and The Gap Between Aspirations and Performance – Peter Senge

In the light of Organizational health, this blog post is about organizational learning and the collaboration process. In my quest for more information, I  discovered a man named Peter Senge. … Continue reading

October 29, 2014

Opera for community engagement among refugees in Germany

BBC Video Link Article Link Last year I became friends with a large Iraqi family who, because of religious persecution, were given asylum in Germany. The family, 6 children and … Continue reading

October 20, 2014

How to Build Relationships with Your Future Major Donors and Board Members: Millennials

Written by a fellow Millennial, this article speaks to ways which arts organizations can better prepare for a future Millennials as board members and donors. Allot of the things in … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Opera Machine: A new way of teaching and engaging So I am so excited about this Opera Machine that the Royal Opera house UK is using.  “The Opera Machine presents an extraordinary multi-angled view of the intricate theatrical … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 4 Comments

A strange Disappearance …. and Beth Morrison Projects

When I saw this article (A Strange Disappearance and What the Neighbors Have to Say About It ) on the New York Times Website, I was immediately drawn to it … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Beyond Cultural Diplomacy: Arts, Policy and Change

“Despite the obvious benefits that collaboration can bring, there is not enough of a two-way dialogue between socially-engaged artists and policymakers. Policymakers often dismiss what artists have to say because … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Controversial Art: Exhibit B: ‘Racist’ human zoo installation criticised by protesters outside the Barbican

Bailey claims the human installation ‘seeks to subvert the disturbing nineteenth and twentieth-century human zoo phenomenon’. ‘Racist’ human zoo installation criticised by protesters outside the Barbican Full Article by the … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Sculptures that’d be at home in the deep sea This week, I have decided to post a TED talk that I found particularly interesting, bizarre and brilliant. The TED talk follows an unconventional artists sculpture making process.  The … Continue reading

September 10, 2014

Voices Unleashed, Paying No Mind to Limits Resonant Bodies Festival, a Showcase for Vocalists

    While Scouring the New York Times for interesting content, not actually very difficult to find, I came across this review of the program, Resonant Bodies Festival. This festival, … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 5 Comments