Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

Author Archives: qfloyd

14 Reasons Why Your Employees Don’t Care

I thought this would be a good article because as future arts managers, we will be leading people (and teams) to successfully uphold the mission and vision of our organization … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Elegant Art of Not Giving A Shit

When reading this blog post, I thought it was hilarious but relevant. David Cain, the author of this blog, identifies “giving a shit” as a thought of situation that has … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Predicting the future of CRM in 2014 and Beyond

As the expansion of CRM tools grow, so do the expectations of the customers who run the CRMs. In this article, analysts and experts talk about the where they think … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Art of Negotiating

This article Is written on talks about the key points in negotiating in the business world. The most important quote from this article that I took away was “check your … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

10 things that we should change in classical music concerts

Amongst the closing of many orchestras and lock outs, Swiss conductor Baldur Bronnimann writes a blog post about what he believes are the ways to catch the new, young audiences … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

Arts Education and Advocacy: An Investment in Every Child’s Future

In this blog post by the U.S. Department of Education, it talks about how arts education is an integral part of a child’s education and can enhance many critical thinking … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Boards Can’t Police Charities, So New Oversight Measures Are Urgently Needed

This article written by Pablo Eisenberg was interesting to me only because it contradicts what we read this week about the functions of non-profit/arts governance. Eisenberg is adamant  that non-profit boards … Continue reading

October 7, 2014

Porter’s Five Forces In Action: Sample Analysis of Coca-Cola

Out of curiosity, I wanted to find out more information about Ximena’s lecture on Porter’s Five Forces and the Blue Ocean Strategy. I found a short case study of Coca-Cola’s … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

4 Great Leadership Lessons from the Arts

This article is an interesting perspective from a businessman about how artists are leaders. He names 4 leadership lessons that can be learned from the members of the arts industry … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Amazon launches an online marketplace for fine art

As we discussed in class this week, the marketplace is a system through which parties engage in exchange. Little to my knowledge, Amazon has a marketplace specifically for Art that … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 3 Comments


What is an Arts Managers nightmare? Not managing anything/anyone! In this article, we explore the phenomenon that is the “holacracy.” The holacracy is the restructuring of an organization where the leadership … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

Drink and drug addictions ‘blighting lives of classical musicians’

Addict’s Symphony is a documentary that focuses on the on-going epidemic of addiction to drugs and alcohol among classical orchestra members. A participant in the documentary, Rachel Lander, a cellist … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 2 Comments