Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

Author Archives: sarasps85

The Arctic Pole Artistic Residency

The Arctic Circle project is designed as an experimental and exploratory expedition to the Polar Arctic for scientists and multi-disciplinary artists on board of a tall ship. Most of the … Continue reading

November 19, 2014

Working (very) hard on my novel

I often find myself judging people based on the number of selfies they take, cat pictures,  tweets and other social media posts. I know, it´s mean. Twitter is still the most mysterious tool … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

One card – two theatres

It´s not common to have theatre subscriptions in Portugal and in the past weeks after all our readings about founding I was completely convinced that it was a non-existent practice … Continue reading

November 5, 2014

Torture Museum – I know it´s Halloween but…

This Facebook post on a friends page caught my attention because of its horrific images. The article announces the new museum of Imperial Torture in Jiangsu – China. The website does … Continue reading

October 29, 2014

“I don’t even have a record player. But I am buying more and more vinyl. Go figure.” – The Power of Trends

This article in the FT made me think about the power of trends in our social lives and the impact they (can) have in art consuming behavior. Before I get … Continue reading

October 22, 2014

Shopping in Art Fairs

  (cc flickr ihatereiny) ”I’d always avoided art fairs like the plague,” (…) “It’s like every single reason for art to exist does not exist in those places.” The first … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 5 Comments

Arts and Human Extensions

According to Edward T. Hall a car is an extension created by man. Even thought the car can travel quite fast there are some limitations: the car cannot jump like … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

Documenting Arab Performance Art – enough with “chadors”

For the Intercultural Relations course I have been reading a lot about representations of culture, the I and the other and believe me, I do not want to get into … Continue reading

October 1, 2014

Controversial Funding

Arts organizations have social responsibility what about their funders? During these next two years I will learn everything I can regarding funding policies and programing in the arts. I am … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

What to do with less funds?

Some European countries are facing major difficulties to overcome the economical crisis of the last years. Right after Greece, Portugal´s government declared bankruptcy and since then the country has been … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

ON YOUR OWN – Freelancing as a choice

  According to this article freelancers represent a third of U.S workers. The issue is whether this is a good thing or not taking into account that there is no … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 5 Comments

Choir and Choreography: (Co)production+co(operation) = collaboration

LadySmith Black Mambazo and Rambert´s artistic director Mark Baldwin According to the article, even though there was a choreographer and a composer, the creative process of Inala was shared among musicians and dancers … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 3 Comments