Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

Author Archives: sobashhere

Cultural Festivals need to think Glocal

There is an ever increasing number of arts and cultural festivals in Europe which has become known as the “festivalisation” of Europe. In the world today there exists a paradox of trends towards both hyper-localization … Continue reading

November 26, 2014

Is the Cultural Sector Ready to Move Beyond Data for Data’s Sake?

This article addresses Big Data and what we really can or should do in this era where there is so much data and yet in the cultural sector we still don’t have … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Right to be Forgotten

The Right to be Forgotten ruling by the European Union was approved saying if you think a search result is defaming you, you have the right to ask the search … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Extroardinary Story of an Epic Art Fraud

So much of how we engage audiences today is through directly connecting the artists with their audiences and creating dialogue between them. People love to talk with the artists about their … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Pay per Laugh

Comedy Club, Teatreneu, in Spain has developed a new payment model to entice audience attendance. This “pay-per-laugh” business model is made possible by facial recognition software on tablets located on … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Making the Case for Expansion

As discussed in last week’s lecture, not only are more organizations forming, but many are choosing to expand. This is a big consideration: beyond the capacity to physically expand the … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Why Artworks are like People

Our readings last week alluded to some of the differences between targeting audiences of performance and visual arts. What really intrigued me was the valuation of art. People spend higher amounts for original … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

How Should we subsidize charitable giving to the arts?

With our recent discussions about coalitions, I thought it appropriate to reflect on the start of my Internship with Dance/USA in the Government Affairs office this past week. One of … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Will Artists be Squeezed Out of the Bay Area?

With this article comes a long winded discussion of how artists fare in a City overrun by high profile tech companies, increased overall population, and fewer resources to go around. In an unfixed market, the … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Role of Corporations in the Grand Bargain of Detroit

As the City of Detroit faces bankruptcy, the Detroit Institute of Arts faces a huge threat of selling their collection to pay debts. In spite of this, DIA has motioned … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Visa Denials scuttle play with Syrian Actresses at Georgetown

This article confronts an important arts advocacy issue, visa processing for foreign artists. There are a lot of complications foreign artists face as the US Department of Homeland Security continues to … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 4 Comments

Arts Managers as Civic Leaders

The Arts in a Civic World Upside Down As civic leaders of society, this article encourages arts managers to ask themselves what they are working towards that transcends their organization … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 3 Comments