Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

Author Archives: torisharbaugh

Smithsonian South Campus Redeisgn

It was announced last week that The Smithsonian is planning a 20-year plan to redesign the south side of their campus. The project will cost $2 billion, which will come … Continue reading

November 18, 2014

Baumol’s Cost Disease and The Future of the Arts

We’ve all heard the theory that because there are no productivity gains in the arts (which is arguable), and costs inevitably increase over time, our sector will become more and … Continue reading

November 12, 2014

Embracing Conflict

I saw this article on Harvard Business Review and immediately thought of “The Advantage”. Remember Lencioni outlining his first discipline, “Building a Cohesive Leadership Team”, and one of the behaviors … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

When Sports and Classical Music Meet

When I heard news that Joyce DiDonato was singing the National Anthem at tonight’s World Series game, I almost died and went to heaven. I was too excited not to … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Ivy League Schools and Theater Majors

It was announced on The Crimson yesterday that Harvard will officially be offering a theater, dance, and media concentration for the next fall semester. Due to high demand from the … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Goodbye, Bake Sales

I came upon this article and had to share it. This is one of the most creative approaches to fundraising I have ever heard of. The Boise High School Orchestra … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 8 Comments

Debate on Music Artist Compensation

For anyone who is not familiar with The Future of Music Coalition (FMC), they are a national nonprofit organization that gives a voice to musicians on issues of compensation, diversity … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lincoln Center Deepening Corporate Sponsorship

This article from Crain’s details how the new president of Lincoln Center, Jed Bernstein, set a new strategical plan in motion and it includes strengthening its corporate sponsorship. He has … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Taking Action: The Future Symphony Institute

Over the past decade or two, there has been much talk about the state of classical music. Will it survive in the future? How can we create an experience that … Continue reading

September 24, 2014

National Arts in Education Week

This week, September 14th -20th, is National Arts in Education week! In July of 2010, the House of Representatives passed House Resolution #275 to express support for the role arts … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Talking Statues

As technology improves every day and society developsĀ at an alarmingly rapid pace, artists must learn to quickly adapt to the changes in order to survive. It seems to be getting … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Effect of Arts Education

As arts managers, it’s important to look at the diversity of the audience attending cultural events. The classical music world is notorious for attracting an older generation. So how do … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 6 Comments

Club 124 Street Performance Revived in East Village

Back in the summer of 1997, Laraine Goodman and Nick Drakides started weekly street performances of tap-dancing and Frank Sinatra music to protest police quality-of-life violations. Club 124, the label … Continue reading

August 26, 2014