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Should cultural institutions be in the business of “romance” or “precision”? Ask your newcomers

Here’s an interesting post from Peter Linett’s blog in which he discusses the presumption of…

Why Can’t Kmart Be Successful While Target and Walmart Thrive?

What can arts organizations learn from the successes and failures of these three discount retailers?…

Exploring and Defining Influence: A New Study

These survey results show that influence (particularly online) has less to do with the size of your audience and more to do with the value of the content you are providing

How does an organization design an experience?

Patricia Mooradian, President of The Henry Ford, shares her insights on how to create a meaningful, engaging visitor experience.

What are the elements of a successful visitor experience?

Patricia Mooradian, President of The Henry Ford, discusses the key elements necessary to build a great visitor experience — from resources and research to curriculum and web presence.

How can arts organizations use social media to deepen visitor experience?

Patricia Mooradian, President of The Henry Ford, talks about the importance of social media as a way for visitors to share their own visitor experience and continue the discussion beyond the museum walls.

How do organizations create partnerships between education and the arts?

Kenneth Fischer, President of the University Musical Society of the University of Michigan, talks about his organization’s experience working with its academic neighbor to create more engaging and meaningful performances.

How do arts organizations engage diverse communities?

Kenneth Fischer, President of the University Musical Society of the University of Michigan, discusses his experiences building understanding and partnerships with the local Arab American community.

How should arts organizations react to the decline in arts education?

Douglas McLennan, Editor of ArtsJournal, suggests that the current arts education debate is missing the opportunity to make real change.

What are the effects of professionalism in the arts?

Douglas McLennan, Editor of ArtsJournal, discusses how arts organizations have become trapped into focusing on the process of making art rather than the art itself.

How does the prevalence of social media effect arts organizations?

Douglas McLennan, Editor of ArtsJournal, talks about how arts organizations should be thinking of social media.

How do arts organizations build a meaningful community?

Douglas McLennan, Editor of ArtsJournal, talks about arts organizations’ need to support the vital role the audience plays in “completing the act of art.”

Inspiring & Motivating Arts & Culture Teams