It’s hard to believe it is already August. The weather is heating up and summer is slowly coming to an end. It’s an exciting time at NAS! We begin this last month of summer at the University of Pennsylvania for the final convening of the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy. During August 12-15, the cohort comes together for a final time.
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Hailing from around the world, the participants in the Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy, gather in-person for the first time on the University of Pennsylvania campus, today! The twenty-nine participants of the inaugural class will spend the next four days working together to explore their authentic leadership style, tackle their biggest questions about [...]
Brian Kennedy, director of The Toledo Museum of Art, shares his reaction to the book Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader.
Mulenga Kapwepwe, Chairperson of the National Arts Council of Zambia and Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders faculty, suggests that arts leaders are best equipped to shape the future.
Mary Lou Aleskie, Executive Director of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, talks about the importance of balancing data and passion.
Suzi Sosa is the Executive Director of the Dell Social Innovation Challenge at UT Austin and a member of The Chief Executive Program New Nature of Money faculty. In this clip she suggests that organizations can get information from their customers to inform programming without giving away the ability to make their own programming choices.
Do nonprofit cultural organizations have a particular responsibility to reach into and represent all parts of the community? Does the benefit of nonprofit status require us to take more risks than commercial theatre? A recent article explores the Minneapolis community’s reaction to the lack of diversity in a local theatre’s upcoming season. While this piece [...]
Horst Abraham is a faculty partner of the Center for Executive Development of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a member of The Chief Executive Program New Nature of Competition faculty. In this clip he suggests that organizations must be able to reinvent themselves at the pace of the change around them.
Adrian Ellis, Executive Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, talks about the importance of the article “Managing the Arts: Leadership and Decision Making under Dual Rationalities.”
This is a time of great reinvention for cultural enterprise, as we examine the value we provide to audiences and how we can reshape institutions to do this better. In this keynote address delivered at the Bolz Center Collegium, NAS President and CEO, Russell Willis Taylor explores the unique leadership demands of cultural enterprise. Read [...]