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Publications: Chorus America Theme

What’s a Children’s Chorus Leader to Do?

What’s an Executive Director to do when caught between an Artistic Director envisioning significant growth and board leadership that is resistant to change? That’s the question being explored by this case study developed by Chorus America for inclusion in the Summer 2010 issue of The Voice. The case study is accompanied by responses from current chorus leaders and governance experts, including NAS Vice President, Gail Crider. What’s your response – what would you do if you were the Executive Director?

Read What’s a Children’s Chorus Leader to Do?

 

There Are No Crises, Only Tough Decisions

There are no crises in the arts – there are crises in arts organizations as they are currently constructed. Audiences are not shrinking, they are growing, but they are not necessarily interested in consuming all the art our member organizations produce. Between 1970 and 2010, the number of arts organizations grew from 2,700 to 27,000 but the number of people funding them, and attending their events, did not grow at all. In this keynote address delivered at the joint annual conferences of Chorus America and The League of American Orchestras, Russell Willis Taylor, President and CEO of National Arts Strategies, explores the extraordinary opportunities that arts organizations have today.

Read the text of the speech, “There Are No Crises, Only Tough Decisions”