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Publications: collaboration Theme

The Challenges of Cultural Leadership

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.

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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”