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Publications: community engagement Theme

Building Communities, Not Audiences: The Future of the Arts in the U.S.

Doug Borwick of the popular ArtsJournal blog Engaging Matters has released a new book, Building Communities, Not Audiences: The Future of the Arts in the U.S. In Building Communities, Borwick posits that the future success of arts organizations is dependent upon establishing real, deep connections with their communities. The book features the essay “Changing Our Future” by NAS President CEO Russell Willis Taylor, as well as contributions from arts thinkers including NAS Chief Executive Program participants Sebastian Ruth and Dorothy Gunther Pugh with forewords by National Endowment of the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman and Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert Lynch.

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Arts Management in Uneasy Times

NAS Vice President, Jim Rosenberg, was recently interviewed by Patricia Pasqual, Director of the Foundation Center-Washington, DC, for their Philanthropy Chat podcast series. In this interview, Mr. Rosenberg discusses challenges facing arts organizations, recommends resources for keeping up with the field, shares insights about strategic and tactical questions organizations can use to develop a customer-focused business model, and gives suggestions for engaging boards and community.

Listen to the Philanthropy Chat podcast, Arts Management in Uneasy Times