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News + Updates: Business of Arts and Culture

Leading Innovation in Arts & Culture Now Open for Enrollment

Leading Innovation in Arts & Culture is back and open for enrollment on Coursera! This course is designed to help those in the arts and culture sector build environments where new management and program ideas are created, shared, evaluated and the best ones are successfully put to work.

We worked with David Owens at Vanderbilt University to customize this course for those working in the cultural sector. Over eight weeks, you will take a deep dive into these questions:

  • What are the conditions for successful innovation?
  • What causes innovation to fail?
  • What allows creative people to be creative?
  • How should I manage an innovative team?
  • What is an innovation portfolio and how can I manage one?

 
Enrollment is free and presented online through Coursera. You will join a global cohort of colleagues and leave ready to better manage creativity, innovation and change.
 

 
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We’re Headed to Phoenix

NAS is headed to the desert this week to host the Business of Arts and Culture team seminar, Finance. Teams from organizations in the Phoenix area and around the US will come together December 8-9 for this interactive seminar led by NAS faculty, Dr. Greg Reilly. Attending teams will craft financial strategies that support their mission and organizational achievement, identify critical revenue, cost and risk factors that are driving overall financial performance and use financial numbers to predict effects on both mission and organizational health.

We are excited to present this seminar to an outstanding group of cultural leaders! Want to participate in the conversation too? Follow along on Twitter using #NASFinance.

 

Apply for Finance, Extending Your Reach Seminars Today!

Applications are now available for two Business of Arts + Culture team seminars, Finance and Extending Your Reach.

Finance

Join us in Phoenix December 8-9 for Finance. Bring your leadership team together to develop the knowledge and skills to effectively craft strategies that support both organizational health and mission achievement. Your team will learn how traditional financial concepts such as revenue and cost are related to your ability to achieve your mission. Additionally, you will learn to use financial numbers for predicting effects on mission and organizational achievement.

Finance will be presented in Phoenix December 8-9. Learn more and apply by October 31 »

Fielding Grasty, seminar director for Finance, reflects on past presentations »

 

Extending Your Reach

Extending Your Reach offers a deep dive into partnerships and alliances, exploring the different types of relationships that can help you do more and achieve greater impact. After careful evaluation of your current relationships, your goals for the future and critical tactics for establishing alliances, you will leave this seminar prepared to lead a portfolio of strategic partners and engage in alliances that will help you achieve your vision.

Extending Your Reach will be presented in Boston December 8-9. Learn more and apply by October 31 »

 

Both seminars are offered with pay-what-you-can pricing and travel support is offered to those attending from outside each seminar’s metropolitan area.

Hear from past participants about the seminar experience:

 

Extending Your Reach Application Deadline is Approaching

There are only a few weeks left to apply for the Extending Your Reach seminar in Chicago. Join colleagues from around the country to share ideas, explore new ways to further your mission and hone your ability to recognize when and how alliances can help you do more – get your team together today!

Extending Your Reach focuses on alliances and partnerships, and how engaging in these relationships can help drive your organizational strategy and build a stronger community. After careful evaluation of your current relationships and goals for the future, you will leave this seminar prepared to build on your portfolio of partners and engage in alliances that will help you achieve your vision.

Extending Your Reach takes place July 24-25 in Chicago. This seminar is offered on a pay-what-you-can basis, meaning you can attend at the price that’s right for you.

Learn more about the Seminar here.
Applications are due Friday, June 6!

 

Extend Your Reach

Applications are now available for the July 24-25 presentation of Extending Your Reach in Chicago.

This two-day seminar offers a deep dive into partnerships and alliances, exploring the different types of relationships that can help you do more and achieve greater impact. After careful evaluation of your current relationships, your goals for the future and critical tactics for establishing alliances, you will leave this seminar prepared to lead a portfolio of strategic partners and engage in alliances that will help you achieve your vision.

Your team will come together in advance of the seminar to discuss your current partnership activities and lay the groundwork for your time at the seminar.  At Extending Your Reach, you’ll experience a mix of faculty presentations, class discussions and team activities – including analyzing your network map and evaluating in detail one of your organization’s critical alliances – to enhance your understanding of the vital role alliances can play in your organizational strategy and how fostering strong relationships can help you accomplish more.  Learn more and apply by June 6 »

Click to hear from past participants about the NAS seminar experience and pay-what-you-can pricing!

 

New York Digital Strategies Seminar Teams Selected

Fifteen teams will attend our spring Digital Strategies seminar. Attending teams will come together May 1-2 in New York, NY to explore a strategic approach for setting objectives, developing plans, creating programs and tracking results for audience-facing digital initiatives. These teams represent a diverse mix of disciplines, budget sizes and geographic locations. We are excited to present this seminar to a wonderful group of cultural leaders from around the country!

 

Alaska Public Media
Torrie Allen, Chief Officer, Marketing & Development
Ann Alquist, Director of Membership
Pat Yack, Chief Content Officer

Alley Theatre
Michael Bell, IT Manager
Tina Berry, Director of Marketing
Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director
Rodi Franco, Director of Marketing and Communications
Dean Gladden, Managing Director
Brandon Weinbrenner, Resident Assistant Director

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
Brandon Dorris, Associate Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Becky Flynn, Associate Director of Development
Cody Waits, Patron Services Manager

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Lauren Bailey, Director of Marketing and Communications
Trent Casey, Web and Digital Producer
Emily Holum, Marketing Manager

Denver Art Museum
Andrea Fulton, Deputy Director and Chief Marketing Officer
Melora McDermott-Lewis, Director, Education
Katie Ross, Associate Director, Marketing
Molly Wink, Director, Membership & Amenities

Fractured Atlas
Dianne Debicella, Senior Program Director, Fiscal Sponsorship
Selena Juneau-Vogel, Program Director, Artful.ly
Jason Tseng, Community Engagement Specialist

Friends of the National Zoo
Pamela Bucklinger, Corporate Programs Manager
Joan Diehl, Senior Designer
Michelle Staudenmeier, Advertising & Brand Manager
Jackie Vinick, Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager

Houston Youth Symphony
Whitney Bullock, Chamber Music Program Coach
Amy Chung, Director of Programs
Sarah Loudermilk, Executive Director

Independent Filmmaker Project
Jody Arlington, Director of Communications
Nekisa Cooper, Producer of Educational Programs
Sean McManus, Director of External Affairs

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Julie Anderson, Deputy Director of Business Operations
Colleen Kelly, Senior Development Officer
Sarah Rehm, Communications Manager

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Geoffrey Anderson, Marketing & Digital Communications Manager
Amy Brondyke, Director of Marketing & External Affairs

Oregon Public Broadcasting
Melissa Barker, Social Media Strategist
Holly Denniston, Director of Human and Volunteer Resources
Morgan Holm, Sr. VP of Content/Chief Content Officer
Anne Ibach, Membership Director
Paul Loofburrow, Marketing Manager

Princeton University Art Museum
Erin Firestone, Manager of Marketing and Public Relations
Jessica Popkin, Student Outreach Coordinator
Janet Strohl-Morgan, Associate Director for Information & Technology

Town Hall Seattle
Anthony Detrano, Director of Marketing and Communications
Wier Harman, Executive Director
Edward Wolcher, Patron Services Manager

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
Allison Lindblom, Marketing Associate
Stacy Smith, Manager of Publications and Communications
Theresa Watson, Communications Coordinator

 

Spring Digital Strategies seminar deadline approaching

There is just over a week left to apply for this spring’s Digital Strategies seminar in New York. Get your team together today!

Digital Strategies is an opportunity for you and your team to spend two-days with NAS and professor Jill Avery digging into your own digital initiatives. Do they map onto your strategic objectives? Do they reflect your organization’s culture? Looking at these questions will help you assess into time, money and structural constraints that can become roadblocks to moving new ideas forward. You’ll leave with a clear picture of how the right balance of digital programs can support your overall objectives, and what resources you’ll need to help those programs thrive.

Digital Strategies takes place May 1-2 in New York City. The tuition is up to you. All teams can attend on a pay-what-you-can basis. Learn more or apply by March 21!

 

Understanding Your Digital Culture

How would you describe your organization’s digital style? Are you creative experimenters, digital transformers or do you tend more towards the predictable?

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Apply for 2014 Seminars Today!

Applications are now available for two NAS seminars, Digital Strategies and Extending Your Reach.
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Save These Dates – 2014 Team Seminars Announced

National Arts Strategies announces two Business of Arts and Culture seminars to be presented in 2014 – mark your calendars now to join us for Digital Strategies and Extending Your Reach! (more…)