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What advice would you give to someone rebuilding an arts organization?

Ab Sengupta, General Manager of Da Camera of Houston, talks about arts organizations finding ways of sharing resources that will reinforce each others’ missions.

What one financial question should leaders keep in mind at all times?

Tracy S. Harris, Chief Financial Officer of The BondFactor Company and NAS board member, talks about the importance of leveraging resources.

What effect has the economy had on the overall capacity of the arts and culture field?

Tracy S. Harris, Chief Financial Officer of The BondFactor Company and NAS board member, talks about the aftermath of the economic downturn.

What does economic recovery look like for the arts and culture field?

Tracy S. Harris, Chief Financial Officer of The BondFactor Company and NAS board member, talks about economic recovery for arts and culture organizations.

Do arts institutions need to change their business models?

Tracy S. Harris, Chief Financial Officer of The BondFactor Company and NAS board member, discusses the need for innovation in arts and culture organizations.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Tracy S. Harris, Chief Financial Officer of The BondFactor Company and NAS board member, talks about the need for vision, benchmarks and collaboration to create an organizational culture that embraces constant change and improvement.

How can we broker relationships between people and the arts?

Diane Ragsdale warns that attracting and retaining new audiences may require arts organizations to stop “selling excellence” and start brokering relationships between people and art.

How do we build a slow arts movement?

Diane Ragsdale compares the issues facing the arts with those that faced the restaurant industry, sparking the Slow Food movement. She suggests that an answer to the mounting challenges for arts organizations might be to start a Slow Arts movement.

What elements of the slow food movement are relevant to arts organizations?

Diane Ragsdale compares the issues facing the arts with those that faced the restaurant industry, sparking the Slow Food movement. She suggests that an answer to the mounting challenges for arts organizations might be to start a Slow Arts movement.

What is a slow arts movement?

Diane Ragsdale compares the issues facing the arts with those that faced the restaurant industry, sparking the Slow Food movement. She suggests that an answer to the mounting challenges for arts organizations might be to start a Slow Arts movement.

Trends in arts and culture organizations

Diane Ragsdale talks about the top three trends that she sees in arts and culture organizations today.

The Normal Approach

In his article for the October 27, 2009 issue of Gig Magazine, former NAS Vice President, Jim Rosenberg, suggests that reaching a desired audience requires leaders to focus on the desired customer and work backward to the right artistic work, venue, timing, pricing, etc.