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Online Seminar: Meaningful Communication

This seminar will help you understand the integral aspects of communication and how communication evolves during a conversation.

Online Seminar: Dominant Logic

Learn how leadership can impact the culture, operations, values and people of an organization.

Advice for Those Starting Out: Pace Yourself

Ann Williams, Founder of Dallas Black Dance Theatre founder, offers advice to artists starting out.

Leadership Development

A conversation with Dallas Black Dance Theatre founder, Ann Williams.

Find Your Circle, Find Your Journey

A conversation with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance founder, Cleo Parker…

One Spirit, Many Voices

A conversation with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance founder, Cleo Parker…

Role Models

A conversation with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance founder, Cleo Parker…

Knowing About the Business

A conversation with Debbie Blunden-Diggs from Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.

Building a Future for Black Dance

A conversation with Philadanco! founder, Joan Myers Brown.

Necessity of Grit

International Association of Blacks in Dance board member, Debbie Blunden-Diggs,…

Why we do it

And why you should too. When you’ve been around for…

4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering a Continuing Education Program

Should I go to graduate school? Is there an online…

Winter is Coming: What the Culture Sector Needs to Worry About Now

I. Predicting the Unpredictable The former NEA Chair Rocco Landesman…

The Career Path of a Nonprofit Generalist

About a year ago, I was accepted into the Chief…

Sit Back & Enjoy the Ride: The Roller Coaster Career Plan

I entered the program with a very clear idea of…

Why is it important to have a career plan?

Our paradigms dramatically affect our judgment and our decision making…

Clarity & Observation

Developing a career plan was natural for me, as I…

Kill Your Darlings!

Working in the arts for over a decade has been…

It’s About Defining Your Values

I think that defining your values is far more important…

Get A Mentor

I got my first CEO job at a nonprofit because…

It’s Not A Career. It’s A Lifestyle.

I am a classically trained violinist who started my studies…

Your Career Plan: It’s not always a straight line!

Even though I am not an arts administrator, I have…

Feeling Alive

My time, a huge portion of which I spend working,…

The Career Knapsack

As a recent MA graduate in Arts Management, I thought…

Training Today

This post was originally part of a weeklong exploration of…

How to Get Lucky (It’s Not What You Think)

We’ve talked about lots of different elements that factor into a career path. We’ve shared words of wisdom, scholarly articles, tools and frameworks. But I think we’ve yet to talk about what is arguably the biggest factor in one’s career… luck

Is it all about grit?

This post was originally part of a weeklong exploration of…

Fastest Route from Point A to Point B, Not Always a Straight Line

Ok. Let’s say you’ve done some soul searching, consulted your family and your most trusted advisors. You can now safely say that you know: 1) where you are and 2) where you want to be. Now what?

The Earthquake is Coming. How Do We Withstand it?

Crisis is everywhere. We are surrounded by it. It’s in…

The Young and the Restless: Taking the Right Career Path

As an emerging leader, the road to professional success seems long and confusing. We experience the daily tension of being where we are with where we want to be. Particularly in a recovering economy, more young leaders are in jobs where they feel over-qualified and underpaid. It can be frustrating, but are we really as far off as we feel?

Resolve to Take Back Your Time

My life changed when I decided to stop thinking about my schedule as filled with commitments the universe has shackled me to, but rather as choices I’ve consciously made about how I spend my time.

Making the Argument for Leadership Development

Linda Wood, Senior Director of the Haas Leadership Initiative at…

Getting Unstuck: Developing Skills to Climb the Leadership Ladder

Many great thinkers in our field have discussed the complexity…

Cleaning Out Our Closets

Recently I was cleaning my closet and came across several…

A Framework for Meaningful Engagement

Editor’s note: As part of our blog event for The…

Avoiding Brain Freeze: Wellness in the Workplace

Working in the arts can be extremely stressful. Coordinating exhibits,…

The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders

This report of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders summarizes the discussion and includes links to video interviews with fellows and a visual diary of the event by fellow and comics artist Paola Gaviria.

Handmaking America

National Arts Strategies is an apolitical organization, so this review…

Change at Work: The NAS Wellness Challenge

No alcohol for 30 days! Daily workouts! Low carb from…

What does it mean to be a cultural leader?

The experience of being in a place for five days…

Salzburg Global Forum: Some Final Thoughts

We introduced Field Notes as a means of amplifying meaningful…

How should cultural institutions approach the creation and articulation of value?

Watch the following video in which Albino Jopela, archaelogist and…

How do you articulate the value of the arts in a society where it is largely seen as a commodity?

Watch the following video in which Eyad Houssami, founding director…

What does “sustainability” mean in the arts and culture field?

Scholar, lecturer and teacher, Diane Ragsdale, asks some important questions about sustainability in the arts – what it means for organizations and for the field.

What is the role of an arts and culture leader in today’s society?

Mulenga Kapwepwe, Chairperson of the National Arts Council of Zambia and Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders faculty, suggests that arts leaders are best equipped to shape the future.

Arts Organizations and Their Community

Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of posts…

What role should the arts play in civil society?

Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of blog…

On remaking the world

Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of posts…

The Creation & Communication of Value

Watch the following video of Fellows of the Salzburg Global…