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To Curate

An interesting reflection on the growing use – and importance – of the word “curate” in a time when people are increasingly overwhelmed by information.

Why Can’t Big Companies Solve Big Problems?

How to enable hybrid thinking to solve problems in your organization.

RSA Animate – extraordinary ’21st century enlightenment’

From the RSA in London, a gaggle of animated videos from their public events series.

How the Magazine Industry Can Save Itself

This is an interesting piece from FastCompany about the challenges of content providers, which I think has important implications for arts organizations.

Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

Steven Johnson is an amazing thinker and this book raises intriguing questions for how cultural programming might be designed in the future.

If you dislike change, you’re going to dislike irrelevance even more – Shinseki

A post on the choice facing so many arts and cultural organizations today- whether to change to continue to be relevant.

Will the recession mean theatre takes fewer risks?

As an arts leader, how do you balance financial and creative risks?

Nonprofits, Innovation, and Performance Measurement: Separating Fact from Fiction

A recent study from Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies on constraints on innovation in the NP sector (incl. arts specifically).

Design Thinking for Social Innovation | Stanford Social Innovation Review

An article on the use of design thinking for tackling systemic social problems.

Dancing into the Future: A White Paper from Ballet Memphis

A white paper co-authored by NAS and Ballet Memphis examines the learning during the phase of Ballet Memphis’ reinvention, tackling the changing environment and market for dance.

Inspiring & Motivating Arts & Culture Teams