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Online Learning Curve

A look at the Loft Literary Center’s in-depth analysis of how online classes would fit into the organization’s vision

Stories from the Field: Measuring Impact

Over the past three or four years that I’ve worked in the US cultural sector,…

What can science tell us about the art experience?

Dr. Gary Vikan, former Director of The Walters Art Museum, discusses how neuroscience, evolutionary biology and the cave paintings in Lascaux might point to the fact that aesthetics is “hard-wired into our heads.”

Is social media changing your model, maybe?

Summer’s winding down, and I’m sure most of you have heard Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call…

How do multiple programs function as tools in service of one mission?

Jessica Robinson Love, Senior Director at Arabella Advisors, discusses how viewing programs as tools allows her organization to focus on outcomes.

What do the international protest movements mean for cultural institutions?

Basma El Husseiny, managing director of Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) in Egypt, suggests that the protests movements at their core have been about dissatisfaction with current institutions and wonders what that means for arts and culture institutions.

How has your organization reacted to changes in the competitive landscape?

Sebastian Ruth, Founder & Artistic Director of Community MusicWorks, discusses the need for cultural institutions – both big and small – to ask what is their role in the community and what problems they are addressing.

How has your organization reacted to changes in the competitive landscape?

Alex Nyerges, Executive Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, talks about the museum’s focus on accessibility, relevance and excitement.

What does the convergence of consumer interests, markets and industries mean for cultural organizations?

Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico, talks about the importance of remaining true to your mission.

What does the convergence of consumer interests, markets and industries mean for cultural organizations?

Keith Winsten, Executive Director of the Brevard Zoo in Brevard County, Florida, discusses how increased competition helped the organization focus on relevance and redefine its mission.

What does the convergence of consumer interests, markets and industries mean for cultural organizations?

J. Mikel Ellcessor, general manager of WDET, Detroit, discusses the role of cultural organizations in a world where audiences see themselves as creators.

What does the convergence of consumer interests, markets and industries mean for cultural organizations?

Timothy O’Leary, General Director of the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, suggests that art is about looking forward and therefore arts organizations must be perceived as forward-looking.

What does the convergence of consumer interests, markets and industries mean for cultural organizations?

Patrick McIntyre, General Manager of the Sydney Theatre Company, talks about the increasing pressure to articulate the benefits of the experiences we offer. He suggests that in the new environment content is marketing and that the concept of co-creation is as old as the Gramophone.

If you were to rebuild your organization today what would it look like?

Linda Ames Key, Education Director of the Vital Theatre Company, discusses her vision for a new theater model with education as its primary focus.

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

Kim Sajet, President and CEO of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, talks about the importance…

If you were to rebuild your organization today what would it look like?

Beth Boone, Artistic & Executive Director of Miami Light Project, talks about their process of…

What advice would you give to someone starting a theater company?

Anthony Moseley, Executive and Artistic Director of Collaboraction in Chicago, discusses finding the right models…

Creating a Customer-Centric Business

Professor Ranjay Gulati of Harvard Business School discusses how organizations can become more customer (or audience)-centric and why this is a critical time for them to do so.

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