This seminar will help you understand the integral aspects of communication and how communication evolves during a conversation.
Learn how leadership can impact the culture, operations, values and people of an organization.
Why do the arts matter at all? For some, the special characteristic of the arts…
The recent flurry of articles around the “failure” of the creative class to save our…
National Arts Strategies is an apolitical organization, so this review about an unashamedly liberal and…
NAS President and CEO Russell Willis Taylor recently delivered the keynote address to attendees of…
Doug Borwick of the popular ArtsJournal blog Engaging Matters has released a new book, Building Communities,…
How would the world be different if we could get all of our donors to…
In October 2011, three senior arts and education practitioners brought together 40 participants from 15 organizations in the UK to address practical and effective ways to strengthen the real value of the arts, thereby sustaining their varied revenue streams.
In a rapidly changing environment, examining and recognizing our mental models is essential if we are to shape organizations that have the resilience to adapt to change.
In this book, eight academics look at the strategic, cultural, and marketing parallels between for…
On December 8th, Arts Council England and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced…
As arts organizations face an increasing number of challenges, it might help us all to lighten the load by “unlearning” some things – Matt Ridley sketches out what a few of those things might be.
How to enable hybrid thinking to solve problems in your organization.
This report describes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s creative response to external changes that allowed it to grow while staying true to its core mission.
A different look at how you create break-through innovation.
In this keynote address delivered at the Bolz Center Collegium, NAS President and CEO, Russell Willis Taylor explores the unique leadership demands of cultural enterprise.
A fresh look at empirically driven outcome measures; from the “moneyball” guys. What do you think of the lessons they take away from the example?
Mark Bauerlein has made a truly splendid argument for the real and important intrinsic value of the arts in our education system.
Steven Johnson is an amazing thinker and this book raises intriguing questions for how cultural programming might be designed in the future.
In this keynote address delivered at the joint annual conferences of Chorus America and The League of American Orchestras, Russell Willis Taylor, President and CEO of National Arts Strategies, explores the extraordinary opportunities that arts organizations have today.
A friend in the banking world recently gave me this book, and as we consider why the arts are so essential to healthy societies it makes for interesting reading.
This report, written by the co-chairs of the event, NAS President and CEO Russell Willis Taylor and Adrian Ellis, Executive Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, summarizes the discussions that took place at the Salzburg Global Seminar session.
A thought provoking article on business structure.
Many discussions about the field’s leadership gap focus on two general impressions: there are not enough prospective leaders or there aren’t enough professional development opportunities – but is it that simple?
I recently heard Simon speak at a Dance NYC conference, and his book is as good a review of the importance of mission (although that’s not what it is about) as any I have ever read. You can watch him on TEDx and get a taste of his thinking.
A paper on the role of education in defining the purpose of the arts in society.
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.
Former NAS President and CEO Russell Willis Taylor interviewed Peter Gelb for the Fall 2007…
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