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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 Robinson.

One Spirit, Many Voices

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

Role Models

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

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.

Collaboration Done Right

A conversation with Lula Washington Dance Theatre founder, Lula Washington.

Necessity of Grit

  International Association of Blacks in Dance board member, Debbie Blunden-Diggs, talks about her experience…

IABD Founders on Community & Collaboration

Members of the International Association of Blacks in Dance founders, Joan Myers Brown, Lulu Washington and Cleo Parker Robinson, talk about community and collaboration.

Civic Health. Civic Equity. Civic Capacity.

Michael Rohd shares the values that guide both organizations: Civic Health. Civic Equity. Civic Capacity.

On Values & Building Community

Inclusivity. Creativity & Innovation. Integrity. These are the values that drive Irfana Jetha Noorani work with the 11th Street Bridge Park.

Scott Kratz: Values

Intentionality, generosity and authenticity. These are the values Scott Kratz brings to the 11th Street Bridge Park.

Leftovers? Again?

Needless to say, when she walked in the door not a mere five minutes later,…

Picture this:

You’re interviewing for your dream job. You are ready to showcase the 5 things any employer must know about you. But the interviewer never asks the questions you prepped for.  What do you do?

Designing Your Life

This post was originally part of a weeklong exploration of career paths on our ArtsJournal…

The Commons

The commons model is all about inclusivity. Carl honors and encourages this through her work at HowlRound.

It’s a work in progress, but it’s crucial work

Jeff McCarter, Founder & Executive Director of Free Spirit Media, shares how the values of the organization surround human dignity and the people their programs serve.

Clyde Valentin: Values

Clyde Valentin, Director of the SMU Meadows Arts + Urbanism Initiative shares how values appear…

Ari Weinzweig: Congruency & Values

We promised a video this week featuring Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of Zingerman’s and here it…

Taking Down the Hedges

Respect. Access. Inclusion. Transparency. Authenticity. These are the values held deeply by Hope McMath, Executive…

What is the place of cultural institutions within their communities?

NAS produces publications, videos and other management tools to inspire those working in the field…

Arguing for the Arts in Contemporary Society

Think about the folks in your community. Think about what they will do tonight. There…

Everyone’s a Potential Partner: Building Value Together

In this video Laura Zabel shares how she is energized by what’s possible and how looking at opportunities through this frame has opened up resources for Springboard.

Extreme Users: Look Outside the Everyday Audience Member

We’re talking about advocacy for the arts over the next few days. Specifically, what’s our…

If Our Value Were Self-Evident Would We Need Advocates?

You cannot talk about arts advocacy without bringing up the instrumental value of the arts.…

Failure or Success: What are we more afraid of? A Leading Innovation in Arts & Culture Conversation

Photo by Martin Fisch via Flickr This week, we are sharing some of the inspiring…

The Myth of the Lone Genius: A Leading Innovation in Arts and Culture Conversation

Photo by Olivier Carré-Delisle via Flickr We’ve just wrapped our first Massively Open Online Course…

The Leader and The Manager: A Leading Innovation in Arts & Culture Conversation

Photo by Olivier Carré-Delisle via Flickr The conversations that took place between the participants in…

Do you need the matrix?

A board matrix is a tool that methodically attempts to first inventory the needs of an organization at board level, then the alignment between these needs and both current and potential board members.

What is Creative Placemaking?

This whole conversation began as a means to talk about creative placemaking. What is it?…

Abdul Karim Hakib: On Creative Placemaking

Creative Community Fellow Abdul Karim Hakib, Executive Director of Global Arts and Development Centre, an art and development NGO based in Accra, Ghana, answers some questions about creative placemaking.

Placemaking: It’s About Addressing the Disconnect

This week continues our conversation on creative placemaking where we asked our Creative Community Fellows…

Placemaking: Bringing People Together

Connect. Connected. Connecting. Connection. Connector. This is what we heard when we asked our Creative…

Defining Community

How do you define community? This is one of the questions that we asked our…

Creative Placemaking: 35,000-Foot View

We asked our Creative Community Fellows to talk about creative placemaking and the work they…

Making Innovation Happen

Jeff DeGraff, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, outlines what it takes to make innovation happen.

Where Innovation Happens

Jeff DeGraff, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, suggests that innovation happens when risk and reward are inverted.

Finding Resources for Innovation

Jeff DeGraff, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, answers those who say they don’t have enough money to experiment.

Competing Values

Jeff DeGraff, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, introduces the concept of competing values.

Creating High-Performing Teams

Paula Caproni, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, outlines the keys to creating high-performing teams.

Communicate the “Why?”

Paula Caproni, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, talks about the importance of communicating why you do what you do… not just the what and the how.

Using Design Thinking

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, outlines some misconceptions about Design Thinking.

Design Thinking: Solving Right Problem

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, talks about the importance of challenging your question to ensure you are solving the right problem.

Design Thinking: Sampling Extreme Users

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, discusses the benefit you can gain from looking outside your everyday users and audiences.

Design Thinking: Experiment Forward

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, talks about the iterative approach of Design Thinking.

Design Thinking: How to Effectively Brainstorm

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, shares the Design Thinking approach to brainstorming.

Reframing Negotiation

Shirli Kopelman, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, suggests that negotiation shouldn’t be a “winner take all” experience.

Negotiation & Relationships

Often we initiate a negotiation with personal pleasantries and then abruptly switch into negotiation mode. Shirli Kopelman, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, talks about what can be gained from thinking of your negotiation as a part of your relationship.