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The Summit at Sundance: Cultural Sector Ideation

We prepared a report that documents the ideas generated and some of the materials used to help participants frame the issues and work on the solutions at our Summit at Sundance.

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.

Holding Up the Arts: Can we sustain what we’ve created? Should we?

On October 27, 2012, Diane Ragsdale addressed fellows of the…

Bright Spots Leadership in the Pacific Northwest

This is a report from the Paul G. Allen Family…

The New Nature of Money

Changes in the environment – economic, demographic and social –…

Defining Values: A training for developing new opportunities for uncertain futures

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.

Bon Jovi and the Pay-What-You-Can Experiment

We recently announced a new pricing model for Business of…

There Are No Crises, Only Tough Decisions

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.

The Performing Arts in Lean Times: Opportunities for Reinvention

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.

The Normal Approach

In his article for the October 27, 2009 issue of Gig Magazine, former NAS Vice President, Jim Rosenberg, suggests that reaching a desired audience requires leaders to focus on the desired customer and work backward to the right artistic work, venue, timing, pricing, etc.

Future Leadership Survey Results

The question of who will lead our cultural institutions in the future is being widely discussed in our field: this survey is a small but informative sample of the field on the needs of the future leaders.

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.

Anatomy of a Leader

Former NAS President and CEO Russell Willis Taylor interviewed Peter…

NAS and the Getty Leadership Institute: Cultural Organizations and Changing Leisure Trends

In May 2007, the Getty Leadership Institute and National Arts…

A Review of Endowment Giving Policy Options

A paper written by NAS President and CEO Russell Willis Taylor in 2006 for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation discusses the tradition, benefits, and necessity of endowment funds in the arts.

NAS and the Getty Leadership Institute: Managing Creativity in the Nonprofit and For-Profit Sectors

In June 2004, the Getty Leadership Institute and National Arts Strategies brought together 23 leaders from the nonprofit arts and the for-profit creative sectors to discuss the similarities, differences, and potential intersections between the sectors: read more about the key findings of the convening!