I had a great visit to Austin, Texas, last week to talk with artists, arts managers, creatives, and other community members. Building on their cultural planning of the past years, they are working to forge a ”creative alliance” to advance the creative life (not just cultural) of the region. Lots of great people doing extraordinary […]
I’m back from my fantastic conference experience in Dublin, full of new insights and fresh questions about cultural policy — over there and over here. And spinning with possibilities to advance the hopes and goals of the Irish arts ecology, even in the devastating economy to come. But in the meanwhile, I wanted to share […]
A keynote to the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies leadership institute in September 2006.
I wrote this opinion piece for the July/August 2006 issue of Inside Arts, the magazine of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. I reprint it here with my permission.
A Q&A I did for Artsline, the newsletter of the graduate Arts Administration program at Drexel University. Reprinted with permission.
A keynote address to the Canadian Arts Presenters Association (CAPACOA) on November 5, 2005, in Ottawa, Ontario.
A keynote speech to the New Jersey Theatre Alliance ”Arts Alive” conference. September 23, 2005.
A speech on the value of the arts to communities, presented to the Rotary Club of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, May 23, 2005.
Can a symphony fulfill its mission more effectively if it deconstructs itself? That’s the premise of this fictional case study, prepared to spur conversation at a leadership roundtable at the Heinz Endowments in April 2005.