My choice for November’s Giving Program recipient is longtime blog author and all around sharp knife in the cultural drawer, Lisa Hirsch. Her blog, Iron Tongue of Midnight, dates back to 2004 which makes it an official cultural blog plankowner. For the past nine years Lisa has published a string of thought provoking posts about […]
On 11/20/2013, the Minneapolis based patron stakeholder group, Save Our Symphony Minnesota (SOSMN) gave a public presentation titled The MOA [Minnesota Orchestra Association] Debacle: Unlocking The Truth where they levied a host of allegations against the MOA board and executive leadership including, but not limited to: cooking the books, deliberately misusing endowment funds, and intentionally […]
Since yesterday was the penultimate moving related time-suck day this month, there was only enough time to compose a quick link love post. To that end, these are some of the articles that have recently caught my attention: What have you been reading as of late that really got you thinking?
In an 11/25/2013 article from The New Yorker, the ever sharp Alex Ross vents some frustration toward the Minnesota Orchestra Association (MOA) leadership, the growing difficulty of mid and smaller budgets org to pull funding from the name brand institutions, and the ennui that is political concerns about culture. Ross doesn’t mince words and goes […]
One aspect of #NAMPC 2013 I neglected to mention was just how enjoyable it is to mingle with a broad cross section of professionals at different career stages; which is merely a polite way to say that there was a wide variety of newbies, mid-carrier, and veteran arts pros in attendance. It’s especially enjoyable to […]
Joe Patti posted a thought provoking article at Butts In The Seats on 11/11/13 title Sometimes They Just Want To Go Home which examines the bear trap of over analysis and searching for profound meaning where none exists. Patti’s post comes at a good time and serves as a practical anchor to remind us that […]
Ever since publishing the original version of this article in 2011, there doesn’t seem to be an end to the uncertainty surrounding the relationship between websites, box office, and customer relationship management solutions (CRM) along with where they do and do not intersect. In the worst case scenarios, arts organizations end up encountering huge cost […]