Management and the Arts 5e – September 2021

Hiring Process.Cognitive Bias.Over-Optimistic? This month, I thought these three sources were nicely linked together around the theme of successfully challenging assumptions and being overly optimistic. Creating a more diverse workforce in arts organizations requires...

Management and the Arts 5e – August 2021

Update on the sixth edition. Mental Models. Agency. I hope your summer is going well, despite the COVID variant complicating attempts to resume some kind of normalcy in our lives. The variant certainly is making the job of arts managers trying to reconnect their...

Management and the Arts 5e – June 2021

Companion book in paperback. Price setting. Summer reading. This month I have three things to share with you. One is that my other book will be available in paperback on June 30, and so of course, I am making a shameless plug for buying it. Second, setting ticket...

Management and the Arts 5e – May 2021

Free Membership. Antiracism This month I came across two items I thought you might find interesting. First up is an op-ed on the importance of reducing barriers to access by doing away with charging for museum memberships. The Institute for Contemporary Art at...

Management and the Arts 5e – April 2021

I thought these two articles offer opportunities for engaging discussions this month. A Community and Its Orchestra The Oakland Symphony, Youth Orchestra, and Chorus are good examples of the power of programming connected to the community. This is an organization that...

Management and the Arts 5e – March 2021

Museum Emotions. Museum Misstep. Here are two resources that can be used for class discussions and to supplement the content in the 5th edition.Thanks again for subscribing to these updates. Bill Byrnes ===========================================================First...