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What I Got Out of My Lunch with the New NEA...

In June 2018, President Trump appointed Mary Anne Carter to be Acting Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. The press at the...

Was Mom Right? I Hope Not

Mom thought the arts were fun and games, frivolous, with no real worth but immediate entertainment.

Why Must Arts Workers Equate Long Hours with Success?

If your art cannot get done in the hours you have budgeted for it, you have lied. To everyone.

Does Your Nonprofit Arts Board Always Vote Unanimously?

Unending total agreement can hurt nonprofit arts groups. There are better ways to be a board.

Can Economic Impact Make a Case for Arts Nonprofits?

Nonprofit arts is to commercial arts what food banks are to supermarkets. Or maybe not.

Sackler, Altria, MacArthur: Ethical Quicksand in Big Philanthropy

Is our collective conscience bothered before we accept the gift or after the public outcry?

SWAN Day 2019 Takes Flight — Under New Leadership

After 11 years, Support Women Artists Now is a worldwide event whose future is just beginning.

Another Crash, Another Arts Funding Downward Spiral?

We're not being alarmist. The signs are already there.

Five Reasons We Should Pay Attention to Egypt

A certain country has a lot to teach us about #NotMyPresident, blackface, revolution and mummies.

Arts Nonprofits: Fiscal Responsibility Is Not a Mission

Your mission is not a slogan. Your mission is not an ad campaign.

Diversity and the Arts: Can the US Escape Whiteism?

What we do about the one is related to what we do about the other.

What Theater Admins Can Teach Us About Our Executive Branch

The theater has mechanisms to ensure our comfort and safety. Why doesn't the government?

Let’s Disconnect the ‘Disconnect’ in Nonprofit Theater

Just because a play delivers "excellence" doesn't mean it delivers "impact."

Trigger Warnings at the Theater: Should This Be a Thing?

Isn't the whole idea of art to trigger something emotional?

Taking Notice of AFTA’s Arts + Social Impact Explorer

Artists drive social change? How do you measure it? Here's a new tool from Americans for the Arts.

Feeling Wins Elections. Feeling Wins Arts Audiences, Too.

The power of emotion goes beyond the voting booth. You'll also find it at the box office.

Fundraising for the Arts: What’s Broken, How We Fix It

Who is likely to make a significant impact? Let's give them a first-class experience.

Jeff Bezos $2B Pledge: Just Another Amazon Promotion?

Nonprofits already know there's nothing to Amazon Smile about.

The Dry History of Arts Funding As Juicy Downtown Theater

"One is never going to get all of America on board with any one issue -- let alone the public funding of arts."

Casanova, the Museum Exhibit? Casa-I-Don’t-Think-So

Curators, I propose a new kind of exhibit for your museum. (Hint: it doesn't honor the womanzier!)

What I Got Out of My Lunch with the New NEA...

In June 2018, President Trump appointed Mary Anne Carter to be Acting Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. The press at the...
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