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Hey, Arts Programmers: Um, There’s an Election…

Have you heard about the election? I mean, it's all over the news. And are you factoring the election into your programming?

New Report: Artistic Activism Trumps Traditional Practices

Why don't artists use their greatest asset -- the arts! -- in their arts advocacy?

Bowser Bruised as DC Arts Soap Opera Ends — For Now

The mayor of DC -- and all the battling political stakeholders of the city's cultural scene -- now have a chance to act like adults. The artists deserve it.

The Global Narrative for Arts Education Is Changing

Will a piece of paper forever change how we talk about arts education? Probably not. But it's a very, very good place to start.

Measurable Impact: The Real Bottom Line for Nonprofit Arts?

The problem with Seattle's Intiman Theatre following (not for the first time) the hysterical-panic fundraising playbook first pioneered by Oral Roberts.

Cancel Culture: Biting the Hand Feeding Arts Nonprofits?

If we're to subject arts philanthropists to sniff tests, let's be consistent about it.

Antarctica: The Final Frontier for Artists and Writers?

An Oct. 3 live Skype from Antarctica at a Connecticut museum highlights science "on the ice" -- and art.

Time for Arts Nonprofits to Prove They Inspire Change

If there's no positive impact you can measure, why hang your hat on the idea?

5 Tips for Finding Community as a POC Arts Professional

Key spaces and crucial opportunities to share ideas and resources to generate that sector-wide shift.

‘We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!’ (Or, ‘Don’t Pay Artists!’)

If you won't pay artists -- or respect HR laws on exempt and non-exempt employees -- maybe you don't deserve our donations.

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...

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.

Spurning the Sacklers’ Money Seems Easy Now, But…

Funny things can happen at arts organizations when an economy goes into a tailspin.

Can Economic Impact Make a Case for Arts Nonprofits?

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

Let Them Eat Culture: Notre Dame and the Collateral Damage of...

Where they elite meet to...not care about anyone but the elite. As usual.

Two Cities Getting Arts and Culture Right: Kansas City

This red-state city in the heartland offers best practices and innovation in arts and culture.

Sackler, Altria, MacArthur: Ethical Quicksand in Big Philanthropy

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

Will Chicago’s New Mayor Support the City’s Artists?

The current mayor of Second City may know his pas de basque from his brisé, but the next mayor has to know what its artists need.

Another Crash, Another Arts Funding Downward Spiral?

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