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Spurning the Sacklers’ Money Seems Easy Now, But…

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

Notes on ‘Notes on Camp’

High, low, Beau and no: more thoughts on the Met gala's camp-y hits and misses.

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?

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.

I Predict Innovation’s Next Wave Will Come From Dance

There are so many possibilities for artificial intelligence to take centerstage.

New Met Admission Charges Are an Unfair Tax On Tourists

They will punish tourists -- including hundreds of thousands of Americans who already subsidize it.

Should Museums Decline Donations From Big Pharma?

In December, The New York Times published an article raising the question of whether or not museums should be more thorough in vetting donors. The...

How WVF Champions Theater Women in Denver and Beyond

It's all about attitude, "Hattitude" and making women a central artistic priority.

The De Wolfe Questionnaire: Janet Brown, Arts Advocate

What's the next act for this veteran arts administrator? (Hint: it might be boxing or tennis!)

How to Build Better Budgets for Performing Arts Centers

Arts organizations tend to be over-optimistic. We must moderate their optimism.

Why All of Us Should Be Fundraising in Nonprofit Arts

Too many cultural groups place their dreams in the hands of development directors. Bad idea.

Barrier-Breaking GM Steve Asher Knows What’s Ridiculous

The Ridiculous could produce a show on their NEA grant alone. Not at TBTB.

First, They Cut Arts Funding: Lessons of Rural Kansas

Remember: rural arts entities in Kansas have value, too.

Community Arts Facilities: When Users Run the Show

In a community arts facility, it's risky to count on any one use or user over time.

Advocacy: How You Can Save Arts and Culture for America

Advocacy can be pay to play.

How Driving Demand for Performing Arts is Doable

Two approaches to solving the supply-demand challenge.

56 State Arts Agencies Face the Death of the NEA

Is our arts advocacy strategy good enough?

New Arts Facility? Why Sometimes We Just Say No

It's hard to declare a new project or facility unfeasible.

ACLU and Other Orgs Light the Way Through Dark Times

Thanks to all the activists still standing up for everyone’s America.

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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