I journey to Portland, Belfast, Liberty, Montvale, Camden, Rockport, and Rockland, to take in the very artistic state of Maine.
Whew! I am not sure why seemingly every single arts service organization feels compelled to schedule their annual conferences in June, but it sure makes for a lively travel schedule for schlubs like me. This time around, I was in Baltimore for the Americans for the Arts Half-Century Summit, a much-hyped event indeed. I had an [...]
(My thanks to Jean Cook of the Future of Music Coalition and Fractured Atlas’s Adam Huttler for their contributions to this piece.)
We hear a lot of talk about the coming leadership transition in the arts. Baby Boomers are nearing retirement age, and Gen X’ers and Millennials are itching to take on increased responsibility. It’s important [...]
Hey everyone! I just wanted to update you on a few trips we will be making this month. Please try and catch us if you are in the area and attending these events….
I will be in attendance at the annual Theatre Communications Group Conference from 6/4-6/6 in Baltimore, MD. Fractured Atlas is a big fan [...]
A few days ago I told you about Senator Coburn’s ludicrous anti-arts amendment to the stimulus bill. Well, I’m sad to report that yesterday the Senate approved the obnoxious and misguided legislation by a wide vote margin of 73-24.
We’re losing the fight in the Senate. Unless something drastic changes, this amendment will ensure that not [...]
This past week I spent 4 days in Houston at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference – better known as NAMP. Produced by Americans for the Arts each year, the conference is a unique chance to share best practices and bright ideas in arts marketing. This year, due to popular demand, the conference included development [...]
Americans for the Arts (actually the Americans for the Arts Action Fund) has published a comparison of the arts positions of John McCain and Barack Obama. I’m not wild about the list of issues they asked the campaigns about, since they address only very superficial considerations. Still, it’s an interesting read.
We’re once again spanning the globe! O.K., we’re just spanning the country. But, still, come say hello if you’re at any of these events!
Tuesday 6/10-Saturday 6/14
National Performing Arts Convention
Place: Denver Performing Arts Center/Colorado Convention Center — Denver, CO
In Attendance: Adam Natale, Arwen Lowbridge, & Bob Middleton (Board Member)
Fractured Atlas has a booth next [...]
If you noticed my recent “Fractured Atlas On the Road” post, you may have seen that I attended Americans for the Arts’ Arts Advocacy Day the other week. I’ve been to this event a few times in the past and, although I do not believe in a big, one-day push for advocacy myself (I’m [...]