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The Ouroboros Last: Good Business Practices and the Arts

I was honored to be invited to deliver the keynote remarks at the UW-Madison Bolz Center’s Arts Business Research Symposium March 13-14.  I previewed those remarks here and have posted the full text serially over the last several days. The talk was originally titled … Continue reading

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Follow-up on Nonprofit/Commercial Coexistence

In a post in June, I suggested that Commercial productions that benefit from nonprofit development pay a certain amount of after-cost profit into a fund, perhaps administered by an organization like Creative Capital or Doris Duke or even an agency … Continue reading

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UN-BULLY-ABLE

I’m a big proponent of internships as experiential learning opportunities, when they are framed as such and time limited.   I’ve thought long and hard about sharing details of my own internship experience, especially as it had a very significant down … Continue reading

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Can the Commercial and Nonprofit Sectors Co-exist?

Diane Ragsdale didn’t necessarily write her post on the “long tug of war” between commercial and market forces in the nonprofit theatre in reaction to the Tony Awards, but that it was published the morning following is very apt.  Throughout … Continue reading

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Millennial? No, Boomer

A survey from Pew Research came across my twitter feed. It is designed to measure “How Millennial Are You?” Pew’s report is titled “Confident. Connected. Open to Change.” These are, apparently, the defining characteristics of the millennial generation, those who … Continue reading

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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Arts

Recently, I came across an article about corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Harvard Business Review.[i] In it, Michael Porter and Mark Kramer argue that “to advance CSR, we must root it in a broad understanding of the interrelationship between … Continue reading

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Election Eve

I spent an hour yesterday listening to the launch announcement for  In the Intersection: Partnerships in the New Play Sector, Diane Ragsdale’s book-length documentation of a convening hosted by the Mellon Foundation and the Center for the Theatre Commons, then … Continue reading

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