Shop Talk S01E16: Academia/Pro Divide

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I ended up where I needed to be.” That’s one of my favorite lines from Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently series and it’s a perfect way to describe my conversation with guests Eric Esparza and Michael Lewanski. We started off talking about the academia/pro divide but that ended up evolving into an even more fascinating conversation about the double standard that …

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Looking At The Business Through Merlot Colored Glasses

I’m all for finding ways to infuse wine into the live concert experience. But while my own interest tends to start and stop at the actual consumption, others are giving the subject it the attention it deserves. Case in point, violinist Holly Mulcahy recently published an article at Neo Classical that casts an eye toward lessons our field can learn from the way the wine industry began to pivot 20 years …

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Forward Thinking Arts And Culture Organizations Are Only As Good As Their People

I’m very pleased to say Arts Admin Jobs’ Candidate Database is officially open for business! To help celebrate, I’m running a 25% off launch special, which brings the monthly cost down to only $15/mo. Act fast, it’s only good through May 31, 2021. But wait, there’s more… I have something special for job seekers as well: a new job filter to show openings looking for remote, hybrid, or in-office work locations.

Did You See That The SBA Just Extended Lending Limits For Economic Injury Disaster Loans?

Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and nonprofit organizations can borrow through it’s COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program. Starting the week of April 6, 2021, the SBA is raising the loan limit for the COVID-19 EIDL program from 6-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24-months of economic injury …

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Reader Poll: Will You Return To The Office/Venue?

Now that vaccines are rolling out in earnest, more and more arts orgs are starting to talk about bringing their workforce back to the office. While we took a closer look at this topic last week, I’m curious to know what orchestra managers think about returning to work. Granted, there will always be positions that have to work on location but I’m still curious to know what readers think about returning. …

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