Seeing Adaptistration

Although there’s much to love about the MoveableType blogging platform, I do wish it were easier to embed photographs and graphics in articles. Quite often, I am unable to include a number of photos and graphics due to time and formatting constraints. As such, I’ve decided to create an online gallery for all of the photos used here at Adaptistration in addition to the mound that don’t make it into the final cut. Think of it like Adaptistration bonus material…

adaptistration_photo_gallery.jpgThe gallery is located on the Adaptistration server under the subdomain:
Initially, you’ll find photographs from my business trips to Nashville, Venezuela, Madison, St. Louis, and Grant Park (although I don’t know if I would call Grant Park a business trip since it is only a 20 minute train ride from my home). All photographs are organized via albums which present each digital photograph in a variety of jpg dimensions; from 125px X 125px thumbnails up to 1280px X 963px full size resolution.

Each album contains a brief description along with links to related articles and as time permits, I’ll begin writing descriptions to most of the individual photographs. Keep in mind that all photographs are copyrighted but you can feel free to request permission to use any of them. Use of photographs is generally free of charge so fear of rejection isn’t a reasonable excuse preventing you from asking for permission.

I’ll add to the gallery as time marches on and since my travel schedule for 2007 is already shaping up to be fairly brisk, there will undoubtedly be more photographs to come.

Take Me To The Adaptistration Photo Gallery

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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