My last day in Area-51 provides just a taste of Ramadan before flying out this evening. Without a doubt, this has been an enormously fulfilling project and although the past five days have been jam packed with activity it has all been productive and worthwhile. The association’s board approved the proposed organizational model capable of supporting required operations so the next step in the process is the implementation stage. One fascinating component of this project is regardless of how different this culture and society might feel, the challenges regarding justification and validation are almost precisely the same with what arts managers experience in the US. This underlying reality framed nearly every component of my work with regard to developing an operational model that will work best based on the variables associated with this operational and cultural environment. In essence, the work wasn’t about finding a fabulous Flat Head screwdriver, rather, realizing that the project needs to be assembled using Phillips Head screws. Stay tuned, once I’m back in the US I’ll have more details.