Every now and then a topic here at Adaptistration generates a great deal of private email responses; the most recent example are the responses to the 7/13/09 article which examined how the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) distributed economic stimulus funds. Toward the end of the article, I pointed out that some of the grant recipients were performing arts service organizations and postulated that some of their respective members may not approve of their service organization applying for the same grants they are…
As is the case with most topics that inspire readers to compose a personal note, responses were passionate and included opinions from individuals who agreed and disagreed with the practice. Furthermore, the responses weren’t limited to strictly those inside the orchestra business as a fair percentage of responses came from opera and dance stakeholders. Consequently, it would be useful to solicit direct feedback on this issue, so take a moment to vote in the following poll, the results of which we’ll examine next week:
*such as Chorus America, Early Music America, League of American Orchestras, Opera America, etc.