Guest Blogger Gwydion Suilebhan


STRATEGIC DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS: A SEVEN-STEP PRIMER By Gwydion Suilebhan There’s something about technology—let’s admit it—that feels a bit alien to many of us who work at arts organizations. We don’t want to think about what’s involved in making our email work, or keeping our subscriber databases uncorrupted, or ensuring that the phone lines stay open. We just want someone else to read what we want directly from our …

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Yet Another Ultimatum In Louisville

UPDATES: 10:40am CT, Musicians Reject Offer | 11:00am CT, Management’s “Final” offer letter leaked – According to an article by Elizabeth Kramer in the 10/20/2011 of the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Louisville Orchestra (LO) has issued one more variation in a string of “final” offers to its musicians for a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Based on Kramer’s report, it looks pretty much like all of their previous offers.

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The Cost Of Ownership

One of the aspects I don’t write about much is the consulting work performed on both sides of the management/musician fence with individual overscale contracts. It is actually fascinating work, right from the biggest budget principal contracts through the smaller budget groups. So when the folks at the Strad contacted me to ask if I had any article ideas for their upcoming “money” issue, I said yes; yes I do.

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Is Philly Still Competitive? Let's Examine Some Numbers

Among the largest budget orchestras, one of the most competitive issues is the ability to attract and retain the very best talent and perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the primary components in that equation is base wages. So I thought it would be helpful to take a look at what sort of impact the recent Philadelphia Orchestra concessionary agreement has on the big budget orchestra competition landscape.

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Your Website Is Ugly!

Maybe your website is ugly, maybe it isn’t but today’s title is actually the title of the National Arts Marketing Project Conference session that is the brainchild of Ceci Dadisman, Palm Beach Opera Director of Marketing & PR. In addition to my other activities at the conference, I’m honored to have been asked to sit in on the session as a panelist alongside David Dombrosky and Kimberly Clark.

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