Join Me Today For #artsmgtchat

I’ll be appearing today at 2:00pm ET as part of #artsmgtchat to talk about Arts Organization Websites. The brainchild of Ally Yusuf, #artsmgtchat’s goal is to bring together a community of creative, unique and passionate arts & cultural management professionals, advocates, educators and artists. To follow the conversation, you can use TweetChatTwebevent, or your favorite Twitter service provider. If you are new to Twitter chats, please check #artsmgtchat’s Twitter Chat 101 guide.


Follow artsmgtchat and Host Drew McManus (@adaptistration) for questions.


Friday, June 29 at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern (6:00 p.m. GMT)


#ArtsMgtChat is a weekly Twitter chat that takes place on Fridays at 2:00PM Eastern time.


Arts Organization Websites: start at the beginning


You can use TweetChat, Twebevent or your favorite Twitter provider to follow the discussion. Make sure you use the hashtag #artsmgtchat to be included in the discussion.

Update; 2:35pm CT: what a terrific experience. Many thanks to Ally for inviting me to host today’s chat and keep an eye out soon for the transcrript at And here’s a tweet about the chat’s stats:

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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