Americans For The Arts Releases Overview Of Candidate Positions

With elections only a few days away, Americans for the Arts released their official analysis of the presidential candidates’ arts policy positions. This guide is made available along with their 2012 Congressional Arts Report Card.

Given the popularity of the 2012 Elections and the Arts Poll and the numbers of respondents indicating they feel a candidate’s position on arts and arts education funding to be important or very important, readers should find the two reports not only interesting but useful.

[ilink url=”http://artsactionfund.org/pages/congressional-report-card”]Visit the 2012 congressional Report Card Page[/ilink]

[ilink url=”http://artsactionfund.org/page/-/Obama-Romney%20Records.pdf” style=”download”]Download the 2012 Presidential Candidates Arts Positions Guide (pdf)[/ilink]

Americans for the Arts 2012 Presidential Candidates Arts Positions Guide
Americans for the Arts 2012 Presidential Candidates Arts Positions Guide

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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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