Are You On The Launch List Yet?

ArtsHacker.com is on track for an early December launch and if you aren’t one of the nearly 300 who have already signed up for the official release notice, you can rectify that in less than a minute. The ArtsHacker contributors are getting the first round of articles in and they are all looking fantastic (you just might get a sneak peek by signing up for the launch notice so hintidy hint hint).

Speaking of the contributors, here’s our official list of ArtsHackers:

  • Andy Campbell
  • Ceci Dadisman
  • Jonathan Eifert
  • David J Loehr
  • Sarah Marczynski
  • Phil Paschke
  • Joe Patti
  • Samantha Teter
  • Kim Witman

In addition to signing up for the launch notice, you can connect via Twitter and Facebook where you can leave a question or topic suggestion for one of the ArtsHackers.

signup for the ArtsHacker launch notice

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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