Hey, I’ve Emerged. Where’s My Cake?

ArtsHacker Samantha Teter published a post on 3/18/2015 that has been extraordinarily popular post that harnesses her post-emerging professional arts manager knowledge on how other post-emerging professional arts managers can stay sharp and acquire new skills.

Adaptistration People 115It doesn’t take long in this field to wake up one day and realize you’re no longer the shiny new entry level staffer and that’s just about the same time you realize that most resources out there are geared toward those shiny new entry level folks and there’s little to be found for those who are beginning to feel the grind.

To that end, Teter wastes no time getting right to the point.

So how do I, as a no-longer-emerging female arts leader in mid-career get the skills and experience to take arts marketing to the next level, especially on a limited budget and with limited staff?

You’ll have to check out the article to discover the six points she uses to answer that question; so what are you waiting for?

Read Emerging Arts Leaders 10 Years Later…Now What?

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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