There’s A New Inside The Arts Author Coming In 2016

Shortly after it was launched in November, 2007, Inside The Arts grew include a several new culture blogs in the space of a few years and over that time, some of the outlets have welcomed new authors but we haven’t seen a brand new blog since 2011. That’s going to change in 2016.

New Inside The Arts Author

I’m pleased to announce that Inside The Arts will have a brand new outlet featuring a brand new author on (or about) Monday, February 1, 2016. We’re currently in the process of finalizing the title, about content, etc. so you’ll have to keep an eye out for clues throughout the month, but what I can say is I’m very excited about the blog’s direction and the author’s perspective. And speaking of the new author, I can also say s/he is located in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, but that’s the only clue for today (feel free to toss out any guesses in a comment).

Inside The Arts was founded as a gateway to a behind-the-scenes look into the world of performing arts and it has been an ongoing pleasure to provide these platforms for some of the most insightful and diverse group of professionals who make their living immersed in the world of performing arts. Over the years, each outlet has risen in popularity and influence with several developing a large and dedicated readership so it’s exciting to get back to the roots of starting up a new outlet.

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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