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The Most Creative People in Arts Administration Nomination Deadline: Wed, 11/09/16

nominate-someoneThe response we’ve had to The Most Creative People in Arts Administration program at ArtsHacker.com has been tremendous. The quantity, sincerity, and sheer diversity across arts fields among those submitted has been fabulous.

But time is running out! You only have until next Wednesday to submit your nomination.

If you’re new to the program, our goal is to highlight the professionals working at arts organizations and their inspired projects which further the mission of their organization and the arts in their community and beyond. Let’s recognize and foster creativity along with the development of new ideas.

If you want your nomination to get a leg up, I strongly recommend making sure your submission focuses on clear project in addition to overall organizational contributions for your nominee.

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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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