Have You Subscribed To ArtsMail Yet?

Adaptistration People 054Ever since Thomas Cott retired his newsletter, arts admins have been looking for a good replacement. To that end, #ArtsMarketingMaven, Ceci Dadisman, recently launched ArtsMail which she describes as “a weekly email digest chock-full of useful information for arts administrators. The content is curated by arts marketer (and admitted arts administration nerd) Ceci Dadisman. Each week, you can expect everything from news about what is going on in our industry to more tactical information and how-tos.

It’s a combination of a few other digests she operated and the new format has really hit its stride and does a great job at filling the space Cott’s former service occupied. One difference is in addition to the similar type of content, there’s a section devoted to tactical, implementation focused content.

If you aren’t already subscribed, head over to the signup page and get on the list.

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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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