Today’s Your Last Chance To Sign Up For The ARTS MOVE POLICY (AMP): Arts + Technology Webinar

Today is the final day to sign up for the Arts Alliance Illinois’ ARTS MOVE POLICY (AMP): Arts + Technology webinar on Thursday April 18, 2019 from 12:30-2:00pm CT. I’ll be taking part in the webinar to present material about what arts orgs should be doing to prepare for the post net-neutrality era.

Thanks to the generosity of The Joyce Foundation and the Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation, registration is free of charge.

This webinar is part of their larger AMP series, which take a deeper dive into topics as they intersect with the arts. Previous topics include Arts + Immigration and Arts + Civic Engagement while this session focuses on Arts + Technology.

Session Description

Whether making, distributing, or marketing creative work, technology is indispensable to artists. We are in the middle of significant change in technology policies that impact the creative sector. Will the recent rollback of net neutrality push your content to the bottom of the search pile? How will changes in wireless technology regulations affect your theatre or orchestra?

Learn about these issues and more as we make complex but impactful policy issues easier to understand and give you opportunities for action. Featured speakers include Drew McManus of Venture Industries Online and the blog Adaptistration, Laurie Baskin of Theatre Communications Group, and staff of The Chicago Center for Arts & Technology.


About Arts Alliance Illinois

The organization’s mission is to build the vitality of communities statewide through service and advocacy, thereby generating resources for the cultural sector and creative industries.

With more than 46,000 network members, 25,000 active subscribers, and hundreds of Alliance member organizations, the Alliance is the largest statewide arts advocacy network in the country. By driving change within the creative sector, our work is critical to the statewide arts and culture landscape.

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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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