A Brand New Arts Admin Conference Resource

Adaptistration People 055Back in August, I posted something pointing out the arts admin conference resource Ceci Dadisman was building and earlier this week, she announced it is ready from prime time.

As of now, there are 43 entries and she ended up expanding the criteria to include conferences outside the US and those that specialize in specific regions inside the US. In addition to the usual suspects, I was pleased to see a some that were entirely new to me, like Nio Summit and MuseWeb.

According to Dadisman, she’s going to keep this as a living doc so new additions can be made at any time. As such, you’ll want to keep it in your bookmarks and check in every now and then.

Conferences For Arts Administrators

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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