It’s that time of year and even though we’re eyeball deep in the age of anxiety, one odd byproduct is it makes the whole resolution thing that much more straightforward.
To that end, one simple thing all stakeholders can resolve is making a conscious effort to be more empathetic to one another.
Now, let’s look at stakeholder specific resolutions:
- I resolve not to willfully misrepresent the opinions and positions of other stakeholders to board members.
- I resolve to perform a ruthlessly efficient unconscious bias check in my decision-making process.
- I resolve to explore meaningful win-win opportunities to improve musician involvement instead of simply asking them to do more for the same pay.
Administrators & Staffers
- I resolve to become positively engaged in key musician overscale negotiations.
- I resolve to make gender equality and diversity a meaningful priority in programming and hiring decisions.
- I resolve to read the entire collective bargaining agreement, not just the parts about auditions and artistic review…then do it again.
- I resolve, as a committee member, to learn how to properly identify user profiles and create compelling messaging based on those recipients instead of regurgitating the same old talking points.
- As a union member, I resolve to act on making sure substitutes receive equal pay for equal workbecause without them, my job wouldn’t exist.
- When serving on a committee, I resolve to remember that my job is to represent my colleagues instead of using my position as a vehicle to advance my own agendas.
You’re already awesome. Carry on.
You’re awesome too. Having said that, there are a few resolutions that would make your concert experience even better.
- I resolve to demand gender equality and diversity in programming and not complain to the administration if a program doesn’t have at least two works from Mahler, Beethoven, Berlioz, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Ravel, Dvořak, Sibelius, or Prokofiev.
- I resolve to bring no less than four friends to a concert who have never been to a concert before or attend infrequently.
Here’s to making 2020 the best year ever for live performing arts organizations!