If You’re Looking For Greener Pastures, Now Is A Good Week

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For whatever reason, there was a flood of job listings at ArtsAdminJobs.com this week. 14 so far and only four of those were internships. Two were Featured Listings and the rest cover everything for orchestra gigs to Choral, Academic, Festival, Theater, Dance, PAC, and Opera sectors. You’ll find opportunities in San Antonio, Palm Beach, San Diego, Seattle, LA,  St. Louis, Sarasota, Hudson, Salt Lake City, and New york City. Here are …

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AFM-EPF Drops the Hammer

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While it comes as no surprise, the recent announcement from the American Federation of Musicians and Employers’ Pension Fund (AFM-EPF) heralding massive cuts to member benefits is sure to bring more than its fair share of angst among AFM members who are part of the plan. While the plan has to be approved by the US Treasury Department before it goes into effect, the 1/7/2020 edition of The New York Times …

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What Good Is Cultural Diplomacy If We’re Willing To Target Culture?

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There’s an excellent commentary article by Philip Kennicott in the 1/6/2020 edition of the Washington Post that examines the unrest following statements from President Trump about his intent to order the US Armed Forces to attack cultural sites inside Iran should tensions continue to escalate. While there are no shortage of commentary decrying the position, Kennicott does an excellent job providing broader historic context and trends inside the US military and …

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Examining The LA Opera’s Pilot Program To Put Opera Into Popular Media Culture Part 2

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Over the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons, the Los Angeles (LA) Opera implemented a program to promote opera to the general public by placing opera and opera-related stories and images in popular television, film, and other entertainment media. The program came about thanks to an Opera America’s Building Opera Audiences grant. Part 1 in this series examined the program’s scope and implementation and today’s installment will focus on what the LA Opera …

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Examining The LA Opera’s Pilot Program To Put Opera Into Popular Media Culture Part 1

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In 2014, I served as an adjudicator for an Opera America grant panel. One of the grant recipients was the Los Angeles (LA) Opera, which used the funding to initiate a pilot program to put opera into popular media culture. At the time, it was an ambitious and intriguing program. Here’s how the organization described the program in their grant proposal: LA Opera seeks to pilot a program to more heavily …

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