How To Be “That Guy” In Arts Administration

The past several days (months?) have been a trying time but that doesn’t mean things are beyond our control or ability to influence. To that end, efforts like #BlackoutTuesday and #TheShowMustBePaused have garnered a great deal of participation among performing arts organizations. At the same time, it’s good to be honest and to that end, ArtsAdminSay posted a tweet that cuts deep ✅ Change social media profile pic to a b/w …

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Print Vs. Digital Program Book Survey Results

Last week, I asked readers for some feedback on whether they were considering replacing print program books with a digital alternative when concert events start up in the Fall. We had just under 150 responses and the results were fascinating. If concert activity resumes in the Fall, does your organization plan on using print program books? Exactly half of the respondents indicated they weren’t sure what they were going to do. …

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State Of Employment Poll & Review June 1 – 8

After two months of collecting input, trends continue to emerge as shutdowns continue. This week saw an increase in the ratio of arts admin indicating they have furloughed or laid off and after a few weeks of motion toward higher ratios of per-service musicians indicating they were being paid for some cancelled service, that trend lost ground. Weekly Report Administrators continuing their trend toward a larger ratio working reduced hours/pay and …

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