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Director of the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts and Culture

January 19, 2012

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I would like to make it official. As February 3, 2012 I will be leaving my current position as Fundraising Manager with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.  In March, I will be joining Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania where I will be serving as the Director of the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts and Culture (MIAC).  The role […]

Where Are The Arts Managers? Really?

January 19, 2012

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Where Are The Arts Managers?  is the title of and article I recently read in Art& Seek a North Texas arts publication (January 11, 2012).  The article discussed recent leadership turnover in ten arts organizations and their struggle in finding suitable replacements.  I was actually surprised by this.  Often we hear of older arts leaders staying too long […]

Arts Participation, or What is Old is New Again

January 4, 2012

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This weekend I read the new report commissioned by the James Irvine Foundation entitled Getting In On the Act: How Arts Groups are Creating Opportunities for Active Participation conducted by WolfBrown. “It draws insights from more than 100 nonprofit arts groups and other experts in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. The report presents a new model for […]

What Happens After the Recession?

December 15, 2011

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In The Huffington Posts series on the recession’s impact on culture, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ President Michael Kaiser offers his voice and wisdom on the subject.  He begins by stating that, “while this recession is certainly having an impact, I believe it gets a disproportionate share of the blame for the problems […]