Sharing The Secret

Sharing The Secret

There is a poem by Denise Levertov, “The Secret,” that addresses so many of the anxieties and hang ups that both artists and potential audiences have about art. I feel like the poem should be handed out at performances, museum galleries, literature classes, intro to [insert arts discipline] classes in order to reassure people of their ability to have an authentic and valid experience. You can read the full text for yourself, but I wanted to share some excerpts. “The Secret” Denise Levertov Two girls discover the secret of life in a … Read more

When To Clap & What To Wear: Two Remarkably Practical Guides You Can Use

When To Clap & What To Wear: Two Remarkably Practical Guides You Can Use

Chattanooga Symphony & Orchestra concertmaster Holly Mulcahy has been on a tear as of late by tackling two of the most difficult questions arts orgs (especially classical music groups) encounter on a regular basis: when to clap and what to wear. Mulcahy addresses each in separate posts at her blog, Neo Classical, and unlike the typical examination of these well-worn topics, she provides a wealth of useful insight geared far more toward making patrons feel comfortable in their own skin and far more likely to have a good experience. As arts administrations … Read more

Its Like Google Alerts…On Steroids

With the current media landscape including so much more than just newspapers and magazines, I often find it difficult to keep up with who is talking about my organization and where.  We all use Google Alerts but they don’t catch everything.  Most of us use some sort of social media program that can show when people mention us but these are rarely comprehensive (think Hootsuite, TweetDeck, etc.). Enter Mention.com.  I recently found Mention and really love it.  It gathers everything from all over the web, including blog posts, social media, and traditional … Read more

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