Red Pill/Blue Pill: Effective Data Driven Decision Making

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, me and my fellow ArtsHacker, Ceci Dadisman, enjoyed an opportunity to present a session titled Red Pill/Blue Pill: Effective Data Driven Decision Making to the 37th Annual Association of Arts Administration Educators Conference. We had a great deal of fun and the session was well received. Since we’re all about the share here at ArtsHacker, we wanted to make the Google Slides available to all. As has been the case for the past few new conference sessions we’ve put together, this slide deck contains copious and detailed … Read more

Breaking Up With Adobe

Breaking Up With Adobe

It’s not you, Adobe. It’s me. You see, I am a long time Adobe software user. I started using the institutional licenses in school at the University of Missouri, and Adobe Creative Suite 3 was one of the first pieces of “pro” software I ever purchased. After CS6, when Adobe moved to the Creative Cloud subscription plans, I was torn. On one hand, it was going to be expensive. On the other hand, I used this software an awful lot, and I always got excited about new features when they became available. … Read more

With Great Research Comes Great Responsibility

With Great Research Comes Great Responsibility

One of the more positive developments in the last decade or so has been the increased investment in research about factors that impact arts and cultural organizations.  Even better news, in the last few years those assembling that information have started organizing the data and formatting it so that it is much easier to read and understand. The 2017 iteration of the Culture Track study we recently wrote about is one example. Instead of dense sections of text, information has been broken up into smaller segments and are accompanied by visualizations that … Read more

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