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

(Re-Examining) Co-Leadership As An Organizational Model

(Re-Examining) Co-Leadership As An Organizational Model

Given the concerning lack of transition planning for leadership, there is increasing discussion about how general non-profits should adopt a shared leadership model, in some cases citing the example of the performing arts. In the meantime, many performing arts organizations have been moving in the opposite direction consolidating artistic and business management roles into a single person in order to save money. The performing arts model, as well as some of those suggested in the other articles I have linked to, tend to have the roles separated along right brain/left brain responsibilities … Read more

better living through version control

Git With The Program And Don’t Stress When Deleting Stuff

There’s this sinking feeling you get when you delete a file or revise something you’ve been writing and forget to save. It’s like, “Wait, what did I just click OK about?” The system asks you if you are sure and you get so used to clicking OK, that you just do. That’s when you realize you just agreed that your hard work can be safely deleted forever. Maybe you immediately open Google and try find someone that knows how to recover lost work. Sometimes you get lucky and find a link like … Read more

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