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The Importance of Full-Year Financial Forecasts

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.26.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

At a time when financial health has become so precarious for too many arts organizations, it is a cause of concern that a great many arts organizations do not take one important precaution: they do not forecast year end results periodically throughout the fiscal year.

Questions for the Future of the Arts

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.21.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Are we witnessing a major transition in the arts from regional organizations to fewer mega-organizations with the sophistication to mount large scale productions, to market them well and to raise large sums of money?

A Most Unstable Summer

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.24.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Virtually every American arts organization is dealing with the residual effects of several years of deep recession, but many of my international Fellows are dealing with far more difficult and dangerous situations.