Even though I hadn't seen Marvin for half a decade, he taught me the most important lessons an artist can learn: Give people what they want in a way you want to give it to them when they want it and don't spend forever making it "perfect."
We hoped that giving our international students the opportunity to learn basic concepts, return home, get frustrated and return to us for another 'dose' three years in a row may help them have a better chance to experiment and learn and change their organizations.
Fundraising is a new concept in Spain; like most European countries, the government has been, by far, the major underwriter of arts programming. But major fiscal challenges facing the nation have forced the government to make substantial cuts to arts funding
We in the arts face major challenges, including, but certainly not limited to, the short-term economic situation in which we all work. But simply suggesting that 'things must change' without giving us concrete proposals is not helpful. What exactly do these people mean by 'old models' anyway?
Francesca Zambello ranks among the world's most prolific opera and musical theater directors. When I caught up with the director last month, she was about to meet with the artistic staff at Washington National Opera, while also preparing to direct Aida.
Many are obsessed with the ethics issues in Washington D.C., and at a recent panel discussion, the question was asked again: Who focuses more on ethics issues in any government -- the public or the press?