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Introducing Blogger Shane D. Hudson

Posted by Shane Hudson, Nov 18, 2008 1 comment

I’m Shane D. Hudson, one of the bloggers that Barry mentioned last week. I’m excited to get started, and I thought I’d begin by introducing myself and talk a little about the perspective I will bring to this blog.

I am currently the associate director of Development for PlayMakers Repertory Company at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I recently relocated to my home state after living in Boston for 14 years. I moved to Boston to study theatre at Emerson College where received a BFA in Performing Arts Management.

In Boston, I served as general manager and regional marketing director for Blue Man Group and concurrently as theater manager for the historic Charles Playhouse. I was also very involved with the non-profit theatre community in Boston, serving as executive director of StageSource, the Alliance of Theater Artists and Producers. I then spent almost a decade on the StageSource Board of Directors.

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Asking the unpopular question—is there just too much art?

Posted by Chad Bauman, Nov 17, 2008 4 comments

The economic crisis is starting to trickle down to arts organizations all over the nation. Recent casualties of the crisis include Opera Pacific, Milwaukee Shakespeare Festival, and several Broadway shows. To adjust for the weakening economy, planned productions have been abandoned at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Washington National Opera, the New York City Opera and even at the seemingly untouchable Metropolitan Opera. Not to mention the St. Louis Museum of Art postponing its $125 million expansion or the Shakespeare Theatre missing its gala goal by $300,000.

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Members Voices now in ARTSblog.

Posted by Graham Dunstan, Nov 14, 2008 2 comments

Back in September a request went out to the Americans for the Arts membership looking for volunteers to share their thoughts on ARTSblog year round. I am happy to introduce you to twelve members that will be blogging a couple times a month on arts issues of concern to them, their organizations, and their community.  Of course you are invited and encouraged to comment, question, and otherwise interact with them and the greater arts community on those issues.

The bloggers range from those that have their own blogs, which you may be familiar with, to those that have never blogged before. We have tried to get a good mix of art forms, for profit, non profit, consultant, various parts of the country, etc.  All have a passion for the arts of course, and want to share that passion with all of you.

So without further ado, here are the twelve. You can begin looking for their postings as early as next week.

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DINE AROUND

Posted by Julianne Brienza, Nov 12, 2008 0 comments

Hey,
Last night I went on a dine-around which focused on Email Marketing. I had not gone on a dine-around the other two nights they were offered. The whole thing idea of a dine -around felt a little forced….but whoa…the discussion we all had! These mere two and half hours the nine of us spent in a completely empty restaurant in Houston was exactly why I came to this conference.

We talked about everything from email marketing to human resources. Everyone was cool, intelligent and helped me with questions I had – but did not have the right people around me to ask.

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