The cherry blossoms are blooming and with that, a sign that the bi-yearly wave of arts and cultural centers galas and benefit’s are arriving in time for the festive spring season. Arts galas, or spring flings, happenings, parties, award shows, benefits, or whatever you want to call them—are the major fundraiser event of the year for institutions and typically honors their programs, artists, and prime supporters.Read More
Spring clean all areas of your life and start with your career! From hiring tips to creating inclusion and learning how to disagree—our READ section is full of wisdom to start anew. If the image of Notre Dame ablaze is still hanging over you, head over to The Met for an informal program on the great cathedral in GO and for APPLY, be sure to check out the Play Company’s Arts Administration Fellowship.
Finally, Gala season is upon us and because often arts galas and affordability do not go hand in hand—we’ve created a round-up of springtime benefit’s just for emerging arts professionals and highlighted the pros and cons of splurging on a ticket. Read our new article, Springtime Gala Season on a Budget.Read More
While preparing this Arts Weekly, we actually laughed out loud at the brilliant TED Talk by Shawn Achor (see below). Not only did it cause a profound re-thinking around the concepts of happiness and success, but it also made us grateful that we work in an industry where it’s easy to find passion and joy through our love of arts. No matter how difficult our industry can be. Another Read this week is looking at how we need to re-think arts management courses and what curriculum changes should happen. Go to a mix of career development, earth day celebrations, and Dante readings this week. And lastly, Apply this time features two great professional development opportunities. Here we go, another week and another chance to find the happy secret to better work!Read More
The only thing we love more than this past glorious spring weekend are all the messages of support and guidance from today’s Arts Weekly. From the-not-surprising but still gratifying to hear statistic released by a new NEA report that says arts-based economic development has been shown to be responsible for more than 600,000 jobs and $67.5 billion in economic activity in rural communities to pros and CEOs dishing weekend tips for mastering a strong work week, our Reads section will give you fuel to stay motivated and centered. Get ready for Earth Day with Women of Culture’s conversation on art and the environment in Go, plus opportunities for museum educators, registrars, and more in Apply. Now off to a new week of getting after your goals and promise us, you’ll take a lunch outside if possible!Read More