arts leadership

Data skills are critical for future leaders

Sherry Wagner-Henry shares what data training can be found in the Bolz Center for Arts Administration coursework.

We need more arts data skills

In this arts data blog salon article, Brea M. Heidelberg - arts management educator, consultant, and researcher - makes a case for more research training in arts administration. 

For the Love of Data

Guest post by Kathryn Heidemann, Carnegie Mellon University

D-A-T-A. Data, once considered a four-letter word in the creative industries, has since come to embrace the minds (and even the hearts) of arts managers, artists, and audiences across the creative ecosystem.

Got data. Got data skills?

Guest blog salon this week: Is the arts field training leaders with the skills to collect and analyze the data we need to make informed decisions and advance our work?

The most valuable research tool you’re not using… yet

Guest post by Jill Robinson, President and CEO of TRG Arts

“How do we stack up?”

Everyone is curious about how their arts organization compares with others like them. There’s really not been a good place to find that information, though.

Until now.

Los Angeles on the Rise

Guest Post by Laura Zucker, Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission

Los Angeles was the fastest moving large city in National Center for Arts Research’s newest Arts Vibrancy Index, up to fifth place from its position in ninth place last year.  What has put us on such a fast trajectory?

Why Is Kansas City the Most Vibrant Arts City of All?

Guest Post by Bruce W. Davis, President and CEO, ArtsKC

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, where is the most culturally vibrant place to have a ball? Kansas City of course. I moved to Kansas City from the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay area for a reason. Great things are happening in the Kansas City region. It has world class art and world class sports.

What makes Breckenridge an arts vibrant community?

In an era of declining investment in the arts, our small town high in the Colorado mountains is going out of its way to embrace arts and culture—building up our existing cultural organizations, giving voice to little-known artistic visionaries, and styling contemporary new festivals to breathe life into our creative culture.