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Things have changed, to say the least. The arts field is resizing, recombining, rethinking. Gone are the days of long term subscribers and reliable audiences. Arts organizations must become more flexible, adaptive, and nimble to survive and thrive in today's world. Arts managers must engage, adapt, and innovate. Great management invites creativity. Vibrant artistry welcomes strong management. Managing Arts Organizations can help. In Managing Arts Organizations, David Andrew Snider provides a playbook for navigating arts management in this new era and seeks to inspire a new generation of arts managers. Each chapter is focused on a specific topic, with principles, stories, exercises, advice, and best practices related to that topic. The appendix includes eight case studies, each illuminating issues in arts management via a real world scenario or organization. These narratives will enhance the reader's understanding of topics including financial management, marketing, programming, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts, and accessibility across multiple disciplines. An instructor's manual is available for professors who adopt the book as a required textbook.
About the Author
David Andrew Snider has more than 25 years of experience as a director, educator, producer and administrator. Currently the executive & artistic director of the Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education in Cambridge, NY, David has launched several new artistic and education programs on the campus of Hubbard Hall, greatly expanded the company's outreach to the community, and established the company's first ever major endowment fund. Prior to Hubbard Hall, David served as the director of artistic programming at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, DC, where he directed all artistic programming and season planning, oversaw all new work development, and commissioned a wide array of artists, including commissions to Lynn Nottage for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat and Lawrence Wright for Camp David. As the producing artistic director and CEO of Young Playwrights' Theater, David established partnerships and developed projects with the White House, the Kennedy Center, and the Smithsonian Institution, while building nationally-recognized programs, a resident company of high profile artists, and a series of award-winning community-based projects. David received the Meyer Foundation's $100,000 Exponent Award for visionary leadership of a nonprofit, the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and the Hands On Greater DC Cares' Essence of Leadership Award. David is a directing fellow of the Drama League of New York, a past president of the League of Washington Theatres, a member of Leadership Greater Washington and a National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Fellow. David received his MFA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts and his BA in English Literature/Russian language from Dickinson College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. In addition to his position at the Hubbard Hall Center, David is currently a lecturer in the arts administration program at Skidmore College.
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