New Directions in Arts Administration: Who, What, Why & How New Directions in Arts Administration: Who, What, Why & How

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

- EDT
Arts Consulting: What changed? What is changing? What still needs to change?
Diane Claussen
Diane Claussen
DePaul University, 3C Theatre Partners, Head of Theatre Management/Assistant Professor
Kevin Maifeld
Kevin Maifeld
Seattle University, Founding Director & Professor of the Arts Leadership
Debbie Chinn
Debbie Chinn
Anna Deavere Smith Pipeline Projects, Managing Director
Al Heartley
Al Heartley
ALJP Consulting, Principal

In the last two years, the arts community has experienced widespread shutdowns, layoffs, the Great Resignation, DEI demands and responses, government relief funds, organizations and industry closures and re-openings, new programming models, financial uncertainty and exhaustion. As a result, consultants are conducting searches, researching and predicting sales trends, and audience preferences, offering DEI workshops and more in-depth H.R. trainings, and leading strategic planning processes. A panel of four arts consultants will present the significant changes they are observing and experiencing in their own work and in the field, and share what is inspiring and activating arts consulting requests and practices.