With this interview, From the Green Room innaugurates a new series, the Leadership Corner, featuring one-on-one conversations with top leaders in the dance field. Katherine Brown is executive director of New York City Ballet, and in that capacity oversees the management and administrative functions of the ballet and the David H. Koch Theater and manages a budget of approximately $77 million.
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Guidelines for managers on how to deal with tragedy in a dance company setting.
What to tell company members and staff about the death of a colleague? Read these tips shared on how to break untimely and tragic news.
How does an organization plan for a tragedy? You really can’t. You plan for your
organization’s response to one by putting into place the
information, guidelines, training, and materials needed to help company
leadership and staff deal with a most difficult and often chaotic time.
Writer Steve Sucato contacted Sarasota Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Culture Shock Dance Chicago, and Chicago Dance Crash about those company members they lost recently. Their insight and advice may prove useful in preparing your organization for the unthinkable.
Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and you know what that means. It means that we are in the homestretch of the Dance/USA Institute for Leadership Training (DILT) mentorship program. In the spirit of the season, I wanted to share with you the gifts for which I am most thankful.
Hiring a new artistic director can be a daunting task especially if your
organization has had little or no experience in doing so. Where to
begin? Who to involve in the hiring process? What steps to take? These
were some of the questions facing Pennsylvania Ballet, BalletMet
Columbus, and Ballet San Jose recently when they went through the lengthy
process of examining and defining company goals in order to lay the
groundwork for an artistic director’s search. Read on to learn more.
For the first time in a few years, this fall update is not as dire as it has been. Funding proposals for the National Endowment for the Arts are relatively stable and there is no looming fiscal cliff. However, that doesn’t mean that we should take a break on our advocacy. This is a key time to educate our lawmakers about the issues that impact dance and the performing arts as an integral part of moving the needle on policy and legislation. Read on for more on how to do this.
The hows and whys of getting started in planning and building your own artist-driven archive.
Traditionally artists have donated their archival materials to institutional repositories once they reach the final stages of their careers. But with the advent of technology, the change in archival institutions and funding, this model is beginning to shift as more artists see the value of holding onto their collections. Read on to learn why this generation of artists is seeking new ways to preserve their materials and how a few have initiated the process.
Michael Kaiser, the outgoing president of the John F. Kennedy
Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., talks
candidly about the state of the dance field, funding, American dance
challenges and perceptions, and his love of baseball and baking. In
September 2014, he leaves the Kennedy Center to bring the DeVos
Institute of Arts Management to University of Maryland
joining the College of Arts and Humanities’ Clarice Smith Performing
Arts Center, a leading national arts incubator. This is the second part of his conversation with Dance/USA.