So many organizations complain that they can’t get new audiences. A panel of their own audience sat down recently to talk to them. Here is what they said.
Understanding who is driving the artistic choices as well as to how they fit into an overall organizational artistic vision is important both for continuity and stability.
It is a given for just about any nonprofit that attracting, retaining and upgrading patrons is the name of the game. Afterall, if an organization produces great art and there is no one in the hall to see it is it still great art? An organization's marketing plan is crucial to operations.
It is a fact of life that people change jobs. Whether it is for professional growth or other reasons, organizations are facing more job transitions as a result of the improving economy.
If you aren't holding your technology accountable then you are missing an opportunity to grow your business. In fact, your technology could very well be hurting your business. So how do you evaluate your technology?
Frankly, the sheer volume of the posts just on my page makes my heart drop. Artists that have been my mentors, colleagues, and friends over the years have posted. Behind those "Me too" posts are stories, sometimes a single incident, sometimes a pattern of harassment and in some case abuse that has been a part of the arts for far too long.
In 2014 consumers spent nearly $3.2 billion to attend opera. After adjusting for inflation, that spending was 3.5 times greater than it was in 2000.
What drives your organization's success? Do you understand the processes that get you to the results you need? If not, spending more time on process and less on results will lead to sustainable success and a continuous learning environment for your organization.
Consumers are increasingly being pushed for time. They are pushing back against organizations that don't adapt to their demands. How can arts organizations adapt to these new time demands?
Increasingly opera companies are turning to the very artists that perform on their stages for assistance in running their organizations.While these artists are focusing their talents on providing artistic consultation still others are using their talents to improve an organization's bottom line. David Walker is one such artist who has transitioned from the operatic stage to the Managing Director at Palm Beach Opera.