Sunday, November 8, 2009

November 08, 2009

BITS & PIECES - RANDOM THOUGHTS & LINKS

Hello everyone.

"And the beat goes on................”


BITS & PIECES: Random thoughts, and links of the past week. And upcoming posts.


INTERVIEW WITH NEA CHAIR ROCCO LANDESMAN:

If all goes as planned, I will be doing an interview with NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman on the occasion of his first 100 days in office. In part because of the rise again of the partisan nature of politics, and because much of the culture of the nonprofit arts sector is new to Mr. Landesman, he has already found himself embroiled in some minor controversies . He has also adopted some posturing which many in the sector applaud. His plate is already full and all eyes are on the new Chairman.

There are lots of questions that come to mind for me to ask of the Chairman – many suggested by the participant comments on the NEA Forum on this blog last month. But I thought I would see if any of you have any question you would like me to ask.
If you have a question for me to pose to Chairman Landesman, please email it to me no later than Monday, November 16th.

MORE BAD MOON RISING:
 

Alas, a study released last week by the Foundation Center predicts a further 10% + cut in available foundation funds for 2010. As many have been warning for months, next year is likely to be worse for many organizations than was this year.

MICHAEL KAISER ON DIVERSITY:
 

Kennedy Center chief chimes in on in the arts on the Huffington Post.

GOOD MAGAZINE’S WOOSTER COLLECTIVE: 

Some really interesting and fun connections to contemporary art via Good Magazine’s Wooster Collective.

THAILAND’S BID TO CASH IN ON CREATIVITY:
 

The Thai government considers the creative economy concept and explores the Creative Industries approach.

UPCOMING ON THE BLOG:
  • Exit Interview with Moy Eng as she transitions from her post as Director of the Performing Arts Program of the Hewlett Foundation.
  • An “Arts Blogger Roundtable” – a panel of those who write some of the best blogs directed at the nonprofit arts sector discussing what they do and why they do it.
  • Year End Observations – I again ask arts leaders from across the country to share their insights and observations about what lies ahead for our field in 2010.

Have a great week.


Don’t Quit.

Barry


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