Category Archive: Arts Funding

San Diego Opera, again…

In my piece “Opera: ‘I’m Not Dead’” post, i mentioned a guest post at Bill Eddins Sticks and Drones guest blog by Viswa Subarraman, conductor and Artistic Director of the Skylight Music Theatre… Continue reading

Orchestra 990 Database Project

I’d been meaning to blog about this especially given how often those of us who blog or talk about arts organizations and finances discuss economic issues in the field, but as a last… Continue reading

Creativity, Craftmanship, and Copying

Michael Rushton’s recent post says some wonderful things about the problem of focusing on either Creativity or Quantification. Creativity is a wonderful thing, but successful songwriters, playwrights, poets, video game designers and chefs,… Continue reading

Death of the Musical Long Tail

An intriguing piece about the growing disparity of recorded music revenue popped up a couple days ago at the Music Industry Blog.  The post is based on a consulting report, The Death of… Continue reading

Subsidizing Sports or Subsidizing the Arts

This! Fair treatment for writers and artists is an even more difficult matter, which will ultimately require a major change in how we think about support for the arts. Fortunately, however, we already… Continue reading

How Academia (and the Arts) Resembles a Drug Gang

Originally posted on Alexandre Afonso:
In 2000, economist Steven Levitt and sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh published an article in the Quarterly Journal of Economics about the internal wage structure of a Chicago drug gang.…

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