Orchestras Feeding America
Artistic Vibrancy Self Reflection Tool
A self reflection tool for the performing arts sector. (from the Australia Council for the Arts)
Defining Artistic Vibrancy
A discussion paper for the major performing arts sector. (from the Australia Council for the Arts)
News and articles from Sametz Blackstone Associates
Timely features on branding, fundraising, development, and much more.
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A recent Wallace Foundation conference gathered arts organizations that are responding creatively to the challenges of a difficult economic climate and building their audiences by using market research, re-branding, and drawing audience-building lessons from other sectors such as professional sports.
Lucia Brawley Speech
Lucia Brawley delivers the keynote address at the biennial Music Educators Symposium at the Yale School of Music.
A Strong Brand is Essential to Successâand Possibly Survival
In difficult economic times, a strong brand is no longer a luxury, or “nice-to-have” for cultural organizations—it’s a necessity
This reprint is excerpted from an article that originally appeared in The Voice of Chorus America, December 2008. By Brandon Walsh and Roger Sametz
Audience Motivation Research Project
This project seeks to uncover and pinpoint the deepest motivators, inhibitors, and other factors influencing attendance at classical orchestral concerts.
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The Kids Play Great. But That Music . . .
A humorous description of a parent's experience attending a child's school concerts
Three Rs Are Essential, but Don't Forget the A -- the Arts
Elliot Eisner describes the lessons that the arts teach