During this current global crisis, I find it increasingly important to share perspectives that can help those of us involved in all aspects of the arts to sustain our work and consider opportunities to continue our efforts. I recently was impressed by the CI to EYE podcast interview that Erik Gensler conducted with Brett Egan, president of the Devos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland.
In his role as president of the Devos Institute of Arts Management, Brett provides planning and training services for arts and culture organizations in the United States and around the world. He specializes in strategic planning; succession planning; capital campaigns; annual fundraising; fundraising campaigns; community-based practice; human resource development; board development; and institutional and programmatic marketing.
I highly encourage you to listen to this podcast interview that Erik conducted with Brett, in which they discuss the seven clear steps arts leaders should consider when institutions are being put to the ultimate test—the current pandemic. Brett also shares guidance about fundraising, marketing, programming, and leadership during this unprecedented time. Here is the link to the interview.
I am excited that leaders of our field are sharing innovative thinking about how to survive the current crisis and look beyond the pandemic. Whenever I run across pertinent information, I will continue to share with the readers of Arts & Culture Connections as we travel this challenging journey together.
Please take care—stay sane, stay safe, stay sanitized. And I hope you will utilize this time to continue brainstorming ideas for opportunities to create equity, diversity, inclusion and access to the arts!
As always, I’d love to know what you think. Please share your comments below.