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2012 Fund for the Arts: Association for Canadian Studies in the United States

Feb 8, 2012   //   by Michigan Presenters President   //   News  //  No Comments

ACSUS, with the support of the Government of Canada, is pleased to announce the 2012 competition for the ACSUS Fund for the Arts grant program. The program is designed to stimulate US academic institutions to organize more symposia, roundtables, conferences, public lectures and authors’ appearances in literature, the performing and visual arts, with the aim of promoting Canada through cultural events.

Additional information can be found at http://www.acsus.org/display.cfm?id=274&Sub=311 .

Note: the submission deadline is March 31, 2012.

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Article: Advice to Fundraisers: Go West (and East and South)

Feb 7, 2012   //   by Michigan Presenters President   //   News  //  No Comments

Advice to Fundraisers: Go West (and East and South)

Michael Kaiser, President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Huffingtonpost.com

Several weeks ago I read in a British publication an article about the reasons corporations support arts organizations. The central message of the piece was that corporations support the arts because they benefit from the reflected glory of the arts organization. When the corporation is visibly linked to an organization that is known to produce important art, the corporate brand benefits.

What interested me about the article was how trite it was; the notion that corporations like to be associated with high quality arts events is not new. Every arts manager or student of arts management in this country knows this.

In fact I remember doing an interview on television in the mid-1990s on the same topic. My mother called me after it aired concerned that I would never receive another job (and was liable to be fired from the one I had) because no corporation would sponsor my organization if I was so blatant about their reasons for their support.  Read more

A Postcard from Midwest Arts Conference Co-Chair, Alycia Mack, IMN

Feb 1, 2012   //   by Michigan Presenters President   //   News  //  No Comments
Postcard from our co-chairs
Midwest Arts Conference
Dear Arts Midwesters:

HELLO! As some of you may know, my co-chair, Charlie Robin, and I recently traveled to Grand Rapids, MI, for the 2012 Conference site visit. I didn’t know much about this fine city, but figured any city that delivered us Al Green, the high school years, had to be an amazing place indeed!

I was recently told about a curious feature on the evening news about Grand Rapids’ reaction to being listed by Newsweek as one of America’s top ten dying cities. In protest, the city’s residents got together to create video that simultaneously promoted their fair city, created a stir, and delivered a simply terrific piece of film. It is one continuous shot rolling through the city with more than 5,000 residents lip-syncing to Don McLean’s famous “American Pie” — think a less-gangster version of the Goodfellas shot that Scorsese made famous! There’s a little bit of everything here, from football players and fire trucks to fiery explosions and helicopters, all accompanied by hundreds of guitar-toting residents, strumming along — check it out!

Grand Rapids Video

Sincerely,

Alycia

Alycia Mack of International Music Network and Charlie Robin of Edison Theatre are the co-chairs of the 2012 Midwest Arts Conference.

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Cash, Revenue, Tickets & Future

Jan 24, 2012   //   by Michigan Presenters President   //   News  //  No Comments

Managing Cash

Huffington Post – Michael Kaiser

I spend a great deal of time writing about the imperative for arts organizations to focus on revenue. Adding revenue allows arts organizations to pursue their missions and meet financial obligations.  Yet, unfortunately, it is far easier for boards and staffs to concentrate on expense control as a solution when money is tight.  This is understandable: limiting expenses seems so much more controllable than searching for new revenue especially when the economy sours and many people question whether additional earned and contributed income can be achieved.  More


Who owns my ticket?

The New York Times

At this moment, all over the U.S., consumers are buying tickets to games, concerts and other live events under the impression that they have the right to give away, donate or resell the tickets they purchase. They assume that they can do so whenever and with whomever they wish and (as long as they don’t violate the few remaining laws against scalping) at whatever price they choose. But those consumers may be mistaken. More

Revenue up for Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Green Bay Press-Gazette

For the second consecutive season, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, Wis., saw its net operating revenues increase in 2010-11, this time with a gain of $1.5 million. The PAC released its 2010-11 Annual Report to the Community, which shows the downtown Appleton facility’s financial picture and programming highlights from July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011. More

Conference peers 20 years into Broadway’s future

Yahoo News

What will Broadway be like in 20 years? Will people still come to see shows in 2032? Will actors still be performing live? Will Times Square still be the crossroads of the world? Will “The Phantom of the Opera” still be open? Those and many other questions will likely be mulled over at the inaugural TEDxBroadway, a one-day conference bringing together producers, marketers, entrepreneurs, economists and artists. All will try to imagine what Broadway will be like in two decades. More

Midwest Arts Conference Invitation

Jan 3, 2012   //   by Michigan Presenters President   //   News  //  No Comments

Dear friends in the arts:

 We are very excited that the 25th annual Midwest Arts Conference, the preeminent annual booking and education conference for the Midwest performing arts industry, will be hosted by Grand Rapids, Michigan! The Conference will take place from Wednesday, September 12 through Saturday, September 15, 2012.

 The Conference is attended by nearly 1,000 performing artists, managers, and agents; performing arts presenters/venues; and arts administrators from throughout the United States and beyond. We come together for an educational and motivational four days focused on promoting and presenting live touring performing arts and to share our passion for using creativity to inspire and engage communities.

 2012 Midwest Arts Conference Leadership

We are working closely with 2012 Conference co-chairs Alycia Mack of International Music Network and Charlie Robin of Edison Theatre. We are also pleased to welcome key Michigan arts leaders in our planning process: John Bracey of the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Ken Fischer of University Musical Society, and D. Bryan Jao of Wharton Center for Performing Arts and president of Michigan Non-Profit Presenters Network, all of whom are already providing valuable support and guidance.

 Learn More & Get Involved

Arts Midwest invites you to attend an informational meeting about the Conference in Grand Rapids to learn more about opportunities available through the Midwest Arts Conference and ways you can help. The meeting will take place on Friday, January 13, from 1:00–3:30 p.m. (location in Grand Rapids TBD).

 To attend, please RSVP to Megan Torkelson at megan@artsmidwest.org<mailto:megan@artsmidwest.org> by Friday, December 23. If you’re interested but can’t make the meeting, please let Megan know that too, and we’ll be in touch later in January with details on how you can get involved. Those who sign up to attend the meeting will receive a reminder email with location information in early January.

 Visit http://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/mac for more information about the Midwest Arts Conference.

 Best wishes,

 The Midwest Arts Conference Planning Team:

Angela Urbanz, senior program director

Katherine Reinhardt, program manager

Megan Torkelson, program associate

 

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Despite Recession, Kansas City Opens Glittering New Arts Center

Sep 16, 2011   //   by Michigan Presenters President   //   News  //  No Comments

Despite Recession, Kansas City Opens Glittering New Arts Center
“The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a $326 million concrete-and-glass clamshell overlooking downtown, … was designed by the prominent architect Moshe Safdie and paid for with private donations. The building, people here say, reflects the willingness of Kansas City residents to open their wallets if it means raising the national profile of the city’s arts scene.”  The New York Times 09/16/11

NEA Chief Launches Partnership To Use Arts As Economic Engine

Sep 15, 2011   //   by Michigan Presenters President   //   News  //  No Comments

NEA Chief Launches Partnership To Use Arts As Economic Engine Rocco Landesman “has helped to enlist an unusual consortium of foundations, corporations and federal agencies that will use cultural enterprises to anchor and enliven 34 projects around the country, from a struggling city block in Detroit to a vacant school in East Harlem.” The New York Times 09/15/11

The New Season A new arts season is upon us

Sep 12, 2011   //   by Michigan Presenters President   //   News  //  No Comments

The New Season A new arts season is upon us. Every new season brings excitement and anticipation. Artists, boards, staff, donors, volunteers and our audience…Michael Kaiser blog on Huffington Post 09/12/11

2012 Midwest Arts Conference – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Sep 7, 2011   //   by Michigan Presenters President   //   News  //  No Comments

Exciting news from Minneapolis, MN at the Midwest Arts Conference:  If you don’t already know, the 2012 Midwest Arts Conference will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan from September 12-15, 2012.

Kennedy Center to give away more than 1,200 free tickets to broaden audience for 40th birthday

Sep 6, 2011   //   by Michigan Presenters President   //   News  //  No Comments

Kennedy Center to give away more than 1,200 free tickets to broaden audience for 40th birthday
To celebrate its 40th birthday, the Kennedy Center in Washington is giving away free tickets to every performance taking place in the 2011-2012 season and is starting an effort to reach more young people, military families and underserved groups. People can enter online to win a pair of tickets to a performance. In total, more than 1,200 free tickets will be distributed from a random drawing after the entry period closes Sept. 19. More The Associated Press via The Washington Post

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