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Reading Room: Careers in the Arts

Reading Room:Careers in the Arts: Who Stays and Who Leaves?
SNAAP Special Report for Spring 2020

By Alexandre Frenette and Timothy J. Dowd

Our research reveals a new class of arts school graduates: “the generalists.” SNAAP survey data have long confirmed the intuition that double majors combining a major in the arts with one outside the arts are less likely to stay in the arts as a career, compared to respondents with only a single arts major. However, much less intuitively, compared to arts-based workers who are more prone to specialization, graduates who expand the number of artistic occupations in which they have worked (what we call “generalists”) are much more likely to stay in the arts.

Source: Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP)

Reading Room: EmcArts Adaptive Arts Leadership Resources

EmcArts Adaptive Arts Leadership Resources

EmcArts’ new online services offer personal reinforcement for your role as a leader, and support for your team or organization to move forward in complexity and confusion.

Over the next two months, we’re offering a variety of free opportunities for individual and organizational support, specifically aimed at helping you move out of disorder and respond meaningfully and adaptively to your situation. Through providing weekly online articles, virtual “office hours,” weekly online sessions, and facilitated network-building, we hope to provide you with the tools you need.

EmcArts Inc. is a social enterprise for learning and innovation in the arts. We serve as a nonprofit intermediary for many arts funders, and as a service organization for the arts field around innovation. We exist to strengthen the capacities and effectiveness of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, serving their needs in the design and management of innovative change, and assisting them in building their adaptive capacity.

Reading Room: Artist as Leader Conversations

Reading Room: Artist as Leader Conversations

Through a series of interviews, the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts invites artists with diverse careers and experiences to reflect on how the creative process has helped them develop attributes of leadership such as vision, empathy, authenticity, persistence, patience, as well as the ability to listen deeply and to empower others.

Reading Room: Ten 2020 Trends that Will Impact the Arts

Reading Room: Ten 2020 Trends that Will Impact the Arts

Americans for the Arts staff put our heads together to come up with 10 big trends that we think are worth paying attention to this year. Some of them you’ll surely already know about — it is an election year, after all! But others may surprise you.

Source: Americans for the Arts

Reading Room: The Case for Arts Integration

The Case for Arts Integration

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) presents “The Case for Arts Integration,” a tool for connecting across campus, outlining the “what,” “why,” and “how” of arts integration. While this book shows how arts integration can function on campus, and its range of impacts, the case it makes is broad and all-encompassing. Each university will want to define what arts integration looks like for them and how it fits into their unique cultural landscape.

Source: a2ru

Reading Room: Presentations from the 2019 Creative Capital Artist Retreat

A central part of the Creative Capital Award, the retreat is an intensive week-long gathering designed to help artists develop their ambitious and forward-thinking new work. The retreat centers around artists presenting their works in progress to a group of experts and supporters from all creative disciplines who can help make their visions a reality. These presentations cover a broad range of genres and subjects, from poetry dedicated to extinct species, a puppet installation imagining the legacy of plastic, to a performance exploring a personal connection to the trans-Atlantic slave trade — all representing a diversity of work by some of the most groundbreaking artists in the country.

Source: Creative Capital