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Art…and the Stagnant Business of Art (an EALS Post)

What happens when an arts organization’s business model no longer works? Well, as with the metaphor of the shark, it must continue to move forward or it will die. For decades, the arts organization model has remained largely unchallenged, because there was no reason to challenge it. It almost served as a microcosm of “The American […]

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Achievement Gap Exposed in New Arts Education Report (An EALS Post)

Two major arts education studies were released this past week, the FRSS 10-year comparison and the Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth, a 12-year longitudinal study. When these studies are married, their effectiveness as a tool for advocacy becomes undeniably clear. While the FRSS will get much of the press because U.S. Secretary of Education […]

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It’s Time for a New Database… (An EALS Post)

I work for a nonprofit organization where my title is the incredibly glamorous “Administrative Assistant and Database Coordinator.” Sometimes when talking myself up I like to say I’m the “Database Manager” as it sounds slightly more important. A couple months ago, my management was questioned when on a development call with the board chair the […]

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