Trending Articles

Friends of SOAR

For great posts about the business of art, check out The Artsy Shark HERE!
ArtistsBillofRights.org reviews competitions and appeals seeking creative content, listing those that respect your copyrights and highlighting those that don't. Art Matters! publishes calls to artists, and not all of them may be compliant with ABoR's standards. Visit their site to learn more.
We support the Embedded Metadata Manifesto.  Metadata is information such as copyright notice and contact info you can embed in your images to protect your intellectual property, save time when uploading to social sites and promote your art. Click to visit the site and learn more.

Local Arts Classroom Meets the Graduate School Experience

I enrolled in an arts management graduate program with plans of pursuing a leadership position within a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to enhancing community engagement in contemporary art and craft. Community-based art centers had made a powerful impact on my own artistic and personal development, and I wanted to contribute to that field in a […]

Continue reading Local Arts Classroom Meets the Graduate School Experience

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 […]

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

Making Adjustments: The Art of Decision Making

Recently, the Emerging Leaders of Mobile were given the task to receive a performance critique. The goal was to find a skill that needs improvement and to gain motivation to strengthen it. I consider myself lucky, because I couldn’t have better bosses. While for some, asking for a performance critique can be intimidating, I have […]

Continue reading Making Adjustments: The Art of Decision Making

Group Therapy in the Arts: The Mega Church Model

The Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL has an annual weekly attendance of 24,000 people. It’s what is referred to as a “mega church.” I remember details about this church opaquely from a history of modern Christianity class. It’s the organizational model they created I remember most. Obviously 24,000 people don’t smoothly pull […]

Continue reading Group Therapy in the Arts: The Mega Church Model

Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us at 25

Katherine Mooring artsblog

As the chief architect for the Arts & Science Council’s capacity building, professional, and leadership development offerings, I spend a lot of time thinking about the skills and expertise our next generation of arts and cultural leaders will need to be successful, particularly in an environment where change and complexity are the rule, not the […]

Continue reading Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us at 25

Connecting the Past with the Future

Last week, I renewed my membership for my alma mater’s alumni association. I understand now, more than ever, that my participation in the program contributes to not only the future success of my university, but also to my own past experiences. Since my graduation, I have enjoyed watching the University of Houston (UH) flourish, albeit […]

Continue reading Connecting the Past with the Future

Register online for RGAC art classes & workshops

Rogue Gallery and Art center logo Medford Oregon

Review our Winter/Spring 2012 Adult Class and Workshop Schedule!

Continue reading Register online for RGAC Art Classes and Workshops

Leadership Genesis: It’s In Our Best Interest

Do you recall your first formal leadership development experience? Mine was in 2000 — I was sponsored by a foundation to participate in the Leadership Development Program at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). I was 30, and I had been working for nine years, building a career in the nonprofit sector. In the early […]

Continue reading Leadership Genesis: It’s In Our Best Interest

Who Ruffles My Professional Feathers?

For someone who is employed by an arts organization and considers herself an arts advocate, I sure question my ability to think creatively. Am I thinking outside of the proverbial box? Do I read enough blogs and take in enough industry research to resourcefully solve problems and suggest new projects or strategies? […]

Continue reading Who Ruffles My Professional Feathers?

Cultivating the Next Generation of Teaching Artists

When we consider careers in the arts, I would like to see more attention paid and resources assigned to cultivate the next generation of teaching artists. At the Los Angeles Music Center, teaching artists are central to our work helping schools gain capacity to provide quality arts education. Our teaching artists provide inspiration and support […]

Continue reading Cultivating the Next Generation of Teaching Artists