Taking Action in the Wake of Charlottesville

We sent the email below to our How to Resist subscribers. We send a monthly email with action items supporting 12 progressive causes, but we also send emergency action item emails. You can sign up here. You can find info about your Reps and old action items here. Full text of the email: How to…

PRESS: Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls endorsed our email list in this article about A Day Without A Woman! You can sign up here or read more about my relationship with politics here.

March 2017

Hey there! If you made it here, you’ve probably been keeping an eye on my website(s) since I was an undergrad theatre student. While I was applying to apprenticeships, this was my portfolio; while I was freelancing, this was all marketing; and while I was in grad school, I used this space to share thoughts,…

The Art of Creative Conversations – Crossposted with EALDC

Fall is such a busy time at EALDC — and I know it’s a busy time for a lot of you, too! — but October in particular provides one of my favorite opportunities to see what people are thinking about across the field. This October will be my first National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM)…

Selective Context: the Passive Approach to Researching Provenance, Part 2 – ‘Wally’ on the Road – The Prime Example of the Leopold Problem

There was no shortage of demand for Schiele, whose works were considered acceptable by Nazi standards. “In 1995/1996, Rudolf Leopold exhibited 152 personally selected works by [Egon] Schiele in Tubingen, Dusseldorf, and Hamburg. Additional stops in 1997 included Graz, New York, and Barcelona,” Dobrzynski writes. The most famous of the controversial works shown in this…

ABSTRACT – Your Mission, if You Choose to Accept it: Evaluating Planning as a Preventative Approach to Nonprofit Mission Creep in a Visual Arts Context

Mission creep, or deviation from an organization’s stated mission, is a problem that affects nonprofit visual arts organizations at the most basic level. However, the sensitive nature of mission misalignment means that it is difficult to conduct research on the causes of mission creep. Anecdotal evidence suggests that organizational planning that focuses on an organization’s…

The Art of Negotiation

A couple of weeks ago, I moderated a panel about how to negotiate for the Emerging Arts Leaders of DC – they wrote a great recap – but I wanted to throw out my big takeaway, too! I volunteered to moderate this panel because I have been on every side of the negotiation table, from…

I read the Corcoran judicial ruling so you don’t have to

…unless you want to, or think I’m an unreliable source of information, which would not be unreasonable given my lack of law degree. I wrote this shit direct from the court documents (here) without googling anything. I am as stunned as you are. Why am I doing this to myself? This ruling made me rethink a…