New Realities: The Changing Business of the Performing Arts
A three-day workshop designed for working professionals in the performing arts. Delivered at the Lincoln Center campus of Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business in New York City.
This program allows executives across art forms and regions to better understand the organizations they work for, gaining a fresh perspective and new ability to tackle issues that may have seemed insurmountable. It also provides essential information on performing-arts-industry trends in earned and unearned income. In addition, participants come away with new approaches for building a useful network of contemporaries as sources of advice and counsel.
Arts professionals complete this workshop with new leadership insight and practical skills that help them not only to survive in today's arts climate, but to flourish.
Topics covered include leadership, developing new strategies, marketing in a digital world, using social media effectively, understanding crowdfunding, integrating planned giving, and board development. The curriculum features case studies and includes time for participants to discuss their specific institutional concerns.
Low-cost Fordham University housing is available. View photo gallery.
Participants receive a certificate of completion from the Gabelli School at the end of the program.
- Course timetable (PDF)
Whom is this Workshop For?
The ideal audience includes heads of small arts organizations and members of middle management at larger arts organizations.
Fordham University Lincoln Center campus,
62nd Street and Columbus Avenue, midtown Manhattan
Thursday, June 8, through Saturday, June 10, 2017
Group discount: after the first registration, each additional registration from the same organization will receive 20% off the tuition cost.
Features and Benefits
- Program led by Dr. William Baker, a faculty member at The Juilliard School and the creator of the well-respected class Understanding the Profession: The Performing Arts in the 21st Century, and Martin Kagan, who has been a senior executive in numerous major theatrical venues and companies
- Guest speakers from renowned arts organizations, including Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), globalFEST, and other successful philanthropic interests.
- Program content specific to the issues and concerns of arts organizations contending with a competitive landscape
- Marketing and fundraising insights, information on best practices, and new ways of thinking
- Networking opportunities with faculty, speakers, and classmates, including an opening reception and a farewell dinner at a Manhattan restaurant
- Tickets to arts performances at an exclusive discounted rate
- Subsidized on-campus accommodation at a competitive rate of $125 per night. Participants who opt for Fordham accommodation will stay in McKeon Hall at the Fordham University Law School, 150 W. 62nd St. This is an unbeatable location right across the street from Lincoln Center and a stone's throw from Central Park with access to all major metro transport, restaurants, and attractions.
- An enriching and unforgettable experience in the heart of the country’s cultural capital
- Certificate of completion provided at the close of the workshop