Performing Arts Management: A Handbook of Professional Practices

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Allworth Press, 2008 - Performing Arts - 541 pages
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Do you know what it takes to manage a performing arts organization today? In this comprehensive volume, more than 100 managers of top nonprofit and commercial venues share their winning strategies.

* Financial management, building a funding base, labor relations, much more

* Explores the realities of running a performing arts organization today

From theater to classical music, from opera to dance, every type of organization is included, with information on how each one is structured, key managerial figures, its best-practices for financial management, how it handles labor relations, and more. Kennedy Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, the Mark Morris Dance Company, the New Victory Theater, the Roundabout Theater, the Guthrie Theater, Steppenwolf Theater Company, and many other top groups are represented. Learn to manage a performing arts group successfully in today's rapidly changing cultural environment with Performing Arts Management.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

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Tobie Stein, Ph.D., is a recognized leader, keynote speaker, author, and professor, specializing in nonprofit and performing arts leadership, as well as workforce development education, and diversity and cultural exchange. She is a two-time Fulbright Specialist (Taiwan and Israel), and the director of the MFA Program in Performing Arts Management at Brooklyn College, The City University of New York.

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