As part of a national tour for Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative, Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser will visit Indianapolis on August 11 to conduct free arts leadership symposia at Butler University in the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall.
Right now, arts organizations need to balance their mission-focused creative work with the pressures of a fiscal crisis in a rapidly changing cultural landscape. Mr. Kaiser’s expertise will help us all make the case for the relevance and continued existence of arts organizations - in other words, why arts and why now?
These symposia will be aimed at engaging arts organization staff, trustees, volunteers and funders, as well as leaders in the arts education community, in the discussion around sustainability.
Clowes Memorial Hall, a Kennedy Center Partner in Education, and Butler University are proud to sponsor and convene this event.
Please fill in your information to the right if you would like to attend this event.
MORE ABOUT ARTS IN CRISIS
Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative is a program designed to provide planning assistance and consulting to struggling arts organizations throughout the United States. Open to non-profit 501(c)(3) performing arts organizations, the program will provide counsel from Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser and the Kennedy Center executive staff in the areas of fundraising, building more effective Boards of Trustees, budgeting, marketing, technology, and other areas pertinent to maintaining a vital performing arts organization during a troubled economy.
For full information on the Arts in Crisis Kennedy Center initiative, including requesting services for your organization, becoming a mentor for another organization, Michael Kaiser's book, The Art of the Turnaround, and additional resources for arts managers, visit Arts in Crisis.
On the 50 States Tour, President Michael M. Kaiser will travel to all 50 States, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., to assist organizations in need. He will be in Indianapolis on August 11th.
Click here to read a recent Time magazine article about Arts in Crisis:
For more information on the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, visit their website.
ABOUT MICHAEL KAISER Michael M. Kaiser has been President of the John F. Kennedy Center since January 2001. Mr. Kaiser has expanded the educational and artistic programming for the nation's center for the performing arts and has overseen a major renovation effort of most of the Center's public spaces.
Signature artistic programs during his tenure have included an unprecedented celebration of the works of Stephen Sondheim; major festivals of the arts of China and Japan; long-term relationships with the Bolshoi Ballet, the Kirov Ballet and Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company and New York City Ballet; a country music festival; a retrospective of the works of Tennessee Williams, as well as a celebration of August Wilson's ten plays presented in sequential order. Mr. Kaiser also works closely with the National Symphony Orchestra's Music Director and its Board of Directors on the Orchestra's performances and outreach programs.
Mr. Kaiser created the Kennedy Center Arts Management Institute to provide advanced training for young arts administrators and has developed a series of programs to help train others in the field. He has created a Capacity Building Program for Culturally Specific Arts Organizations, which offers mentoring services to the leaders of African American, Latino, Asian American and Native American arts groups from across the United States. A similar program was instituted for arts organizations in the City of New York. He also advises performing arts organizations around the world on building institutional strength through marketing, strategic planning and fundraising, and, in this capacity, is currently working with arts leaders in 60 countries. He has created artsmanager.org, a website that provides resources to arts managers around the world.