he National Endowment for the Arts announces the
addition of an important new resource to the Endowment's Web site
(http://arts.endow.gov/pub/Lessons/) to assist non-profit arts organizations
managing the various challenges they face. Forty arts management case studies
have been added to the site as part of the Lessons Learned: A Planning
Toolsite featured on the Arts Endowment's Web site.
The case studies cover a number of arts disciplines such as dance, theater,
visual arts, music, literature, folk arts and media arts. Topics include
minority audience development, capital campaigns, strategic planning,
partnerships, social entrepreneurism, and fiscal crises among others. The
studies were written by noted arts administrators, consultants and writers
the guidance of commissioning editor Morrie Warshawski, an arts consultant
working with The Bay Consulting Group of San Francisco.
These case studies provide the arts community with real examples of the kind
situations encountered by the non-profit arts community today, stated Bill
Ivey, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. By placing these
studies on the Endowment's Web site, organizations have immediate access to
important information and can see firsthand effective strategies to long-term
planning in the non-profit world.
We are very excited by the prospect of increasing the usefulness of our
Learned planning articles by examining some programs in detail and helping the
field gain a clearer understanding of planning issues both large and small,
stated Morrie Warshawski.
The National Endowment for the Arts commissioned the case studies during 1998
an effort to expand the number of planning resources available to the
arts community and highlight examples of successful programs nationwide.