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The Resource Curtains? : the future of the arts in America, Michael M. Kaiser

Curtains? : the future of the arts in America, Michael M. Kaiser

Label
Curtains? : the future of the arts in America
Title
Curtains?
Title remainder
the future of the arts in America
Statement of responsibility
Michael M. Kaiser
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this clear-minded but sobering book, Michael M. Kaiser assesses the current state of arts institutions - orchestras; opera, ballet, modern dance, and theater companies; and even museums. According to Kaiser, new developments in the twenty-first century, including the Internet explosion, the death of the recording industry, the near-death of subscriptions, economic instability, the focus on STEM education in schools, the introduction of movie-theater opera, the erosion of newspapers, the threat to serious arts criticism, and the aging of the donor base have together created tremendous challenges for all arts organizations. Using Michael Porter's model of industry structure to describe how industries evolve, Kaiser argues persuasively that unless steps are taken now, mid-sized performing arts institutions will have all but evaporated by 2035. Only the largest arts organizations will survive, with tickets priced for the very wealthy and programming limited to the most popular and lucrative productions. Kaiser concludes with a call to arms. With three extraordinary decades' experience as an arts administrator behind him, he advocates passionately for risk-taking in programming and more creative marketing, and details what needs to happen now - building strong donor bases, creating effective boards, and collective action - to sustain the performing arts for generations to come." -- publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaiser, Michael M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1582.U6
LC item number
K35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Performing arts
  • Performing arts
  • United States
Label
Curtains? : the future of the arts in America, Michael M. Kaiser
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
America the beautiful: the arts explosion, 1950/2000 -- To have and have not: the arts in the twenty-first century (to date) -- Brave new world, Part I: the arts in America in 2035 -- Brave new world, Part II: how industries evolve -- An alternate universe: toward a brighter future; or not -- Acknowledgments
Control code
887450757
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 145 pages
Isbn
9781611687033
Lccn
2014023652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)887450757
Label
Curtains? : the future of the arts in America, Michael M. Kaiser
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
America the beautiful: the arts explosion, 1950/2000 -- To have and have not: the arts in the twenty-first century (to date) -- Brave new world, Part I: the arts in America in 2035 -- Brave new world, Part II: how industries evolve -- An alternate universe: toward a brighter future; or not -- Acknowledgments
Control code
887450757
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 145 pages
Isbn
9781611687033
Lccn
2014023652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)887450757

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