Leading Creatively: A Closer Look 2010
It’s here! Leading Creatively: A Closer Look 2010 will be arriving both in print and electronically this month. Edited by NAMAC’s Senior Manager of Leadership Services, this handsomely designed publication features a dramatic series of essays that looks at the changing face of arts leadership in America.
Would you like a review copy? We need blurbs and reviews from our trusted members. Please contact helen (at) namac (dot) org
Here’s a description of what you’ll find in Leading Creatively...
[email protected]> When we pay attention to the people who work in the arts – from individual artists building organizations to organizations supporting artists and their work – we discover that the commitment to leadership awareness, training, and sustenance is crucial for long-term sustainability and relevance in our complex and globalized cultural ecology.[email protected]> [email protected]>[email protected]> [email protected]> Since 1999, NAMAC has made intergenerational leadership development a keystone investment in its service to the field of arts and media. As part of our A Closer Look anthology series, we invited seven authors to report, reflect on and interpret arts leadership as it is being practiced today. In its diversity and scope, this collection of essays reveals how dedicated, passionate and visionary nonprofit arts leaders can be as they negotiate mission, business, and values through a fast-moving and demanding terrain.[email protected]> [email protected]>[email protected]> [email protected]> In vivid series of narratives and studies, the authors tackle issues like balancing art making and arts management; the entrepreneurial spirit and struggles of curators and programmers in the new cultural landscape; organizational succession planning; the challenges and rewards of first-time executive directors; and omni-directional mentorship across generations. Touching on the different stages in professional careers, these essays engage with themes that all leaders face: communication in the workplace, isolation, vulnerability, and the myriad ways to remain adaptable and involved in the face of changing circumstances.[email protected]> [email protected]>[email protected]> [email protected]> What does it mean to lead creatively? It means insuring that artists and arts organizations will be confident in shaping their own futures in the coming years even as technologies advance, as the workforce changes, and organizational structures shift in response to four generations of arts professionals work side by side.[email protected]> [email protected]>[email protected]> [email protected]> These groundbreaking essays on nonprofit arts leadership point to an emerging future where creativity and innovative thinking is the key for building nimble yet resilient organizations where human talent can fully flourish and grow.[email protected]>