Below you will find information on grants to promote Japanese performing arts in the US, GIA (Grantmakers in the Arts) has published a report on the Thought Leader Forum on Arts and Aging, a report on Teaching Artists and the Future of Education, The 5 worst interview questions … and what to ask instead, several items from the Artful Manager blog and one job opening.
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Grants Promote Japanese Performing Arts in the U.S. and Canada
Japan Foundation: Performing Arts Japan
The mission of the Japan Foundation is to establish international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. The Foundation’s Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) program is designed to promote Japanese performing arts in North America. PAJ supports initiatives created by U.S. and Canadian nonprofit organizations to provide geographically diverse audiences with greater exposure to Japanese performing arts, as well as encouraging collaborations between Japanese and North American artists. The PAJ Touring Grants assist in the presentation of Japanese performing arts in the U.S. and Canada, emphasizing locations outside major metropolitan areas. The PAJ Collaboration Grants allow Japanese and American/Canadian artists to create new works that will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to American/Canadian audiences. The application deadline is November 1, 2011. Visit the Japan Foundation website to download the PAJ funding guidelines.
GIA (Grantmakers in the Arts) has published a report on the Thought Leader Forum on Arts and Aging, which was held on April 6, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The report was authored by Suzanne Callahan, Callahan Consulting for the Arts, and Diane Mataraza, Mataraza Consulting, and can now be downloaded from the GIA Library.
Teaching Artists and the Future of Education
By NORC at the University of Chicago August 2011
Prior studies have provided strong evidence that arts education has powerful positive effects on student achievement and outcomes. NORC’s new study offers hope to schools struggling to preserve arts education programs and to policy-makers searching for effective education strategies to improve schools.
Executive Summary and Final Report are available at this link.
The 5 worst interview questions … and what to ask instead
The interview remains a hiring manager’s most effective tool for evaluating job candidates. Unfortunately, managers too often rely on a list of standard interview questions for which most applicants have canned responses.
THE ARTFUL MANAGER a weblog on the business of arts & culture by Andrew Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org
WANTED: ‘GUARDIAN AD LITEM’ FOR CULTURAL FACILITIES…
In cultural facility megaprojects, who at the decision table represents the future resilience of the mission? Often, nobody.
Posted: Monday, September 26, 2011
And, since we’re talking about cultural facility megaprojects, here’s a little, tiny, whimsical cultural facility that could actually transform its community: The Little Free Library.
Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
DISCOVERING MUSIC NOT BY CONTENT, BUT BY MOOD…
You can discover music you like, or might like, in a batch of different ways. Musicovery offers a path to discover new music based on your current mood. What might cultural managers learn from the experiment?
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011
STRIVING TO BE COMMENT-WORTHY…
The rise of social media, and more specifically social media advertising revenue, has nudged a rather interesting question: How should we measure success?
Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Many people who haven’t done big-ticket philanthropy can be intimidated by the numbers. If your family wasn’t wealthy, and you’ve never been wealthy, asking for a major gift can feel like asking for the moon. Enter the concept of ‘relative wealth.’
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
WALLIS ANNENBERG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Beverly Hills, CA
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and a list of references by Friday, November 18th For more information see the attached document.