Michael M. Kaiser Teaching Capacity Building Workshop to Benefit Day Eight

Michael M. Kaiser will be teaching a workshop on Capacity Building in the Arts to benefit Day Eight July 23rd. How can you — as an artist or arts administrator — ensure that you not only survive, but thrive? The workshop will include presentation followed by a question and answer session where you’ll have the chance to discuss your experiences with Mr. Kaiser.

Michael M. Kaiser is Chairman of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management. His books include Curtains: The Future of the Arts (2015), The Cycle: A Practical Approach to Managing Arts Organizations (2013), Leading Roles: 50 Questions Every Arts Board Should Ask (2010), and The Art of the Turnaround (2008). From 2001 to 2014, he served as president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Dubbed “the Turnaround King” for his work at numerous institutions, including the Royal Opera House (London), American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the Kansas City Ballet, Michael has earned international renown for his expertise in arts management. Through the DeVos Institute and the Kennedy Center, he has advised performing arts organizations around the world, working with arts leaders in nearly 70 countries.

This workshop is appropriate for board members, emerging leaders, artists, and experienced managers.

Thank you to Warehouse Industries for donating the space for the workshop, three blocks from the Petworth metro in Washington, D.C. Thanks also to the leadership of DanceMetroDC, EALDC, and the DC Arts and Education Collaborative for partnering with us on this workshop.

Want to up your arts administration game? Discount early bird tickets end soon: click here to register

Also: on Sunday July 17, 2016 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM we’ll be hosting a panel discussion with a group of Artist Journalists at the Mt. Pleasant Library.

Mass media no longer exists and real time reporting has destroyed the news cycle. What does it mean when artists are also journalists? Visit with four practitioners and share your thoughts about the role of expert opinion, independent opinion, and self-promotion in the arts. Panelists include Lenny Campello (Artist, Curator, and author of DC Art News blog), Jenn Larsen (Artist at Dog and Pony and co-founder of WeLoveDC magazine), JT Kirkland (Artist and author of Thinking About Art blog), and John Stoltenberg (Playwright and publisher of DC Metro Theater Arts), moderated by DC Arts Writing Fellow Jonelle Walker.

These events are created through support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Humanities DC, Brink Media, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and DCRE Residential.