Quality arts programming is at the core of all arts and culture organizations, yet many arts mangers struggle with how to present a program, once they have developed an idea. In this course, you will learn how to develop an arts programming philosophy and plan programs that connect the arts with audiences. The course will examine culturally specific and controversial programming, explore exemplary programs, and review technical and logistical support requirements. The course will conclude with the development of a program plan for your own nonprofit or a case study organization of your choosing.
The arts have long been leaders and mirrors of social change, daring to move forward where others will not tread. In this course we take a step-by-step approach to Green your nonprofit arts organization, build community excitement while cutting operating costs, find and create internal allies, find financial support, communicate a Green philosophy to donors and patrons, identify and make substantive change, and educate and lead our audiences toward a green future. This course will address: staff/management resistance, the Triple Bottom Line, Green Team creation, spending prioritization, no-cost changes, and will walk students' Greening Plan. All course work is applied to a case study organization, which may be your own organization or one where you volunteer.