Convening of Arts Organizations
On December 16 & 17, the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund hosted two groups of artistic/executive directors and board leaders from a total of 26 small and midsized arts organizations. The discussion included a report on the results of a late November financial survey to all Atlanta arts organizations, a presentation on scenario planning and an open talk on how organization are experiencing and adapting to the economic crises.
Organizations discussed the affects of the recession and how they are adapting their programming, marketing, fundraising and organizational practices. Aggregate comments collected from both sessions are available below, as is a reference sheet on resources for arts organizations.
Organizations participating in the convenings:
7 Stages, Actor's Express Theatre Company, Alternate ROOTS, Atlanta Boy Choir, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Dad's Garage, The Georgia Ballet, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare, Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, Hammonds House Galleries, Horizon Theatre Company, Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Out of Hand Theater, PushPush Theater, Several Dancers Core, Spruill Center for the Arts, Synchronicity Performance Group, Theatre in the Square, Theatrical Outfit, True Colors Theatre Company, VSA arts of Georgia, Wren's Nest House Museum.
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