There are a lot of things to think about when you're navigating a performing arts path. These blog topics will help.
If I asked you what your core values are, what would you say?
If you’re running a company the answer should trip off your tongue. Mission, vision statements, and core values are integral to non-profit organizations. But I would argue that any arts organization should do the work of figuring this out, and letting folks know.
Your mission statement is what you do, and what makes you unique in the way you do it.
Your vision statement is a future look at what the world will look like if you succeed in doing your work.
Your core values are two or three words (or short statements, but I prefer words) that mean so much to you you’d rather go out of business than go against them. What does that mean? If your core value, as an organization, is new work then doing Macbeth is problematic. If your core value is respect and your artistic director is a bully, that’s a problem.
As an artist, and a human being, establishing your core values provides you with a...
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