The Johnson Amendment – It’s Not About Money

The GOP-backed tax plan has made it through the House and the Senate. You've heard people praise it, question it, and despise it. The Senate version stands at over 500 pages long, and let's be real - if you're reading this, I'm 99% sure you didn't read the whole thing. Heck I'm 95% sure that … Continue reading The Johnson Amendment – It’s Not About Money

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Ten Things in the Arts That Should Die

Y'all. It's 2017. I'm just going to be honest. After being in this field for a hot second, there are just some things that I think are impeding our ability, as an industry, to become more self-sustaining, attract new and younger audiences, and make the arts experience much better for the audience and/or consumer. These … Continue reading Ten Things in the Arts That Should Die

Spread Joy

At a recent meeting in DC, I sat at a table with nine other colleagues from around the country. Our topic for the day was "The Future of Arts & Creativity in America." Conversations throughout the day wavered from the impact of the election on the arts to cultural shifts in community arts initiatives, to … Continue reading Spread Joy