In the first part of his blog, Quentin Sledge describes his initial experience with exploring and beginning to organize Dayton Contemporary Dance Company’s archives, and his discovery of legal pads containing notes by the company’s founder Jeraldyne Blunden.
What kinds of arts experiences foster feelings of connection and well-being? A new report funded in part by The Wallace Foundation, reveals some insights from Black and African American participants, a viewpoint historically sidelined from research and planning efforts in the arts.
More than half of Americans say that arts and culture organizations are important to them, according to a new study. The results are part of an ongoing research effort by the companies LaPlaca Cohen and Slover Linett Audience Research, called Culture + Community in a Time of Transformation.
Founder and President of PMG Arts Pamela M. Green shares what got her interested in arts management, her three proudest moments in her career, and advice for the next generation of arts managers/leaders.
In their third blog post, Sarah discusses being on-site at AXIS, working in basement storage, inventorying A/V materials, organizing costumes, preparing archival materials for marketing, and more.
In the second part of their blog, Archiving & Preservation Fellow Sarah Nguyễn writes about the process of recording oral histories with the former artistic directors of AXIS Dance Company, and shares resources and templates for oral history projects.
In her fourth blog post, Archiving Fellow Sumi Matsumoto reflects on her second summer working with World Arts West and the lessons she learned about the collaborative nature of archiving projects.