In 2010, I had the dream. My wife and I owned a house and had recently welcomed our first child into the world. In addition, my work life was great. I had a tenure track position teaching bassoon at Bowling Green State University where I worked with a full studio of lovely students, I wasContinue reading “Career Strategy for Artists”
Category Archives: strategy
8 steps artists can take to achieve their three year strategic plan.
Yesterday, I wrote about ways artists can create a three year strategic plan. Here are eight steps to take your ideas from planning to action. Set Incremental Goals—Take the strategy statement you created from the previous post and start to set some goals for how you will accomplish the work over the next three years. IContinue reading “8 steps artists can take to achieve their three year strategic plan.”
Career planning for twenty-somethings: Why a three year plan of action is the new ten.
What do you see yourself doing in five to ten years? That’s a big, important, overwhelming question. In my experience, five to ten years is too long of a runway to come up with a concrete plan of action. Think about all of the things you’ve done over the last five to ten years. You’veContinue reading “Career planning for twenty-somethings: Why a three year plan of action is the new ten.”
Launching a new ensemble, organization, or business? Read this, Part IV.
This is step 4 of a series of posts designed to help you launch a new ensemble, organization, or business. Before you read this post, make sure you start with this post, followed by this post, and this post. Here are some steps to help you research and identify the resources necessary to launch your idea.Continue reading “Launching a new ensemble, organization, or business? Read this, Part IV.”
One Big Secret to a Sustainable Arts Organization: Stop trying to take over the universe with your ideas.
Over the past decade, I have observed the Walmart mentality permeate the zeitgeist of our field. Build a large, national business or organization and you will have a path to sustainability. Many arts leaders, particularly those who are just starting their organizations, come to me with the vision of scaling an idea nationally, orContinue reading “One Big Secret to a Sustainable Arts Organization: Stop trying to take over the universe with your ideas.”