Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The Kennedy Center has announced a new program, designed to provide emergency planning assistance to ailing arts organizations around the country. For the press release, go here. "Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative" will consult with struggling arts organizations, providing strategic advice about management and fundraising. The goal is to help arts organizations stay afloat during the economic downturn. Any nonprofit arts organization can register on the initiative's website. The assistance is free and may involve email, phone calls or a site visit. Experienced arts managers can use the website to register as mentors. The initiative hopes to link mentors with arts organizations in their local areas.