Author(s): Cross, Carol M.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1971

A college president is caught in an ethical and fiscal crossfire between his slowly progressive board of trustees and a wealthy, overbearing and avant-garde benefactress of the school's humanities division. (Table of Contents, p. 3). This case was written by Carol M. Cross under the supervision of Stephen A. Greyser. Copyright 1971 by the Institute of Arts Administration.

Author(s): City of Slidell, Department of Cultural and Public Affairs
Date of Publication: Apr 30, 2001

A document containing the procedural policy and legislative guidelines for the Commission on the Arts, the Advisory Board to the Commission on the Arts and the Standing Committee for the Slidell Historical Museum.

Author(s): Mara Walker and Johanna Misey Boyer
Date of Publication: June 2002

A Report from the First Joint Convention of Americans for the Arts and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Author(s): Schwalbe, Douglas
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1974

A series of separate conversations with prominent leaders in the arts about the nature of leadership in arts organizations conducted by Janet Baker-Carr. Includes conversations with Erich Leinsdorf, Amyas Ames, Roger Voisin, Boris Sokoloff, Charles Rex and Leonard Burkat. The material was prepared and edited for class discussion by Douglas Schwalbe.

Author(s): Bader, Barry S.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1990

A successful board retreat is a product of commitment, objective-setting, planning and preparation, data-gathering, and finally, the conduct and follow-up of the retreat. This booklet traces the retreat process from start to finish. (See appendix A for a visual representation of this process). A summary checklist and sample retreat planning tools will help executives and board members organize a productive retreat (see appendix B for a checklist).

Author(s): Bradford, Gigi: Gary,Michael; and Wallach, Glenn
Date of Publication: January 2000

A volume of essays introduced and edited by the Center for Arts and Culture staff that surveys issues we will face in the next century.

Author(s): Smith, Marilyn S.
Date of Publication:

According to this op-ed by Marilyn Smith, a lawyer who has also served on several boards, board members of non-profit organizations are responsible for the financial health of their organizations. If people join boards solely for altruistic or artistic goals of the organization and ignore their financial responsibility, they could eave the non-profit at risk.

Author(s): Benjamin Davidson
Date of Publication: August 2001

Americans for the Arts receives more than 3,500 annual requests for information about local arts agencies (LAAs). To provide the most accurate answers to these questions, we conduct an extensive triennial survey to measure the status and condition of the LAA field. Here are the in-depth findings from our Fiscal Year 2000 Survey of Local Arts Agencies.

Author(s): Cohen, Todd
Date of Publication:

Arts groups are enjoying an increase in revenues and philanthropic support while at the same time there is a critical shortage of board members governing philanthropies and nonprofit organizations. This article reports on these two trends and the need for philanthropies, arts groups and other nonprofits to develop solid and diverse boards.

Author(s): Schwalbe, Douglas and Baker-Carr, Janet
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1975

As individual wealth, power, and privilege have given way to new divisions of social responsibility between the individual and the state, the tradition of personal administrative dictatorship and the consent which made it possible have been eroded. Boards of trustees have begun to share responsibility and resources with patrons. However, until recently social and cultural conditions, with their privileged relationships, seemed to be little changed. Today the arts are in the process of seeking new forms of governance, a process which will affect their traditional foundation, purpose and meaning