Author(s): Saloom, Susan; Wester, Marete; Gregory, Alicia
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2017

A collaboration between AFTA’s National Initiative on Arts & Health and the Military and the Local Arts Advancement departments, Arts Deployed is a guide for arts organizations and artists interested in bringing creative arts programming to military and Veteran communities, their caregivers, and families.

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2017

This one pager complied by Americans for the Arts gives an overview of revenue sources for arts non profit organizations. Revenue from earned income is the largest sources of income, the remainder must be raise through contributed revenue.

Author(s): Grimes, Madeline
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2016

Three geographically-related symphony orchestras are evaluated based on their financial stability, marketing techniques, and sensitivity to socioeconomic conditions of their respective communities. This study concludes that the viability of symphony orchestras is largely due to all three of these components of arts business and administration. 

Author(s): Cohen, Randy
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2016

This one pager give an overview of key data from the 2015 Local Arts Agency Census about how local arts agencies provide programs, services, and funding to strengthen their local arts industries and make the arts accessible to all.

Author(s): McNicholas, Bernadette
Date of Publication: May 02, 2015

This paper presents research findings about the evolution of the relationship between arts and business, from arts sponsorship to different types of cultural partnerships.

Author(s): Sanoff, Henry and Mishchenko, Evrim Demir
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2015

The Community Arts Center Handbook is a collection of illustrated methods to aid arts organizations at various stages of the planning and design process. Setting up a new arts council or improving an existing requires a visioning process that offers community participants opportunities to make their arts concerns known, as well as planned actions to achieve desired outcomes. The effectiveness of an organization depends upon a relationship to its constituents, who may be actual members or the broader public. The transparency of the arts groups' goals can influence the way that media is

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2015

Americans for the Arts presents it's 2014 Annual Report as a micro-site found here:

Author(s): Beal, Peter
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2015

In this review of their 2014/15 season, Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) shares objectives, strategies, outcomes and future goals for Discover Dance, a public school education program that reaches over 800 1st-8th grade students in and around Seattle.

Author(s): Harlow, Bob
Date of Publication: Oct 01, 2014

Based on case studies of 10 arts organizations that undertook audience-building projects as part of the Wallace Excellence Awards initiative, the report, The Road to Results: Practices for Building Arts Audiences, pinpoints nine practices that successful efforts had in common — from identifying a target group that made sense for the organization to determining what barriers needed to be

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

Americans for the Arts presents it's 2013 Annual Report as a micro-site found here: