Monthly Archives: August 2013

Music orgs conquer the web

by Jini Stolk I’ve been very interested in how a number of music organizations have taken on the challenge of using the internet in new ways to engage and develop audiences. Tafelmusik recently launched its own record label called Tafelmusik Media, an initiative they see as essential to the company’s future growth in recording, broadcasting, […]

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Responses

Managing dynamic people, or things that are never said in the theatre

by Jini Stolk I recently wrote about Kevin Daum, a business entrepreneur who thinks arts training is better than business school at fostering leadership skills including “managing people effectively.” In the arts, this is sometimes referred to as the ability to herd cats, and this little piece that I’ve loved for many years gives an overview […]

Posted in Organizational Development | Leave a comment

Advocacy alert

by Jini Stolk An alert reader of my previous post on advocacy at City Hall pointed out that it’s equally important for arts organizations to stay in touch with their provincial representatives – invite them to events, thank them for grants from the Ontario Arts Council and Trillium Foundation, and let them know the impact […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Projecting

by Jini Stolk We all do a lot of public speaking, and we’re not all born to it. I was lucky enough some years ago to “win” a session with leadership and communications trainer and coach Donna Goodhand at a Theatre Passe Muraille fundraiser. Donna has a stellar acting resume and had been on the board […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment