Here’s something to think about for this morning, while I’m at my job interview! A quick post about young leaders in arts administration from ArtsFwd blogging fellow Brian Hinrichs:
The Next Gen Arts Leaders Quick Poll conducted by ArtsFwd a few months back gave voice to the frustration young arts administrators feel when their ideas aren’t heard and their organizations aren’t flexible. It was no surprise that “80% of next generation leaders who self-reported working in highly innovative organizations see their organization as ‘one they’d want to move up in,’ as compared to only 38% in non- or slightly innovative organizations.”
Just a quick question? In that survey, did they mean organizations with an innovative mission, or those that are innovatively organized and run? I assume the latter.
And one more, organizations in which a young leader wants to move up? Or one in which they can move up? I want a lot of things, whether I could ever have them is less certain.
I respond to the problem of getting an advanced degree in arts administration only to go back out into the field and find that it is just as restrictive and staid as it was when you left. Two years isn’t a very long time. For me, moving to New York didn’t mean leaving behind the problems of under-resourced organizations and improvised management techniques.
Anyway, I was supposed to go for a run this morning, but I think I am probably going to get ready for my interview and maybe stop for a coffee before I go in. As an aside, I love not having to be at an office at 9am today, it’s really improved my mood!