Flexibility has never been more important to our field. The economy is in a protracted downturn, and we know that there will continue to be contractions. Yet it’s not all doom-and-gloom — some of these shakeups will also reveal new opportunities. To seize them, we must be ready to refine our approaches and document and build on our successes. And we can’t be stingy, either. In a time of profound economic challenge, the sustainability of our sector will depend to a large degree on willingness to collaborate and lead by example.
The Fractured Atlas, NAMAC and Future of Music Coalition green paper, “The Future of Digital Infrastructure for the Creative Economy,” identifies a few tech and policy issues that arts groups might do well to consider. It’s not meant to be a magical solutions-generator for the arts, but it does present several possible frameworks that our field can use to navigate ever-shifting technological and cultural terrain. Read the rest of this entry »