Arts Administration in Challenging Times
March 18, 2009
A conversation with MICHAEL KAISER, President of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, hosted and moderated by Fredric Woodbridge Wilson, Curator, Harvard Theatre Collection. Formerly Executive Director of the Royal Opera House (London), American Ballet Theatre, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Foundation, Michael M. Kaiser has earned international renown for his expertise in arts management. A Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. State Department, he advises performing arts organizations around the world, working with arts leaders in Mexico, Pakistan, China, Latin America, and the Arab nations. He is the author of "The Art of the Turnaround: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Arts Organizations" (2008, Brandeis University Press), acclaimed by Opera News as "a valuable management resource...those interested in keeping America's arts institutions vital ignore his insights at their peril."