There’s a lot of talk these days about how arts organizations are going to survive the impact of staggering economies, government cuts, and a lack of consumer confidence. But, frankly, if survival is the ultimate goal–why bother? Arts organizations need to think beyond the immediate pressures we face and begin implementing ways to make the performing arts smart, relevant and thriving rather than focused on surviving. Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny shares his thoughts on the direction opera may be headed in his latest installment of “Off the Cuff” from Theater Jones.
Read it right here. (Photo of Keith and Jennifer Cerny on opening night of the 2012-13 Season outside the Winspear Opera House)