Artistic Director- Pittsburgh Public Theater

PPT, the leading resident theater company in Western Pennsylvania, seeks its new Artistic Director. Centrally located in Pittsburgh’s vibrant cultural district, PPT is highly regarded for its art and financial health. The AD will provide the artistic vision for PPT, select seasons and artists and in conjunction with a Managing … [Read More...]

Director of Marketing & Communications, TheatreSquared

TheatreSquared seeks a strategic, imaginative Director of Marketing & Communications to lead the company’s audience and outreach expansion as the company transitions to its new $32 million home. This senior staff position, reporting to the Executive Director, will create a vision for and oversee all promotional and publicity campaigns … [Read More...]

Akron Ponders Turning A Freeway Into A Big Urban Park

“The Innerbelt National Forest is the idea of Hunter Franks, a San Francisco-based artist who has been working in the Akron community since 2015. He plans to populate the freeway with potted plants, public seating, and programming meant to reconnect the two communities severed by the freeway 40 years ago. The … [Read More...]

Cincinnati Symphony Gets A New Executive Director

“Jonathan Martin, 60, a native of Atlanta, is coming from Dallas, where he has served as president and CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2012. He also served for nine years as general manager of the Cleveland Orchestra, including the period when the Ohio orchestra moved back into Severance Hall following … [Read More...]

Study: Doodling Unlocks Creativity

“A research team led by Girija Kaimal of Drexel University found just a few minutes of doodling or freestyle drawing activates the brain’s reward system, leaving people feeling more creative and confident in their problem-solving abilities.” [Read More...]

Selling Art To Fund Social Justice

“New York art patron Agnes Gund has sold a record-smashing $165 million Roy Lichtenstein painting to create a fund to help address mass incarceration in the United States. Some $100 million from that sale will establish the Art for Justice Fund, to be managed by the Ford Foundation, which … [Read More...]

The CIA’s Failed Attempts To Shape Intellectual Discourse

“Its history suggests that the midcentury intellectuals whose work filled the pages of these journals, brilliant though they were, should not have their status inflated to the point of distortion. Ironically, the same thing that made them important — their ability to participate in a seemingly world-historic conflict of … [Read More...]

A Bookstore Survival Plan Modeled On Farming?

“The idea of purchasing a season’s or a year’s worth of books seemed like an interesting way to structure thinking about a customer’s relationship to the store,” Haskell said recently. At Blue Hill Books, C.S.B. members can purchase a “share” for a … [Read More...]

The Arts-And… Movement

“In part, this policy of promoting relationships with other fields and interest areas stems from our strategy that our alliances with other sectors is a way for us to advance our interests and our agendas, and demonstrate our value over and apart from the intrinsic value of the arts. And … [Read More...]