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Monday, December 1, 2008
The Business of Performing Arts
For many of us this time of year, it’s a tradition to sink back into a cushy seat and get lost in the magic of The Nutcracker. The Sugar Plum fairies may get all the credit, but have you ever thought about the part of the performing arts we don’t see? Arts organizations have to pay the bills just like the rest of us, which means they need the staff to raise funds, organize volunteers, draw up financial plans, and promote their events so those cushy chairs are full of patrons. It’s the business behind performing arts – tune in this Monday we learn more about it, with a panel of experts from local arts organizations. This show is from our archive, so we won’t be taking calls.

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Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects.