Onward Through the Fog
<ul><li>Finding Our Way in Unfamiliar Twenty-First Century Terrain </li></ul>
Funding  Our Way in Unfamiliar Twenty-First Century Terrain?
 
 
21 st  Century Challenges and Opportunities
New York/New England in 1556
Digital technologies are creating new cultural frontiers <ul><li>Cultural authority has moved to the Web </li></ul><ul><li...
10 million subscribers
2008 Study on Gaming <ul><li>Conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, the first to investigate the prevale...
Demographic shifts are driving changes in cultural expectations <ul><li>The U.S. Census Bureau now projects that by 2042 w...
 
Aging Population, Aging Audience <ul><li>Today, seniors aged 65 and older number 36.3 million, 12 percent of the populatio...
Generational leadership transitions are reshaping organizations <ul><li>Young leaders will reinvent organizations for the ...
Cultural organizations are profoundly undercapitalized <ul><li>Is the cultural system overbuilt? </li></ul><ul><li>What ar...
<ul><li>Mergers/alliances work when there is congruence of mission, compatibility of collections and political will of the...
Agreement about the value of cultural nonprofits has eroded <ul><li>The market definition of cultural value is now dominan...
Schenectady 1896
Navigating by Compass
True North
Philadelphia Cultural Leadership Program <ul><li>Vision, mission, goals, programs and identified constituencies are all al...
Tools and Assistance <ul><li>Index of Organizational Health </li></ul><ul><li>www.pewtrusts.org </li></ul><ul><li>Philadel...
Annual Report (Financial Activity Section)
21 st  Century Assumptions <ul><li>Organizations need to know their environment as well as they know themselves </li></ul>...
A new role for cultural organizations? <ul><li>In the future, cultural organizations could be a force for securing all ind...
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  1. 1. Onward Through the Fog
  2. 2. <ul><li>Finding Our Way in Unfamiliar Twenty-First Century Terrain </li></ul>
  3. 3. Funding Our Way in Unfamiliar Twenty-First Century Terrain?
  4. 6. 21 st Century Challenges and Opportunities
  5. 7. New York/New England in 1556
  6. 8. Digital technologies are creating new cultural frontiers <ul><li>Cultural authority has moved to the Web </li></ul><ul><li>The era of the digital native began in 1985 </li></ul><ul><li>64% of online teenagers ages 12 to 17 engage in at least one type of content creation </li></ul>
  7. 9. 10 million subscribers
  8. 10. 2008 Study on Gaming <ul><li>Conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, the first to investigate the prevalence of gaming among young people aged 12 to 17. </li></ul><ul><li>www.pewinternet.org </li></ul>
  9. 11. Demographic shifts are driving changes in cultural expectations <ul><li>The U.S. Census Bureau now projects that by 2042 we will be a “minority-majority” population. </li></ul>
  10. 13. Aging Population, Aging Audience <ul><li>Today, seniors aged 65 and older number 36.3 million, 12 percent of the population </li></ul><ul><li>By 2050, they are projected to grow to 86.7 million, approximately 20 percent of the population </li></ul>
  11. 14. Generational leadership transitions are reshaping organizations <ul><li>Young leaders will reinvent organizations for the 21 st century </li></ul><ul><li>It’s up to the “elders” to cultivate and encourage them </li></ul>
  12. 15. Cultural organizations are profoundly undercapitalized <ul><li>Is the cultural system overbuilt? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the alternatives to our current Darwinian approach? </li></ul>
  13. 16. <ul><li>Mergers/alliances work when there is congruence of mission, compatibility of collections and political will of the governing body </li></ul><ul><li>The very idea of mergers raises hackles in the culture community: most though not all are driven by crisis </li></ul>
  14. 17. Agreement about the value of cultural nonprofits has eroded <ul><li>The market definition of cultural value is now dominant </li></ul><ul><li>It’s time to listen to what our constituencies value in cultural experience </li></ul><ul><li>John Holden, “Cultural Value and the Crisis of Legitimacy. www.demos.co.uk </li></ul>
  15. 18. Schenectady 1896
  16. 19. Navigating by Compass
  17. 20. True North
  18. 21. Philadelphia Cultural Leadership Program <ul><li>Vision, mission, goals, programs and identified constituencies are all aligned </li></ul><ul><li>Strong and informed leadership guides the organization </li></ul><ul><li>There is a culture of planning throughout the organization </li></ul>
  19. 22. Tools and Assistance <ul><li>Index of Organizational Health </li></ul><ul><li>www.pewtrusts.org </li></ul><ul><li>Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>www.artshelp.org </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Data Project </li></ul>
  20. 23. Annual Report (Financial Activity Section)
  21. 24. 21 st Century Assumptions <ul><li>Organizations need to know their environment as well as they know themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving programmatic relevance in a crowded marketplace will be more challenging </li></ul><ul><li>Operating “in the black” is no longer sufficient for long-term sustainability </li></ul>
  22. 25. A new role for cultural organizations? <ul><li>In the future, cultural organizations could be a force for securing all individuals’ right to their own creativity. </li></ul><ul><li>For now, planning toward this or other transformative visions is all that may be possible. </li></ul>
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