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February 25, 2009

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Christina

Thank you for articulating this so well.

I often feel we categorize our arts organizations the same way we've categorized the brain. Artists on the right. Administrators on the left.

But the reality in our brains is that those two hemispheres talk to each other all the time -- and actually the more conversation that goes on between them, the better the artist (and presumably, the better the administrator if my theory holds).

Did anyone see that music brain documentary where they mapped the brains of some pretty amazing musicians? I only saw a small portion of it, but it was when they told Sting that he had very well-travelled routes between the two sides of his brain and the researcher said that this is often what they see in the brains of advanced artists.

So maybe that's how we grow the organization's brain. More conversations between art and adminstrator. Less separation.

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