I want to spend a little time this week talking about growth. That growth comes in many forms, from an arts organization breaking ground on a building to an artist getting an agent and a manager.
The questions that come with growth:
When to grow?
Who do we add?
How big do we get?
Are some of the most complicated and important questions we face. In fact I would argue that many of the things that we "don't like" about the arts industry (including the recent uproar around the Guthrie) have unchecked (or poorly considered) growth as a root cause.
So to open this conversation, read this post by Seth
On Wednesday we will talk about the perfectly logical reasons that lead many arts organizations to decide they have to grow . . . and the mess that decision can create.