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Arts Crisis Management Resources

Preparing for hard times

Artists and arts organizations are facing cancelled events, facility closures and lost income as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and our national economic crisis. Many artists are afraid for the survival of their venture, simultaneously unsure how to pay their bills today and how to build a resilient business for tomorrow.

In a free webinar on May 12, 2020, Dr. Gary Beckman introduced two tools (available for download below) to help independent artists, arts businesses and emerging arts entrepreneurs create a basic crisis management strategy and actionable plan suitable for navigating both the health and economic crisis of today and the traditional crises that arts ventures encounter. These tools will help you assess the unique needs, challenges and goals of your arts venture to craft a plan that will enable it to survive and thrive in uncertain times.

Watch the webinar on our YouTube channel


About Dr. Gary Beckman

Beckman is the director of entrepreneurial studies in the arts for the Department of Music at NC State University, where he developed and administers the nation’s first and largest arts entrepreneurship minor. He co-founded and co-edited the world’s first academic journal on arts entrepreneurship education, edited the field’s first essay collection, “Disciplining the Arts: Teaching Entrepreneurship in Context,” and co-founded the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education (SAEE), which recently named its only research award in his honor.

Image of Dr. Gary Beckman teaching a course in arts entrepreneurship.

About the Department of Music

The Department of Music at NC State provides educational and performance opportunities for student and community participants through a variety of musical experiences and academic courses, with 18 curricular ensembles open to all NC State students, four minors and a wide range of affiliated student organizations. The department also serves as a cultural resource for the university and the greater community through performances and presentations offered by our students, our student/community groups and by our faculty.