This does not simply mean finding new ways to support old processes. Rather, it means finding virtually any way to support what the work requires; and what is required and what is possible has expanded considerably.
AAR assists arts professionals to extend concepts and approaches informed by their artistic process systemically and systematically to key areas of leadership and transitions, audience and community development, relational fundraising and development, and board and volunteer roles and relationships.
Even when arts professionals lack resources, they find ways to cobble together the necessities. When they can find no one else to help, they find each other. While many in the field continue to try to make traditional models and approaches work for them, there are those finding their own approaches, with their own voices, and synthesizing new and more appropriate producing and operating responses. When encouraged and supported, aided and abetted, arts professionals’ innate entrepreneurial natures come to the fore.