Café Arts

CUarts’ Director and School of the Arts Professor Gregory Mosher spoke on Monday, October 5 about why major performing arts institutions may be headed for deep trouble – and why young people should be running them.  Excited listeners began a rich conversation about their perspectives on the future of the arts.  Continue the conversation here!

Check out the video of the event, courtesy of Rob Brink (’08GS, ’10SoA):

0:55 – 10:43  History of Arts Organizations and Non-Profits in the U.S.

10:43-19:00  Scary Numbers

19:00 – 27:25  What’s Wrong With This Picture

27:25 – 34:39  Hope for the Future

34:39 – 39:59  4 Things We Have to Do

40:32 – 53:22  Audience Discussion


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3 Responses to Café Arts

  1. Paul says:

    I would really love to watch this video in its entirety but for some reason cannot watch more than a few seconds without it stalling for up to 20 or 30 seconds. If there is a transcript or a better video link, I would appreciate any info of how to access it. Thank you.

  2. cuarts says:

    Hi Paul – so sorry you are having trouble! From our end, the video looks like it’s working fine. You could try viewing the video on our Vimeo page: We’re working on a transcript, and will post it here as soon as it’s available.
    Julia Bloch, Events & Outreach

  3. I have difficulties viewing your blog on my Dell netbook screen. Is there a skinier version of the blog I could look at?

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