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“One of the best (and, sometimes, worst) things about being around young kids is how honest they are. A 3-year-old I know, for example, recently (and very sincerely) asked a visiting relative why he has such a fat belly. But at what age do kids start to realize that saying exactly what they think can hurt other people’s feelings?”
The inquiry will examine the handling of the school’s endowment, management of its largest asset (the Chrysler Building), the terms of the $175 million in debt the board took on for a new starchitect-designed building, and how things came to the point that a lavishly endowed insitution created to be tuition-free had to begin charging students last year.
More Private Funding Of UK Arts Will Make London-vs-Regional Imbalance Even Worse, Says Labour’s Shadow Culture Secretary
“[It] pulls information from databases with names of locations, people, organizations in the city at the time, as well as reference material about the early modern period in London. These data are layered on to the ‘Agas’ base map [from 1561]. So if you click on the Middle Temple building, for example, the map will give you an idea of what it is and how it was used, back when Shakespeare was around.”
The Vancouver Writers Fest is one of North America’s premier literary events. Each year, the society presents an annual six-day Festival in late October (including the Spreading the Word education program), the Incite reading series in the spring, plus other literary and fundraising events. Writers Fest activities attract more than 20,000 readers of all ages annually.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the financial and administrative operations of the Vancouver Writers Fest (VWF). This is a co-leadership position with the Artistic Director and the incumbents share responsibility for the overall success of the VWF and fulfilling its mission and vision. We are seeking an individual with a passion for the arts and the written word, strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated track record in team management, communication, financial management, fundraising, planning and administration and grant writing.
- participating in and supporting the Board’s ongoing development of policy and strategic direction;
- developing, managing and controlling the VWF operating budget;
- playing an active role in VWF fundraising initiatives;
- overseeing human resources including the functions of: marketing, media relations, fundraising, box office, volunteer management, and hospitality;
- overseeing VWF infrastructure and administrative and production needs;
- public sector grant writing;
- representing the VWF with outside organizations including government, other arts organizations and agencies.
Anticipated start date early June 2015.
The VWF offers a competitive compensation package, including benefits.
Please submit a cover letter and resume (in a single PDF or Word file) in confidence by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: April 17, 2015.
We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for interview will be contacted.
“Creating operas out of real events, whether in the recent or more distant past, is almost as old as the art form itself. It began in 1643 when Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, set in Rome in AD 64, was staged in Venice, though in the baroque and early classical operas that followed over the next century and a half, hard historical fact and more distancing fantasy were frequently inextricably merged.”
For Glass, the point is always process, the doing of the thing, more so than the result. And keeping that in mind, I’m inclined to let him define success here in his own terms: “If you don’t know what to do, there’s actually a chance of doing something new. As long as you know what you’re doing, nothing much of interest is going to happen.”
“There is clearly a tension between the varieties of “translation” happening all around us—every moment of every day, truly one of the fundamental activities that hold our world together—and the persistent recycling of platitudes about how this activity, so basic and ubiquitous, is impossible. If the platitudes are recalled more often than translation’s pervasiveness, it is only because translators are usually invisible, their work mysterious.”
“Over the last five years, processing power and huge corpuses of teaching data have given computers the ability to detect emotions and moods. Soon, perhaps, they will be able to recognize a sideline scuffle or a player’s shift in attitude. Combine that with sensors gathering crowd reactions, the movement and changes in velocity for players and passes, historical statistics that provide context for the game and a player’s performance—and now AI is starting to encroach on analysis as well.”
“Neil MacGregor transformed the reputation of the museum. It is now seen domestically and internationally as playing a vital role in understanding the human world – our shared past and present. And he achieved this without losing intellectual rigour. MacGregor has maintained the respect of scholars, and earned the esteem of modernisers – quite an accomplishment.”
“As a museum that supports artists of all stripes, we accept the risk that accompanies this engagement even though we recognize some projects may not live up to our own expectations,” said MoMA Director Glenn Lowry. Amid the bad press, the Björk show is tapping into a broader vein of anxiety about the direction of the venerable art museum.
“Writing for certain art magazines and blogs allowed me a Gatsbyian entrance into the lives of the extraordinarily wealthy. I got to interview art collectors, gallery dealers, models, artists, and designers who probably spend more on handbags than I do on rent. I’ve sipped champagne in a Bentley and feasted on caviar in penthouse apartments. Though I disliked some of the art I was assigned to cover, as a grad student I couldn’t really be choosy about what I wrote about. I wanted to get published, and getting paid to write, no matter the topic, felt like a blessing.”