Arts, Culture & Humanities

Tony Award Productions Uses The Patron Edge for 2009 Tony Awards® Ticketing
June 3, 2009

Charleston, S.C., June 3, 2009 — Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), today announced that Tony Award Productions, a joint venture between The Broadway League, Inc. and The American Theatre Wing, Inc., has selected The Patron Edge® to record ticketing history, process credit card transactions and manage reserved seating for its 63rd annual awards program recognizing Broadway productions and performances.

New England Center for the Performing Arts Leverages Brainshark to Attract Donors for $33 Million Capital Campaign
June 2, 2009

WALTHAM, Mass., June 2, 2009 — Brainshark, Inc., a leader in on-demand presentations, today announced that the New England Center for the Performing Arts is the latest grant recipient in the Brainshark Non-Profit Program. With the grant, the center will leverage Brainshark to create high-impact, on-demand multimedia presentations to increase awareness and galvanize volunteers and prospective donors.

Art Institute President Sees Potential in Free Admission
May 27, 2009

May 27, 2009, The Chicago Tribune — Encouraged by the completion of the new Modern Wing and seeking "a comparable dream," the president of the Art Institute of Chicago said Tuesday he wants to build a case for a new effort -- a massive fundraising drive to open the museum to the public for free.

Beyond Philanthropy, Lenfests Show Personal Commitment
May 11, 2009

May 10, 2009, The Philadelphia Inquirer — When Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest sit still long enough to accept the Philadelphia Award this week, it will be entirely appropriate to fill the air with honorifics and superlatives:

The big cash behind the expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music. On track to become the most generous donors in the history of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

UK Museums See Visits Rise Amid Budget Cuts
April 30, 2009

April 30, 2009, The Financial Times — More than a third of UK museums and galleries have received more visitors since last autumn’s intensification of the economic downturn – in spite of having to deal with cuts in their budgets.

A Real Vision in Gray
April 29, 2009

April 29, 2009, The Washington Post — Richard Koshalek, new director of the Hirshhorn Museum -- the Smithsonian's home for modern and contemporary art -- has a reputation as a man who makes change happen. "Richard is a wild man. Awesome, amazing and brilliant. . . . That word visionary does apply to certain people," says Diana Thater, a video artist who's a force on the Los Angeles scene.

Money Talk at Conventions for Museum Professionals
April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009, The Philadelphia Inquirer — When roughly 5,000 museum professionals from across the country descend on Philadelphia this week for two conventions, they will represent institutions that exhibit everything from Old Masters to old rocks.

Support From the Philadelphia Music Project Brings 118 Events to the Philadelphia Region
April 21, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, April 21, 2009 — The Philadelphia Music Project (PMP), a program of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, has awarded $1,179,675 to 19 local music organizations in support of 118 concerts and residency programs spanning traditional and contemporary forms of classical, jazz, and world music. This year's grants will make possible world premiere performances of 15 new compositions and Philadelphia premieres of 61 additional works. In all, nearly 1,000 instrumentalists, conductors, vocalists, and composers will participate in these funded projects; 12 ensembles and soloists will make their Philadelphia debuts.

Ballet Theater Gets $5 Million Gift
April 17, 2009

April 16, 2009, The New York Times — American Ballet Theater announced on Thursday that it had received a gift of $5 million from Toni and Martin Sosnoff.