Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative

WED, FEB 24, 2010 (1:26:25)

Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser, author of The Art of the Turnaround: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Arts Organizations, speaks about current challenges and opportunities for arts organizations.

+ BIO: Michael M. Kaiser

Michael M. Kaiser has been President of the Kennedy Center since January 2001. He has expanded the educational and artistic programming for the nation's center for the performing arts, has overseen a major renovation effort of most of the Center’s theaters and has led the country in arts management training.

+ BIO: Susan S. Weiner

Susan S. Weiner, Executive Director of Georgia Council for the Arts, has degrees in Theatre Arts and Education and has worked as a professional stage actress regionally and internationally.

 She is an entrepreneur whose management consulting company, Weiner Associates, has worked with clients such as the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, General Electric and the state of New York on training, strategic planning, fundraising, and partnership development.

 Her career also includes serving as mayor of the city of Savannah from 1992 -1995 and as a counselor for the Small Business Development Center at the University of Georgia.