Dr. Brann Wry, Director of the Performing Arts Administration program at NYU. He brought the real life challenges that Arts organizations have in the economy and how we, as Arts advocates, can meet those challenges with sound business decisions in order to perpetuate a thriving Arts community.
How are the arts re-igniting your community and sparking innovation and creativity in your local schools?
Frankly, I'd like to see more emphasis on Arts programming in the local and borough levels. I'd like to see a broad spectrum of neighborhoods involved in local projects such as theatrical and musical performances and visual displays of creative projects. There are pockets of these projects around the Boroughs but it needs to become more widespread which will enable a wider participation to explore creativity. The flip side has equal importance by the exposure to Art and to see the creative experience manifested. Therefore, striving toward the objective to instill the understanding of the need and importance of Art in our lives.