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Michael Kaiser, former president of the Kennedy Center and current chairman of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, has been knick-named “the Turnaround King” for his work with many institutions. He recently published a new book about the rapidly and radically changing arts world, and not all of it is glowing.
He states that the arts are an essential ingredient to all great communities, but he is dubious about organized art institutions’ ability to survive. Why? The threats are not solely economic, but also stem from changing trends in technology, audience, donors, demographics, government support, the rise of alternative forms of entertainment, and the lack of arts education.