From the Executive Director

Dear CultureSource Members,

Recently at SphinxConnect, I facilitated a conversation among CEOs of national arts service organizations for orchestras, choruses, and chamber musicians about affecting change in the cultural sector. And during recent trips to New York and Washington, D.C., I met with peers leading other national associations—museums, arts presenters, operas, and state arts agencies—to glean insights about what makes and sustains an impactful alliance.

Across all of these conversations, one thing has become clear to me: whether in Detroit, Ann Arbor, or NYC, everyone's business model is being flipped and re-evaluated due to rapidly changing demographics, political instability, and ever-rising states of wokeness.

As YOUR local service agency working through our own changes, we are using an adaptive approach to supporting you in relevant ways, and, to that end, we are preparing a fresh set of programs and resources for you, which for instance includes our recent launch of the Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility’s online listing of accessibility features at regional institutions.

You should also know that those nationwide service organizations offer resources relevant to your daily and long-term aspirations for development, too:

Best wishes and, please, keep in touch. We certainly will!