Access, diversity, equity, and inclusion in cultural organizations : insights from the careers of executive opera managers of color in the U.S. /

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Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group,, United States ; United Kingdom, p.1 online resource (119 pages). (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst02020202, (OCoLC)fst02020403, (OCoLC)fst02020404, African American opera company executives, Biography., bisacsh, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers / General, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities, fast, Opera company executives, Pacific Islander American opera company executives, United States


Includes bibliographical references and index."Low ticket sales, an aging audience, a shrinking donor base, rising costs -- opera is in crisis. Moreover, there is a stifling lack of diversity among opera executives with over 90% of US opera's executives identifying as White. Opera in Australia, Canada, and the U.K. reveals similar problems. What if an inability to recruit and retain diverse executives is a key source of opera's challenges? If more diverse opera executives existed would the art form overcome its struggle to appeal to contemporary society? Given that diversity is often the key to unlocking innovation, what solutions to opera's challenges might emerge from more diverse executives? This is the first research book to investigate the careers of diverse executives and identify factors that advanced or impeded their careers. By examining the barriers, opportunities, strategies and experiences in the careers of executive opera managers of color in the U. S., it interrogates the impact of social identities on arts managers' careers and explores how opera might attract and retain more diverse arts managers to ensure its future. It will also serve to inspire Arts Management students who may view their class, disability, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation as a liability in their pursuit of executive careers in Arts Management"--Antonio C. Cuyler, Ph.D. is Director of the MA Program and Associate Professor of Arts Administration at Florida State University, USA.Print version record.