PRJC: Call for Grant Proposals

January 18, 2021 In: PRJC News

The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research announces the March 2021 Grant Cycle The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research is a division of the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music. The Center’s research and programming emphasizes the 21st Century evolution of the innovative ensemble, influenced by both the […]

The Bridgestone Group: Making Sense of Uncertainty

January 11, 2021 In: Sound Bits

As arts organizations continue to navigate the uncertainty and instability created by the pandemic, political, and social unrest, The Bridgespan Group has created a robust resource for non-profits: Making Sense of Uncertainty: Nonprofit Scenario Planning in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Created by Lindsey Waldron, Robert Searle, and Alexandrea Jaskula Ranga, the resource provides a clear process to […]

Wallace Foundation: Navigating Uncertain Times

January 4, 2021 In: Sound Bits

As we enter a new calendar year, many arts organizations are looking ahead to what programming might look like for summer 2021 and beyond. Given the unknown trajectory of COVID-19 and continued civil unrest, a great deal of uncertainty exists around what might or might not be possible in the coming months and years. Recent […]

Orchestras Reimagine the Holidays

December 21, 2020 In: Sound Bits

The month of December usually brings highly popular holiday programming from performing arts organizations across the country. From the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s long-standing Holiday Pops Series to Holiday Brass performances at the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, these performances often attract audiences young and old to concert halls across the country. With the […]

Wallace Foundation: The Alchemy of High-Performing Arts Organizations

December 14, 2020 In: Sound Bits

The Wallace Foundation, through its focus on Building Audiences fo the Arts, recently published a report, The Alchemy of High-Performing Arts Organizations. Released in August 2020, the study and report were completed by Dr. Zannie Voss and Dr. Glenn Voss. Dr. Zannie Voss is is Director of the National Center for Arts Research as well […]

Wallace Foundation: Reimagining the Future of the Arts

December 7, 2020 In: Sound Bits

The Wallace Foundation is known for its commitment to helping cultural organizations develop and grow their audiences. Lila Wallace, co-founder of the Foundation, believed that “the arts belong to everyone,” a phrase that guides the organization’s commitment to audience development work. The foundation uses three guiding questions to frame its audience development work:  Can arts […]

Grantee Spotlight: Transient Canvas

November 30, 2020 In: Ahead of the Beat, PRJC News, Sound Bits

The article below was written by Amy Advocat, Executive Director of Transient Canvas, a 2018 Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research Grant Recipient. Boston-based contemporary duo Transient Canvas is on a mission to revolutionize the modern concert experience. Since 2011, their innovative performances have been praised as “superb” by the Boston Globe and “disarming” […]

Planning for the Unknown. Again.

November 16, 2020 In: Sound Bits

In addition to my role at the PRJC, I serve as the Music Director of a summer music program for high school wind, brass, and percussion students. In the May 11th (Shifting the Paradigm: Reflections on Contingency Planning)  and August 24th (Follow Up: From Program Pivot to Program Creation) SoundBits, I shared lessons learned and […]

Announcing the Fall 2020 PRJC Grant Recipients

November 9, 2020 In: PRJC News, Sound Bits

The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research is proud to announce five new projects that have been awarded funding through the PRJC Grant Program. The grant committee received a wealth of excellent proposals for innovative projects and researching surrounding the Center’s focus on anti-racism work in the musical arts ecosystem and the achievement of […]

From Collaboration to New Business Models

November 2, 2020 In: Sound Bits

A common thread of the last eight months has been the opportunity for new and unique collaborations. While the damage to our profession from physical isolation is still unknown, what was lost has also spurred innovative and compelling work. From a virtual opera created by a team of fifty across four continents, to the New […]