How easy is it to make the transition from being a performer to becoming the chief executive of an arts organisation?
Coreene Archer discusses the tensions and the strategies for success in the
Arts Professional magazine.
What happens when an artist with a passion to perform becomes the CEO of a company? Suddenly, where there was a single focus to your work – the creative development of the next piece – there are budgets, recruitment of staff and other seemingly far less thrilling tasks. The one thing you love to do, and the reason you entered the sector, is suddenly no longer the primary focus of your time.
In the contemporary world of work, there is a growing expectation that an employee, and particularly a leader, is able to do more than one thing well: to paint as well as manage a meeting well, or perform to a high standard as well as decipher a spreadsheet…
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