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Extra! Extra! Merger in the Arts

_Myth_: Arts organizations don’t merge well. _Truth_: When strategy, leadership and finances are aligned, unity has the potential to be catalytic. Last week, two national arts service organizations — the National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and DataArts — announced their merger, becoming SMU DataArts. As a longtime trustee of DataArts and a member of the advisory committee for NCAR, I’m excited about the prospect of stronger data tools and resources for arts and culture organizations. I also see the combination as an example to the sector of a merger dance well choreographed. What factors made it possible for these two organizations to unite? I highlight six here.
09 September, 2018
posted in capitalization, mergers, sustainability
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