Ep. 10 - It needs a little more sanding.

June 8, 2017
00:0000:00

Welcome to #UTWA - your weekly unstructured time with art.

In this episode, Sara and Sommer have opinions. We talk about post-show discussions and the gap between donors' perceived and actual giving. Also, Sara interviews Sommer about the process of bringing a new play to life, and Sommer works to derail Sara's story about building a hula hoop.

If you have any ideas for songs or monologues about food, tweet at us - or audition for Sommer's cabaret.

 

Find us on Twitter @SaraKAllDay and @Sommerrenae, and check us out @UTWApod on Twitter and Facebook!

 

You can find the topics we discussed today listed below:

Playwright Threatens Fines Over Post-Show Discussion of His Play (http://www.onstageblog.com/columns/2017/5/24/david-mamet-doesnt-want-you-to-talk-about-david-mamet-after-seeing-a-david-mamet-play)

New Study: Donors Are Much Less Generous Than They Think (http://www.afpnet.org/Audiences/ReportsResearchDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=44051)

Hula Hoop Make Night (https://thewalters.org/events/event.aspx?e=4712)

The Walters Art Museum (https://thewalters.org)

Station North Tool Library (http://www.stationnorthtoollibrary.org/)

Ep. 9 - Irregular people.

May 27, 2017
00:0000:00

Welcome to #UTWA - your weekly unstructured time with art.

In this episode, Sara and Sommer welcome Kate Loar, fellow nonprofit professional, to join the conversation for our first deep-dive episode. This week, we focus specifically on development and the current contention between the donor-centered fundraising model and the community-centered fundraising model.

Find us on Twitter @SaraKAllDay and @Sommerrenae, and check us out @UTWApod on Twitter and Facebook!

 

You can find the topics we discussed today listed below:

How donor-centrism perpetuates inequity, and why we must move toward community-centric fundraising (http://nonprofitaf.com/2017/05/how-donor-centrism-perpetuates-inequity-and-why-we-must-move-toward-community-centric-fundraising/)

How to Get the Wealthy to Donate (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/12/opinion/sunday/how-to-get-the-wealthy-to-donate.html)

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Dr. Robert Cialdini (https://www.amazon.com/Influence-Psychology-Persuasion-Business-Essentials-ebook/dp/B002BD2UUC)

Why this retiree living in a modest brick house decided to give away $4 million (https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/why-this-retiree-living-in-a-modest-brick-house-decided-to-give-away-4-million/2017/05/19/280daec4-3be7-11e7-a058-ddbb23c75d82_story.html)

May Be Best Not To Suggest A Donation (https://artshacker.com/suggest-a-donation/)

Ep. 8 - Menacingly twiddling their thumbs.

May 20, 2017
00:0000:00

Welcome to #UTWA - your weekly unstructured time with art.

In this episode, Sara and Sommer discuss audience engagement, pay-to-play auditions, and the salaries of Broadway stars.

POLL: Would you prefer a jalapeño beer or a jalapeño margarita? Tweet at us.

Find us on Twitter @SaraKAllDay and @Sommerrenae, and check us out @UTWApod on Twitter and Facebook!

 

You can find the topics we discussed today listed below:

EDITORIAL: Is it time to stop talking about audience engagement? (http://philadelphiadance.org/dancejournal/2017/05/11/editorial-time-stop-talking-audience-engagement/)

The Great Debate: Should Auditions Cost the Dancer? (http://www.dancemagazine.com/should-auditions-cost-the-dancer-2314475256.html)

The Official Playwrights of Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2351514659/)

How Much Money Do Broadway Stars Earn? (http://broadwaytour.net/how-much-money-do-broadway-stars-earn/)

Ep. 7 - That’s how Sara always dances.

May 16, 2017
00:0000:00

Welcome to #UTWA - your weekly unstructured time with art.

In this episode, Sara and Sommer talk about censorship in children’s theater, women breaking barriers in dance, and what New York City’s new cultural funding model might mean. Also, Sara gets excited about dinosaurs and Sommer’s cat is descended from a mountain hare.

Find us on Twitter @SaraKAllDay and @Sommerrenae, and check us out @UTWApod on Twitter and Facebook!

 

You can find the topics we discussed today listed below:

A Q&A with Jaysen Wright About His Role in ‘Smart People’ at Arena Stage (http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2017/05/05/magic-time-seen-angry-black-man-qa-jaysen-wright-role-smart-people-arena-stage/)

Al Roker, Napping at the Opera, Whips Up a Storm (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/02/arts/music/al-roker-sleeping-at-der-rosenkavalier-opera.html)

Was Boston Children’s Theatre Censored for Pushing Boundaries? (http://www.artsintegrity.org/was-boston-childrens-theatre-censored-for-pushing-boundaries/)

Nightmare on Backstreet (http://flashbacktheater.co/nightmare/)

Sign of the Times: City Ballet’s Ashly Isaacs Laces Up Her Sneakers (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/10/arts/dance/new-york-city-ballet-ashly-isaacs-laces-sneakers-for-the-times-are-racing.html)

Michelle Dorrance (http://www.michelledorrance.com/)

Arts Groups on Edge as New York City Re-evaluates Cultural Funding (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/arts/design/deblasio-museums-cultural-plan-funding.html)

ArtsWave (http://www.theartswave.org)

Cost disease in the arts: what does it mean? (http://www.artsjournal.com/worth/2017/05/cost-disease-in-the-arts-what-does-it-mean)

McNeil Music Center (http://www.mcneilmusiccenter.com/)

‘Rare as winning the lottery’: New dinosaur fossil so well-preserved it looks like a statue (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/05/12/rare-as-winning-the-lottery-new-dinosaur-fossil-so-well-preserved-it-looks-like-a-statue)

NatGeo Mountain Hare (https://www.instagram.com/p/BT-1FJBjx3f/?taken-by=natgeo)

Ep. 6 - Maybe we’re just hungry.

May 11, 2017
00:0000:00

Welcome to #UTWA - your weekly unstructured time with art.

This week, Sara and Sommer #buckleup for #UWTA in Baltimore - our first ever podcast recorded in the same room! We discuss our trip to Arena Stage to see Smart People, the idea of Consensus Organizing, the Tony nominees, and the American Visionary Art Museum's Kinetic Sculpture Race.

Find us on Twitter @SaraKAllDay and @Sommerrenae, and check us out @UTWApod on Twitter and Facebook!

 

You can find the topics we discussed today listed below:

Arena Stage (http://www.arenastage.org/)

Smart People, directed by Seema Sueko at Arena Stage (http://www.arenastage.org/shows-tickets/the-season/productions/smart-people/)

Tony Awards 2017: The Full List of Nominations (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/02/theater/tony-awards-nominations-list.html)

American Visionary Art Museum (http://www.avam.org/)

AVAM’s Kinetic Sculpture Race (http://www.kineticbaltimore.com/)

Ep. 5 - We’re not side dishes!

May 2, 2017
00:0000:00

Welcome to #UTWA - your weekly unstructured time with art.

In this episode, Sara and Sommer talk about sound design, vibrant arts communities, and how the findings from the National Assessment of Educational Progress compare with our own experiences. In addition, we are fun people who like bike parties and are interested in hosting air guitar championships.

Find us on Twitter @SaraKAllDay and @Sommerrenae.

NEW: Check us out @UTWApod on Twitter and Facebook!

You can find the topics we discussed today listed below:

Breaking: Tony Awards Announce Return of Sound Design Categories; Union Releases Statement! (http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-Tony-Awards-Announce-Return-of-Sound-Design-Categories-20170424)

What Is Sound Design, and Why Did It Lose Its Tony? (http://www.playbill.com/article/what-is-sound-design-and-why-did-it-lose-its-tony)

In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Next_Room_(or_The_Vibrator_Play))

The Top 20 Most Vibrant Arts Communities in America (2017) (http://mcs.smu.edu/artsresearch2014/articles/blog-white-papers/top-20-most-vibrant-arts-communities-america-2017)

SMU National Center for Arts Research (http://mcs.smu.edu/artsresearch2014/)

Missoula Children’s Theatre Tours (http://mctinc.org/mct-tour/)

Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music (http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/04/25/525444055/nations-report-card-finds-mixed-grades-for-u-s-students-in-visual-arts-and-music)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids (http://www.bsomusic.org/education-community/young-musicians/orchkids.aspx)

Baltimore Bike Party (https://baltimorebikeparty.com/)

Air Guitar World Championships (http://www.airguitarworldchampionships.com/)

Ep. 4 - The pizza place happens to have artwork.

April 26, 2017
00:0000:00

Welcome to #UTWA - your weekly unstructured time with art.

In this episode, Sara and Sommer talk about highlights from The Lost Episode, an issue with internships, and what's so cool about collaboration. We also talk about what's new with us, in case you were wondering.

Find us on Twitter @SaraKAllDay and @Sommerrenae. (Yes, you'll find an acro picture.)

 

You can find the articles we discussed today listed below:

'Charging Bull' artist says 'Fearless Girl' violated his rights (https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/04/12/charging-bull-artist-says-fearless-girl-violated-his-rights/100378556/)

The Charging Bull Sculptor Is Right. Fearless Girl Should Go. (http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2017/04/12/the_charging_bull_sculptor_is_right_fearless_girl_should_go.html)

Not Your Grandpa's Circus: The Big Top Makes Room For Experimental Companies (http://www.npr.org/2017/03/04/518372234/not-your-grandpas-circus-the-big-top-makes-room-for-experimental-companies)

Internships threaten diversity in the creative industries (http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/internships-threaten-diversity-creative-industries)

University of Cincinnati’s Arts Administration Graduate Program (http://ccm.uc.edu/theatre/arts_admin.html)

2017’s Collaboration Prize Winner Can Teach a Thing or Two (https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/04/20/non-profit-collaboration-prize-2017-winner)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Pulse Series (http://www.bsopulse.org/)

Danville, Kentucky’s Gallery Hop Stop (http://www.dbc-arts.org/?page_id=60)

Getty Center Museum Evacuated After Phoned Bomb Threat (http://laist.com/2017/04/18/getty_bomb_threat.php)

Los Angeles’ Getty Center To Reopen After Bomb Threat (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/los-angeles-getty-center-bomb-threat_us_58f7049de4b05b9d613e5dab)

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore (http://www.associated.org/)

ArtsWave (http://www.theartswave.org/)

Kentucky Gives Day (https://www.kygives.org/)

Ep. 3 - The Lost Episode

April 22, 2017

This episode was not recorded on April 15, 2017 due to technical difficulties. 

This podcast was sponsored by Self Care. Take a moment and enjoy being home.

Links we discussed:

Public Performance Art Piece (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythm_0)

Women in Classical Music: Some Good News, Some Bad News (https://sharpsandflatirons.com/2017/04/13/women-in-classical-music-some-good-news-some-bad-news/)

'Charging Bull' artist says 'Fearless Girl' violated his rights (https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/04/12/charging-bull-artist-says-fearless-girl-violated-his-rights/100378556/)

The Charging Bull Sculptor Is Right. Fearless Girl Should Go. (http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2017/04/12/the_charging_bull_sculptor_is_right_fearless_girl_should_go.html)

STEAMPUNK SHAKESPEARE: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Presents TITUS ANDRONICUS, 10/20-11/11 (http://www.broadwayworld.com/cincinnati/article/Cincinnati-Shakespeare-Company-Presents-TITUS-ANDRONICUS-1020-1111-20121003)

Not Your Grandpa's Circus: The Big Top Makes Room For Experimental Companies (http://www.npr.org/2017/03/04/518372234/not-your-grandpas-circus-the-big-top-makes-room-for-experimental-companies)

** April the Giraffe’s baby was born **

Theatremakers ‘scared to admit mental health problems for fear of losing work’ (https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2017/theatremakers-scared-admit-mental-health-problems-fear-losing-work/)

Misty Copeland Injured And Out Of Action (But Another Star Makes A Surprise Appearance) (http://www.artsjournal.com/2017/03/misty-copeland-injured-and-out-of-action-but-another-star-makes-a-surprise-appearance.html)

Injured Hilary Hahn Cancels Additional Concerts (http://www.wqxr.org/#!/story/hilary-hahn-cancels-additional-concerts/)

Upcoming Conferences:

AFP (http://afpfc.com)

TCG (http://www.tcg.org/Events/NationalConference.aspx)

Americans for the Arts (http://convention.artsusa.org/schedule)

NAMP (http://namp.americansforthearts.org/namp/get-smarter/conference/about-the-conference)

APAP (http://www.apapnyc.apap365.org/News/Pages/APAPNYC-post.aspx)

Other Upcoming Events:

Tony Awards (tonyawards.com)

 

Ep. 2 - Give us a silver medal

April 12, 2017
00:0000:00

Welcome to #UTWA - your weekly unstructured time with art.

In this episode, Sara and Sommer talk about charitable giving, nonprofit accountability, and what the heck is going on with Renée Fleming. Also, we've included a BONUS LINK about how to read a 990. Things are getting crazy up in here.

Find us on Twitter @SaraKAllDay and @Sommerrenae.

You can find the articles we discussed today listed below:

The Problem With Modern Philanthropy (https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/03/the-problem-with-philanthropy/520989/)

Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Harlan County switches to solar power (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/04/06/the-coal-mining-museum-in-harlan-county-ky-switches-to-solar-power/)

Flashback Theater's Let's Play Program (http://flashbacktheater.co/education/)

Charitable Giving Report: How Nonprofit Fundraising Performed in 2016 (https://institute.blackbaud.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2016-Charitable-Giving-Report.pdf)

Giving Tuesday (https://www.givingtuesday.org/)

Jacob's Pillow Dance (https://www.jacobspillow.org/)

Arena Stage (http://www.arenastage.org/)

Smart People, directed by Seema Sueko at Arena Stage (http://www.arenastage.org/shows-tickets/the-season/productions/smart-people/)

The Diva Departs: Renée Fleming’s Farewell to Opera (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/05/arts/music/the-diva-departs-renee-flemings-farewell-to-opera.html)

Hold Up! Renée Fleming Is Not Retiring From Opera (http://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2017/04/06/522876028/hold-up-ren-e-fleming-is-not-retiring-from-opera)

A Hushed Departure at the Met Museum Reveals Entrenched Management Culture (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/02/arts/design/met-museum-campbell-resignation-brodsky-coburn.html)

Public Performance Art Piece (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythm_0)

Guidestar (https://www.guidestar.org)

How to Read the IRS Form 990 (https://www.npccny.org/new990/)

Light City Baltimore (http://lightcity.org/)

Ep. 1 - I’m so glad you were here for this.

April 1, 2017
00:0000:00

#BUCKLEUP and welcome to #UTWA - your weekly unstructured time with art.

In this episode, Sara and Sommer talk about the NEA, AFP, and popular entertainment such as Beauty and the Beast and The Voice. We also take some time to introduce ourselves and explain why this podcast is going to be a fabulous adventure. Enjoy, and thanks for being here with us!

Find us on Twitter @SaraKAllDay and @Sommerrenae.

You can find the articles we discussed today listed below:

A Conservative Case For Why Trump Should Fund the Arts (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/27/a-conservative-case-for-why-trump-should-fund-the-arts.html)

Can Programs That Help the Military Save the Federal Arts Agencies? (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/arts/design/nea-walter-reed-military-art-therapy.html)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra vows to raise $75 million in next 5 years (http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2017/03/27/PSO-pittsburgh-symphony-foundations-budget-heinz-endowments-eden-benter/stories/201703270133)

If We're Going to Cast Movie Stars in Musicals, It's Time to Bring Back Dubbing (http://www.vulture.com/2017/03/beauty-and-the-beast-proves-its-time-to-bring-back-dubbing.html)

The Voice’s Empty Promise of the American Dream (https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/03/the-voice-and-the-american-dream/520884/)

Master Musicians Festival (http://mastermusiciansfestival.org/)

Flashback Theater Company (http://flashbacktheater.co/)

Why Are There So Few Male Fundraisers? (http://www.afpnet.org/Audiences/MemberNewsDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=42416)

AFP's Top Story on Women's Day Turns Heads, Sparks Backlash (http://www.nonprofitpro.com/article/afps-top-story-womens-day-turns-heads-sparks-backlash/

Broadway Producers Reckon With A Crowded Season (http://www.npr.org/2017/03/26/521399191/broadway-producers-reckon-with-a-crowded-season)