The 2018 conference takes place May 31 - June 2, 2018 in Houston, TX hosted by the University of Houston and the University of Houston - Downtown.
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Friday, June 1 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Teaching Sustainable and Resilient Practices

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Climate change and the host of problems it presents surround us, yet addressing climate change is seen as separate from our work.  Arts managers who embrace these challenges have an opportunity to become change agents, leading their communities in addressing climate change, energy independence, supporting the local community, and more. The arts have always lead innovation and new ideas, and just as climate change presents itself as opposing forces of drought vs. flooding and record heat vs. abnormal freezing temperatures, sustainable practices include no-cost solutions as well as high tech investments. Arts management students who want to live on a habitable planet should not have to make the choice of working in the arts or working in sustainability; they can do both, if we teach them. In fact, running a sustainable and resilient organization can provide financial savings, attract new donors, inspire innovative programming, and if sustainable practices are shared, they can influence the community to also work to address climate change. If the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum can find the courage to go solar, surely we can teach our students how to transform their arts organizations to become sustainable and resilient.

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Tina Newhauser

Faculty, Michigan State University
Ms. Newhauser is faculty at Michigan State University, teaching in the Arts & Cultural Management undergraduate and graduate programs as well as Head of the Stage Managment BFA program in the Department of Theatre. | Prior to joining MSU, Tina spent upwards of 27 years working as... Read More →

Friday June 1, 2018 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Tour Room - UH Downtown

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