Kennedy Center to Assist New York Arts Groups

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The Kennedy Center, the Time Warner corporation, and New York City have created a program to assist mid-sized New York arts groups with management, the center announced last week.

The program, called Arts Advantage/NYC, will provide free guidance in planning, finances, labor relations, fundraising, and marketing through symposia, Internet discussions, and consultations. Organizations with annual budgets from $250,000 to $2.5 million are eligible. (Applications are available at www.kennedy-center.org/education.)

Arts Advantage/NYC is the latest of a series of management training initiatives from the center and its president, Michael M. Kaiser. These include a program launched last month that will bring together executives from orchestras around the country, a training program for board members, and collaborations with the governments of China and Mexico.

"The thriving and diverse New York arts scene is one that is admired internationally," Kaiser said, "but in this challenging economic environment, arts organizations need increasingly sophisticated managements to best serve their artists and their communities. I am deeply grateful to Time Warner Inc. for initiating this program that will address this need."

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