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Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca 2015 The University of Akron School of Law

Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca

Ryan G. Vacca

Authorship, and hence, initial ownership of copyrighted works is oftentimes controlled by the 1976 Copyright Act’s work made for hire doctrine. This doctrine states that works created by employees within the scope of their employment result in the employer owning the copyright. One key determination in this analysis is whether the hired party is an employee or independent contractor. In 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court, in CCNV v. Reid, answered the question of how employees are distinguished from independent contractors by setting forth a list of factors courts should consider. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did not give further ...


Working Class Theater Nw, Christina Hughes 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

Working Class Theater Nw, Christina Hughes

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Master's Projects and Theses

This project details the development of a small, community theater, in Tacoma, WA: Working Class Theater NW. Disparity between the audience that exists in Tacoma and the theater designed to serve that audience creates space to re-conceptualize the role of theater in the region. The power of drama to engage in communal problem solving is often undermined by reliance on money and thematic disassociation from the issues of every day life. Engaging citizens through stories that reflect and expand on lived experiences, such as economic uncertainty and social diversity, removes the necessity of power and privilege to gain access to ...


What Constitutes "Success" For Professional Musicians?, Jonathan M. Brown 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

What Constitutes "Success" For Professional Musicians?, Jonathan M. Brown

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

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Crowdfunding In Museums, Melanie R. Bump 2014 Seton Hall University

Crowdfunding In Museums, Melanie R. Bump

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The successes of websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo have propelled the popularity of crowdfunding and have made it a viable mode of fundraising in museums. Museums have used crowdfunding to raise funds for a wide variety of purposes including purchasing property, construction, disaster recovery, exhibition production, educational programs, and artifact conservation. An increasing number of museums have launched campaigns through various crowdfunding websites, experiencing varying degrees of success. In order to use crowdfunding as an effective fundraising tool, it is important to understand all the factors that contribute to the overall achievement of a crowdfunding campaign.

This thesis describes ...


American Orchestras And Their Utilization Of Mobile Technology For Increasing Revenue, Derek Hawkes 2014 Southern Methodist University

American Orchestras And Their Utilization Of Mobile Technology For Increasing Revenue, Derek Hawkes

Engaged Learning Collection

The purpose of this research was to gather data from the largest American symphony orchestras that maintain readily-available mobile applications. Specifically researched are the sets of data regarding revenue intake. Our hope was to assess the utilization of mobile technology in order to establish grounds for determining return-on-investment (ROI). However, the data collected revealed that American orchestras are not properly recording effective measurements to the extent that ROI analysis is possible.


Conscientious Conservation: Global Collaboration, Leadership Development, And 21st Century Fundraising, Maria E. Gonzalez 2014 SelectedWorks

Conscientious Conservation: Global Collaboration, Leadership Development, And 21st Century Fundraising, Maria E. Gonzalez

Maria E Gonzalez

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Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans: A Time Of Transition, Christy A. Hedlund 2013 University of New Orleans

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans: A Time Of Transition, Christy A. Hedlund

Arts Administration Master's Reports

As part of the degree requirements for a Master of Arts in Arts Administration, this paper is an analytical discussion of my experience and observations as an intern for the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, LA from January to June 2013. The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a non-collecting, multidisciplinary arts center dedicated to the presentation, production and promotion of contemporary art.

With a shift in executive leadership, changes in staff, and a plan for rebranding the image of the organization, the CAC finds itself in a period of great transition. This paper will examine the various effects of ...


A Report On The New Orleans Center For Creative Arts, Justin Shiels 2013 University of New Orleans

A Report On The New Orleans Center For Creative Arts, Justin Shiels

Arts Administration Master's Reports

In order to maintain relevance, arts organizations must continuously evolve to fulfill the needs of an ever--‐changing consumer landscape. The following paper documents Justin Shiels’ internship with the New Orleans Center of Creative Art (NOCCA), in furtherance of the degree requirements for the Master of Arts in Arts Administration. NOCCA is a regional, pre--‐professional arts training center that offers students intensive arts and academic instruction. Through analysis of current operations, SWOT analysis, and best practices model, this report will explore the core competencies for established arts organizations and the methods of shifting from a good organization to a ...


Denver Art Museum: Creating Interactive And Educational Experiences In The Museum Setting, Sarah Clinton 2013 University of New Orleans

Denver Art Museum: Creating Interactive And Educational Experiences In The Museum Setting, Sarah Clinton

Arts Administration Master's Reports

The following report documents my internship at the Denver Art Museum from June to August 2013 in Denver, Colorado. This report is a result of my work with the multiple divisions in the Education Department. I worked in depth with a variety of programs, which facilitated and encouraged new and exciting methods of education to a wide range of audiences. This report will be an in depth examination of the effectiveness of interactive educational programing by first discussing the goals and purposes of each one. There will then be an explanation of the intern’s responsibilities and observations within the ...


The Alabama Ballet: A Master's Examination Report, Alison Heath 2013 University of New Orleans

The Alabama Ballet: A Master's Examination Report, Alison Heath

Arts Administration Master's Reports

This report investigates the successes and shortcomings of an established and financially stable arts organization, and analyzes the position of the organization within the greater whole of the arts community. Alabama Ballet is a 501(c)(3) taxexempt non-profit organization located in Birmingham, Alabama. Alabama Ballet strives to offer high quality, professional dance in the state of Alabama through dance programming, education programs, and outreach efforts. The exploration and discovery took place during a 480-hour Internship while working as an Administrative Intern within the organization. This report explores the strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions for organizational improvement based on studies and ...


Mobile Museum Of Art, Glenn Bingham 2013 University of New Orleans

Mobile Museum Of Art, Glenn Bingham

Arts Administration Master's Reports

The following internship report is an investigation of the organizational structure of the Mobile Museum of Art from January 2013 to August 2013. During the internship, I was able to work in several different capacities, from volunteer coordinating, to marketing, to programming. This report analyzes several aspects within these fields, including the organization’s brand, marketing strategies, and educational structure as they shift under new management. Based on my observations, I will offer recommendations for programming, marketing, and volunteer management, and compare the current structure to best practices of other museums and similar organizations. Through this extensive analysis I will ...


89.9fm Wwno - New Orleans Public Radio: An Internship Report, Hallie Sheck 2013 University of New Orleans

89.9fm Wwno - New Orleans Public Radio: An Internship Report, Hallie Sheck

Arts Administration Master's Reports

This report is the result of multiple positions I held during a period of time with WWNO 89.9 FM, New Orleans Public Radio. The bulk of the information that lent to the analysis of this organization was gathered during a six month long internship, from January 2013 until June of the same year, totaling 480 hours. Before beginning this internship, however, I was hired by the station to be a student worker, and since the completion of the internship, have continued my work as a contracted development and membership assistant. Thus, the scope of this report spans more than ...


Ogden Museum Of Southern Art: An Internship Report, Jane Marie Dawkins 2013 University of New Orleans

Ogden Museum Of Southern Art: An Internship Report, Jane Marie Dawkins

Arts Administration Master's Reports

The following internship report is a documentation of my work with the Ogden Museum of Southern Art from January through April 2013. I worked closely with the Museum departments of Education and Development, as well as the Deputy Director. This report is an analysis of the different business and management methods of the organization and their fidelity to best museum practices. I will analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the museum. I will also touch on the recent history of the Museum; what I observed currently; and the direction I see the museum heading in its future.


Southern Rep (Internship Report), Marlene Thian 2013 University of New Orleans

Southern Rep (Internship Report), Marlene Thian

Arts Administration Master's Reports

Since its inception in 1986, Southern Rep has maintained a formidable reputation for providing quality artistic programming as a nonprofit theatre company. Despite this status, dwindling government funding for arts in the United States combined with a decline in earned revenue and audience attendance has impacted Southern Rep’s operations. The result is an increased need for development and fundraising activities.

The purpose of this report is to document my internship with Southern Rep from September 4, 2012 through June 5, 2013. My assessment is written from the perspective of an Arts Administrator functioning in a development capacity. By identifying ...


From So-So To Sofabulous: Southern Food And Beverage Museum, Jennifer Stierman Edwards 2013 University of New Orleans

From So-So To Sofabulous: Southern Food And Beverage Museum, Jennifer Stierman Edwards

Arts Administration Master's Reports

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization opened in 2008 as a “nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South.” Today, in 2013, it is pushing for a more global scope as The SoFAB Institute, now “dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and culture of the world through the eyes of the South!” The changes in its mission statement reflect its proposed transition. It hopes to evolve from a local tourist ...


Andrew Bae Interview, Richard Park 2013 DePaul University

Andrew Bae Interview, Richard Park

Asian American Art Oral History Project

Bio: While Andrew Bae is situated in Chicago, he has clients from all over the globe. Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Andrew Bae picked up on the business of galleries after attending school and studying chemistry and worked as a chemist for several years. Although his gallery is in one of the more desirable locations of River North, he doesn't seem to carry that many artists. He prefers a limited selection of artists (around 10) as he feels there is more personal connection with his artists especially as a gallery owner. Though the business is changing, Andrew ...


The New Orleans Ballet Association, Brooke Alicia Barrios 2013 University of New Orleans

The New Orleans Ballet Association, Brooke Alicia Barrios

Arts Administration Master's Reports

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the central issues and management structure of the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA), apply them to industry best practices, and make recommendations for improvement. The initial investigation occurred during a 480-hour internship in the Education Department from January-April 2013, under NOBA’s Executive Director and Education Coordinators. The thesis is enhanced through a prior 240-hour practicum in the Development department and position as Site Monitor for the Pre-Professional Program, which provided hands-on experience. The thesis will show a working knowledge of the organization, reflection on its practices, and a look towards the ...


A Report On An Internship With The Wall Street Zhongwen, Jiayin Guo 2013 University of New Orleans

A Report On An Internship With The Wall Street Zhongwen, Jiayin Guo

Arts Administration Master's Reports

The following internship report is based on my experience as administrative assistant to the Principal of Wall Street Zhongwen (hereinafter referred to as “WSZ”) during the spring semester of 2013. Wall Street Zhongwen is a Chinese-language school with a multifaceted mission and staff. It is based in the Financial District of New York City in the heart of Wall Street culture.

I will focus on a critical, descriptive analysis of the organization with a S.W.O.T analysis, best practices of educational institutions comparisons, and recommendations for the development of Wall Street Zhongwen.


The New Orleans Museum Of Art: Connecting A Cultural Legacy To The Community Through Interpretation And Audience Engagement, L. Sullivan 2013 University of New Orleans

The New Orleans Museum Of Art: Connecting A Cultural Legacy To The Community Through Interpretation And Audience Engagement, L. Sullivan

Arts Administration Master's Reports

The following report is the result of an internship with the oldest fine art institute in the city of New Orleans. I had the opportunity to work at the New Orleans Museum of Art within the Department of Interpretation and Audience Engagement. Over the course of this internship, I observed the staff of this prolific organization create and facilitate educational experiences and public programming relating to special exhibitions and the permanent collection while appealing to all ages and supporting the Museum’s mission. This report seeks to summarize the history of the institution, outline particular programs, and to define the ...


San Antonio Museum Of Art: Addressing The Needs Of Cultural Consumers In The 21st Century, Katherine Hoffpauir Marquette 2013 University of New Orleans

San Antonio Museum Of Art: Addressing The Needs Of Cultural Consumers In The 21st Century, Katherine Hoffpauir Marquette

Arts Administration Master's Reports

In January of 2012, I began an internship with the San Antonio Museum of Art. At the time, the Education Department was engrossed in an audience research study, designed to strengthen the Museum’s understanding of its constituents. This study was my entry-point into the organization and where all my efforts were focused over the course of my internship. This paper includes: an organizational summary; an account of my internship experiences; a SWOT analysis; a review of industry best practices; and recommendations based on observations acquired over the course of my internship.


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