Training Your CEO

It has long been the dirty little secret of the arts world that the majority of the people running the show don’t actually have any particular training in how the arts world works, or how running an orchestra differs from running, say, a textile mill. It’s not that most of these leaders are incompetent people, merely that they are almost forced to learn their job through trial and error. A new program in the UK is aiming to make better administrators out of the folks who run the country’s arts groups, and possibly to attract better leaders to the industry.