Student engagement at the university box office

Encouraging Student Engagement at the Box Office

A Q&A with Bill Larson, Operations Manager at Washington University's Edison Theatre

Katie Rzendzian Member Spotlight

With a laundry list of university organizations that students are encouraged to join, it can be a challenge to attract and maintain an engaged student base. So, how do you keep students engaged and activated in their roles as university box office staff? Bill Larson, …

11 things you didn't know about the Endowment for the Arts

11 Things You Didn’t Know about the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities

(And Why Both Liberals and Conservatives Should Continue to Support the NEA)

Anthony Gordon Entertainment, News

On January 19, 2017, The Hill reported that the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities would be “eliminated entirely” under plans from incoming President Donald Trump. For many, this report was both shocking and heartbreaking. Because while the agency has faced attacks in the past, …

Live music publicity tips from NYC Publicist Leslie Hermelin

Advice from the Pros: Live Music Publicity 101

Veteran NYC Publicist Leslie Hermelin Shares Her PR Tips for Music Venues

Anthony Gordon Business Tips, Marketing, Music, Public Relations

People working in live music publicity know that the difference between success and failure depends on how effectively they market their shows. Social media marketing is crucial, as is maintaining your website and keeping all your listings up to date. Email marketing—cultivating lists of fans …

4 Effective Fundraising Ideas for High Schools

How Mater Dei High School finances their performing arts programs

Katie Rzendzian Member Spotlight

Bringing in the big bucks to keep your school’s most cherished programs afloat requires a healthy amount of fundraising. Fundraising plays a crucial role in any school’s efforts, particularly for performing arts programs, which are often the first to face budget cuts. Mater Dei High …

Vendini Members honored at the Best of the Fests Awards

Vendini Members Win Big at the Best of the Fests Awards

Anthony Gordon News

On November 21, 2016, the second annual Best of the Fests Awards took place in Santa Barbara, CA. Presented by FestForums, the professional festival-industry conference, the Best of the Fests Awards were created to recognize North America’s festivals in the areas of innovation, sustainability and …

Vendini's 2016 Holiday Music Playlist - Christmas (and Hanukkah) Jams

Vendini’s 2016 Holiday Music Playlist

Anthony Gordon Music

Once upon a time, there was a jolly old fat man with a big, bushy beard who travelled the world spreading joy and delivering gifts from his giant sack. His name was Jerry Garcia and sadly he passed away in 1995. But the great lesson …