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League webinar: “Returning to Performances with Live Audiences”

As orchestras begin to resume performing for live audiences, fresh opportunities to innovate have emerged in the new landscape of ticket-buyer behavior. On Wednesday, October 20 at 3:00pm Eastern/Noon...

October 19, 2021

Updated: League’s Noteboom Governance Center

Making up the governing body of an orchestra, board members are responsible for ensuring the health of the organization—and it’s important for board members to stay fully informed. The...

October 14, 2021

League releases latest findings from its Health and Safety Policies and Planning Survey

The League of American Orchestras has released the results of its field-wide Health and Safety Policies and Planning Survey, which reports on the vaccination, testing, and masking requirements that...

October 8, 2021

Introducing the League Legacy Society

Now more than ever, it is critical that nonprofits partner with donors to help them fulfill their philanthropic goals with gift planning that is mutually beneficial to the organization...

October 4, 2021

League receives $2.1 million grant from Mellon Foundation to advance equity and inclusion at orchestras in next phase of Catalyst Fund

The League of American Orchestras has received a $2.1 million leadership gift from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to continue work through the League’s Catalyst Fund, a grantmaking program...

September 22, 2021

Free webinar: “U.S. Artist Visas and International Travel in the Age of COVID”

After more than a year of canceled, postponed, or reimagined performances, U.S. orchestras, arts groups, presenters, and agents have resumed programming and planning for the 2021-22 season—only to find...

September 7, 2021

From the League: Update on Afghanistan National Institute of Music

On Aug. 25, the League of American Orchestras issued a statement from President and CEO Simon Woods concerning the Afghanistan National Institute of Music: The world is sadly aware...

August 26, 2021

League webinar: “Redefining the Donor Proposition”

While contributed income for arts organizations has held steady across the past 20 years, the number of donors making donations has declined, creating a riskier landscape for arts groups....

August 23, 2021

Wallace Foundation extends application deadline for $53 million initiative for arts groups of color

The Wallace Foundation has extended the deadline to apply for its new, $53 million initiative focusing on arts organization of color. The deadline for letters of interest is now...

August 16, 2021

Association of California Symphony Orchestras’ annual conference heads online, Aug. 2-6

As it did in 2020, the Association of California Symphony Orchestras’ (ACSO) Annual Conference https://www.acso.org/conference will take place online. This year’s event, with the theme “Coming Together, Breaking Through,”...

July 29, 2021