Wanted: 'Guardian ad litem' for cultural facilities
Andrew Taylor blogs about the complex issues surrounding the creation of large civic facilities. Falls right into GIA's capitalization discussion. Plan for building and equally important is realistic planning for years of operation.
But the more I study and learn about large-scale civic investments like performing arts centers, museums, or the like, the more I perceive a different dynamic. It's not that everyone at the table is opportunistic and hell-bent toward their own agenda (although, that may be the case from time to time). Rather, it's that everyone at the table has a sincerely different vision for the outcome, and a different lens on what would make it successful.