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Reviews by the Professionals
"Finally, a financial text for arts managers! With this resource,
the myth of the "flaky arts sector" takes another hit.
Mandate-driven organizations do an extraordinary amount of work with few
resources. The information in this book will help arts management students
and life-long learners to do the best possible job in managing these
resources. Well-written, well-organized and accessible, Finance for the
Arts in Canada needs to be in every arts management classroom and on every
arts manager's bookshelf across the country. I am using it at the
University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus with undergraduates in the arts
management program, with great feedback."
- T. Anne Frost, Sessional Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts - Arts
Management, University of Toronto
"Emerging arts managers and established professionals alike will
benefit from having a copy of Finance for the Arts in Canada by their
side. Heather's ability to easily explain all aspects of finances and
accounting-particularly from a Canadian perspective-is to be applauded.
Her commentary, practical advice, and real-life examples make this manual
a must-read for arts managers and board treasurers."
- John Watson, General Manager, Theatre Direct Canada
"This Canadian resource book is a wonderful guide for arts
administration students, seasoned professionals who want to brush up on
their finance knowledge, or volunteer leaders who want a crash course on
financial strategic planning for their non-profit organization. Practical
case studies and easy to follow exercises included in the book makes the
learning process easy."
- Jane Gardner, General Manager, Blyth Festival
"In the arts, things are rarely as simple as 2+2=4. But for those
of us responsible for that one essential constant, a balanced bottom line,
Finance for the Arts in Canada is an invaluable resource ... thorough,
clear, and to the point. Four stars."
- Jini Stolk, Executive Director, Creative Trust (and former Managing
Director, Toronto Dance Theatre)
"Finally and at long last, arts organizations have a step by step
guide to managing the financial side of their organizations, which can be
shared with everyone in the office. I just wish I'd had something like
this when I started out in arts administration."
- Angela Rebiero, Publisher, Playwrights Canada Press
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