ERIC Number: ED203420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-20
Reference Count: 0
Making the Facility Work: The Massachusetts Experience.
Amory, Susan S. T.
A statewide survey of 60 college, high school, community, and private performance halls by the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities revealed that most are badly designed and architecturally inflexible. A Council consultant and staffperson personally examined each hall's stage, orchestra pit, dressing rooms, stage-area equipment, lighting, and box office. The survey results, including groundplans and photographs, have helped performers sponsored by the Council to adjust their shows to various facilities' shortcomings, and have also identified good performance halls to serve as models for those currently being built or remodelled. Besides adequate design and equipment, however, performance halls and other cultural facilities in Massachusetts also lack ongoing financing, coordination among facilities owners to avoid overlap or competition, and long-range programmatic, architectural, and financial planning. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Council for Arts and Humanities MA; Massachusetts
Note: Address to the Northwest Cultural Facilities Conference (Eugene, OR, March 20, 1980).