The Business of the Arts - Sundays at 6pm - KHPR/KKUA/KANO

The mission of this weekly one-hour program is to illuminate the business of operating non-profit arts organizations in Hawaii, examine other nonprofit organizations whose work contributes to or enhances the Hawaii community, and focus on organizations or institutions that have a bearing on the activities of nonprofit arts organizations.

Financing of the arts is a mystery to most people. People complain that the cost of tickets/admission keeps going up, whether it's for Ballet Hawaii, Hawaii Opera Theatre or the Honolulu Museum of Art. But if you tell someone that the cost of that ticket does not come close to paying for the event or exhibition, they are surprised.

With the retirement of Bob Sandla, Judy Neale, who produced the first five years of the program, has become the host, and is hoping to continue the high standards set by Bob in the course of his tenure.

About the host:
Judy has been professionally involved in the Hawaii arts scene since the early 1980s and has comprehensive knowledge of the business of the arts in Hawaii and elsewhere. She's served on the staffs of Hawaii Opera Theatre, Ballet Hawaii, Bishop Museum, the Honolulu Symphony, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. She's been on the HPR staff since 1998, serving as Director of Promotion, and in that capacity produces the touring national live programs that HPR brings into the state, including Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, From the Top and A Prairie Home Companion. Her interest in music has extended to her volunteer life, and she serves as a lecturer for selected Hawaii Opera Theatre productions.

Our theme song is 'Golliwog's Cakewalk' by Claude Debussy.

Host of the Business of the Arts, Judy Neale

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