It’s hard to overstate the challenges facing performing arts organizations. Audience levels haven’t returned to pre-pandemic levels, production costs are through the roof and fundraisers are grappling with a shrinking donor pool. Funders are doing all they can to keep organizations afloat in this tenuous environment. But grantmakers also remain committed to following through on[…]
By MCEArts Arts, Business, Culture, Philanthropy, Strategy Sep 24, 2023
Image By MCEArts Arts, Business, Culture, Mentorship, Strategy, Women of Color Nov 29, 2022
5 years ago Nache Snow interviewed Alison on her Studio 78 podcast. At the time McNeil Creative Enterprises (MCE) was 2 years old. Five years later, Nache asked to do a “where are they now” sorta interview. In this interview listen to Nache and Alison discuss how MCE has evolved. If you’ve worked with MCE,[…]
By MCEArts Arts, Business, Culture, Mentorship, Startups, Strategy, Uncategorized, Women of Color Nov 29, 2021
Alison was so excited to sit down for an interview on the Fluency with Dr. Durell Cooper podcast. They talked about everything from her career journey to what she does to cultivate MCE’s organizational culture. Take a listen to the interview here.
By MCEArts Business, Culture, Startups, Strategy, Uncategorized Nov 22, 2021
by Tonia Kallon, Creative Talent Acquisition Partner Year-end appeals. Performance reviews. Progress against goals. If these activities make your head spin, you’re not alone! The MCE team can relate. As one year comes to a close, it’s natural to feel a bit of stress as you look to finish strong. Read on for[…]
By MCEArts Arts, Business, Culture, Philanthropy, Strategy, Women of Color Sep 24, 2021
McNeil Creative Enterprises would like to send a major congratulations to our clients that are now the recipients of MacKenzie Scott’s latest funding initiative!! We are also extremely excited for our other friends and colleagues that were among the total recipients! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click here to read more about the funding decision!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
By MCEArts Arts, Business, Culture, Mentorship, Philanthropy, Strategy, Women of Color Sep 15, 2021
Alison was invited to join the Recording Academy. The academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Click here to learn more about the Recording Academy and the Class of 2021.
By MCEArts Arts, Business, Culture, Lifestyle, Mentorship, Philanthropy Sep 15, 2021
The Black Genius Foundation (TBGF) celebrates and invests in the intellectual and creative genius of Black artists, arts professionals and arts organizations. Check out the video to learn more.
By MCEArts Arts, Business, Culture, Mentorship, Strategy, Women of Color Sep 09, 2021
By Tonia Kallon, Creative Talent Acquisition Partner Job searching is hard whether you’re looking for your first role, career progression, or switching to a new industry. You apply to many jobs only to receive silence or the automatic “we’re moving forward with other candidates” message. Maybe you’re getting interviews but are finding it difficult to[…]
By MCEArts Arts, Business, Culture, Women of Color Jan 01, 2021
MCE was hired to lead and manage all elements of the executive search process for Dance/USA’s next executive director. MCE managed a people-centered search process that prioritized transparency, flexibility, active engagement, collaboration, trust, and consensus-building. After presenting Dance/USA’s Search Committee with 76 qualified candidates and demographic data to outline the search’s reach, Dance/USA’s Board unanimously[…]
By MCEArts Business, Culture, Lifestyle, Mentorship, Philanthropy, Self Care, Startups, Strategy, Uncategorized, Women of Color Oct 21, 2020
Alison was recently featured on Substantial Art and Music’s ARTdustry podcast. She is forever grateful to the Stan and Rachelle for creating a space for comfortable dialogue to flow. They are such AMAZING hosts! Listen to the episode here. Check out this great preview.