And the Winner Is! Results of the 2014 AMT Lab Reader Poll

Thanks to all those who participated in the AMT Lab Reader Poll conducted this spring. As we wrap up the school year and look ahead to 2014-2015, the AMT Lab team will be using the feedback we received from you, our readers, to shape our research scopes for next year’s contributors. We continue to welcome comments and suggestions on what information would be most relevant for the management issues you face in your arts organization and how technology might help to address them. Contact the AMT Lab editor at or begin a conversation in the comments section below!

Question 1:

What technology challenges do you face in your arts organization? (check all that apply)

  • Lack of training
  • Insufficient funding
  • Outdated equipment/software
  • Not enough IT support staff
  • Insufficient time to learn new technologies
  • Organizational resistance to use of technologies

And the winner is: Insufficient Funding (67% of respondents)

Question 2:

What management problems do you need technology to solve in your arts organization? (check all that apply)

  • Analytics
  • Communication – internal (across departments, staff, stakeholders, etc. )
  • Communication – external (organization to constituents, general public, etc.)
  • Fundraising
  • Ticketing
  • Sales
  • Budgeting
  • Human Resources

And the winner is: TIE! Analytics and Internal Communication (64% of respondents)

Question 3:

What research would you like to see regarding social media? (check all that apply)

  • Management tools
  • Monitoring tools
  • Analysis tools
  • Platform reviews
  • Best practices

And the winner is: Analysis Tools (76% of respondents)