Module 1

"Development of Organizational Skills"

"Development of Organizational Skills"


The main purpose of this module is to point out the importance of organization in theatre, but also to point out of self–organization importance and planning. The main goal is to arrange thoughts, time, energy, resources available and tasks in a structured way to efficiently accomplish goals. To be successful in any work, it is necessary for an individual to know how to meet targets, to work independently, to prioritize and plan.

Watch and discuss

By the end of this module, you should be able to...


  • Organization desining
  • Essence of planning
  • Type of plans
  • Definition of technical rider elements
  • Leadership skills
  • SWOT analysis
  • PET analysis


  • Writing of projects
  • Analytical thinking
  • Assertive communication
  • Conversation skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Stress resistance
  • Constructive ideas
  • Resource planning


  • Organization does not “kill” creativity
  • Modeling of organization structure is creative job
  • Making constructive decisions is the absence of stress
  • Planning is the first and then writing



Organization as a skill is old as theatre.

Organization needs to provide artists resources of the realization of the play.

Theories of organization can be divided into classical or neoclassical.



Classical theories of organization focus on productivity and goals, bureaucracy, and strict hierarchy in the organization.

The classical theories of organization are focused on meeting the needs of employers.

Neoclassical theories of organization deal more with people’s motivation rather than tasks.


Management Function

If an organization needs help to secure resources, management give us direction, mission, and vision.

Function of management are:


During the project, artist needs to know what they are doing, what are the objectives of the projects.

Organization is a skill. Management is the science.

Every artist during the project must know the goals of the production/project.

In which way theories of organization helps you improving your skills?

In which way theories of organization helps you improving your skills?

Without a plan, a goal is only a wish.

Improving analysis skills

Rationalizations of budget

Definition of priorities

Setting the deadlines

Time management

Decision making

Development and design of organization

Better research of social environment that impact on organization

Better analysis of strengths, threats, opportunities and weaknesses

Human recourses

In which way theories of organization helps you improving your skills?

In which way theories of organization helps you improving your skills?

Write down the goals of your art organization.

If you set goals, you will be able to better define the mission of you orgnaization.

Goals should be realistic.

Artists invent ideas while the organization helps them to realize them.

The program policy reflects the goals of the organization. With program policy, the project is presented to the public.

Modern approaches of organization creates better atmosphere in the team and they are more efficient.

Decision making process in agile management support the flexibility and adjustment to the situation or issue.

Make a  long-term and short-term plan of your project.
Write the statutes of organization and set up the target group.

Finding the job systematization.

Consider the position of the organization in your community.

Possibilities for better problem solving.

Technical rider contains all technical elements for the realization of the projects.

Using soft skills communication is the best way to establish good relationships with the team.

Always have in mind your strengths and transform your threats to opportunities.


Organization and personal development

Write the structure of one of your working days in an art organization.

Set up activities.

The next day look at the outcoming of the plan.

Make a project plan based on your activities.

The knowledge in the field of organization improves the work on project.

The organization allows artists to now where are they are going.

Good time management and planning reduces risks.

Use of digital competences in project realization. 

The Role of Arts Management in Modern World

The Role of Arts Management in Modern World

Tamar Tavkhelidze

Grigol Robakidze University, Tbilisi, Georgia


The presented article aims to show new approaches in the arts management. Also here are given those circumstances that make impact on arts organizations, why arts management was allocated as separate discipline?! The article defines the most important role of arts management in modern art world, skills which arts managers have to use and its difficult everyday work. Before you develop and organize to execute your plans, you need to assess the larger issues facing the arts organization. It is necessary to analyze the potential impact of key environments that any business must consider when trying to realize its mission. Here will be reviewed the sources for information that can assist the arts manager in his quest for knowledge.



  • Determine the mission of your project
  • Make a realization plan, from rehearsals to the premiere
  • Make a plan of technical realization
  • Make a budget
  • Make a marketing promotion plan


  1. Project writing skills for better possibilities of applying for grants to various foundations and donors.
  2. Management of projects in stressful situations.
  3. Positioning organization on the local culture map.
  4. Recognize the possibilities of the project.
  5. Know the environment in which theatre is working.
  6. Improving your organizational and communication skills helps you increasing relationship with stakeholders and donors.
  7. Development of organization management in crisis circumstances.


Do not forget the goals

Action Plan

Step 1

Brainstorm ideas, and choose topic

Identify your challenges and write them down

Create realization plan.

Research the skills needed to be improved

Step 2

Write down all you need to
realize your project.

Do the SWOT analysis.List the steps to reach each

goal, prioritize the tasks,

and create a schedule
for them.


Step 3

Use SMART analysis: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time bound.

Think what are the best promoting channels of your project and plan them in advance.

GO ahead!