AbstractArts partnering offers metropolitan universities new opportunities to collaborate with local arts organizations for the enrichment of the cultural. life in medium size metropolises. This article outlines the basic steps to be taken while moving toward a collaborative relationship. The suggestions are supported by examples from successful short term alliances and continuing relationships. Ways to maintain ongoing collaborations are discussed with practical. suggestions drawn from experience. A listing of the major benefits derived from partnering are followed by factors that require attention in order to attain successful outcomes.
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