Computer use in the performing arts: A current evaluation
Computers can be applied to the unique needs of the non-profit performing arts organization, for tasks such as contribution tracking, box-office, subscriptions, and donor management. Non-profit arts organizations have turned to the use of the computer because of growth in size, increasing amounts of information that needs to be organized and made accessible, and a necessity for control of financial areas, and marketing concerns. At the Theater Communications Group's 1980 conference on 'Computers and the Performing Arts,' three reasons for lack of computerization in arts organizations were illustrated: high costs, lack of information on computerization, and unavailability of software applications. The Arts Income Management System (AIMS was created, as a result of this conference, in order to meet the need for adequate and specific software. In this thesis, AIMS was evaluated to determine if it has succeeded as it was originally intended.