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Friday, May 31


The AI Era and Evolving Arts Management Accounting Practice and Instruction
Accounting is experiencing a seismic shift, as artificial intelligence-based software takes over repetitive tasks including transactional processing and audit testing. A quick internet scan will turn up hundreds of current articles admonishing accountants and bookkeepers to modernize their practices or be left behind. The collateral, of course, is the profound advantage to enterprises, including those in arts and culture, of embracing this revolution to re-strategize their deployment of scarce administrative resources

To what extent are Canadian arts organizations taking advantage of these innovations by adopting AI-based apps? How can college and university programs keep pace, preparing students to provide effective leadership in a rapidly evolving tech environment, and to instigate and manage transformative change in
workplace financial management practices?

Combining its specialized accounting practice with its depth of teaching expertise, the Young Associates team is uniquely positioned both to address these research questions and to develop and implement best practices.

Friday May 31, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm
Pyle Center, Room 332


Lessons from the Global South: Transforming Arts Management Curriculum Through Inclusion and Collaboration
The Brussel’s Manifesto on Arts Management united networks in North America, Europe, and Asia to help globalize arts management curriculum in an increasingly interconnected world. This session focuses on the importance of including the Global South in our international studies, and the expansion of professional networks. The facilitator will present practices and outcomes from global arts management studies in Latin America and Africa as a springboard for group discussion. Centering the Global South is seen as critical to imagining a global arts management curriculum capable of critiquing colonial legacies, disrupting white supremacy, and fortifying our efforts to achieve equity and inclusion in the arts.


Amy Shimshon-Santo, Head of Arts Management, Associate Professor

Head of Arts Management, Associate Professor, Sotheby’s Institute of Art at Claremont Graduate University

Friday May 31, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Pyle Center, Room 332


Examining the Arts Management Education Pipeline: A Content Analysis of Position Descriptions
This study assesses the current skill sets, credentials, and responsibilities required of arts management educators. Through discourse analysis of position descriptions for full-time arts management faculty, collected over two academic years (2017-18 and 2018-19), this study analyzes job titles, required and preferred qualifications and skills, and the tasks and responsibilities presented. The results of the study provide insight on current and future curriculum design of graduate arts management programs, ways to strengthen and diversify the workforce pipeline, and considerations for programs looking to hire in the near future.

Friday May 31, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Pyle Center, Room 332


Leading Change: Two Executive Leadership Transitions through the Lens of Cognitive Restructuring
This paper will first explore the concept of Cognitive Restructuring and the change process, and then use it to analyze the first year of employment of the new Executive Producer of the Utah Shakespeare Festival and the new Director/Curator of the Southern Utah Museum of Art. This unique opportunity presented itself when these two 501(c)(3) arts organizations in the small town of Cedar City, Utah, hired individuals from outside of the community to helm those organizations through a period of great reinvention and transition.

Friday May 31, 2019 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Pyle Center, Room 332
Saturday, June 1


Online Arts Administration Course Design for Active Student Engagement
This panel will engage in a dialogue about the delivery of arts administration courses in an online environment and through the lens of instructional design. It will start with the role of Instructional Designers and the assistance they can bring from across disciplines and various programs will be used as examples. The discussion will also be coupled with the tips, tricks, and strategies for building a course that delivers a quality education, engages students, provides balance to the faculty workload, and contributes to an active learning environment.

Saturday June 1, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm
Pyle Center, Room 332


Women in Entertainment: Outsider Influence, Career Strategies, and the Power of Narrative
No examination of Nashville’s music identity is complete without discussion of the significance of Music Row (“the Row”), a presence largely responsible for shaping that identity. Located in a midtown Nashville neighborhood, the Row is a music business center comprised of a number of recording studios, major record and publishing companies, performance rights organizations (SESAC, BMI, ASCAP) and offices of the American Federation of Musicians -- all physically located within the same vicinity. The role of women on the Row is an important part of the story of the Nashville music industry. “Therefore, this paper explores that story for two groups of women: (a) women in music business (non-artistic) roles and (b) women of color on and off the Row. Specifically, the paper examines the impact of outsider influence, career strategies, and narrative on those populations.

Saturday June 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Pyle Center, Room 309


Arts Managers on the Front Line: Addressing Emergency Preparedness in Arts Administration Curriculum
An argument is made that emergency management education specific to arts administrators—with a focus on the benefits and methods of preparedness—is a key step in addressing the issue of motivation and prioritization in emergency planning in the field. Two key learning objectives should be integrated into arts administration curriculum: the ability to create cross-sector community networks for increased resiliency and the ability to identify, and prepare for, modern threats relevant to places of culture. The paper also calls for the academic discipline to leverage practical field-level experiences with research opportunities to further explore what systems, and sub-systems, influence arts organizations’ vulnerabilities to emergency events.

Saturday June 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Pyle Center, Room 332


Preventing Disaster with Planning and Action!
Disaster planning prepares us for what is coming and protecting what we can. The recent UN climate report makes it clear that we are going to experience significant disruption, and warns that we have a small window in which to act to mitigate the very worst of what is possible, and can still save the planet and all living creatures. With this daunting news, this workshop addresses how to do more than watch and worry, and asks and answers the question of “How do we do our part and how do we inspire our students, administrations, and schools to do the same?

Saturday June 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Pyle Center, Room 332