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Session 4 [clear filter]
Friday, May 31

10:45am CDT

Programming, Producing and Curation in Arts Management Education
This session will engage attendees in active discussion on arts events and exhibition planning, producing, and evaluation as relevant to a robust arts management curriculum along with student, program, and community benefits. Presenters will ask attendees to share their knowledge and experiences regarding how this topic is manifest in their respective programs, and, if applicable, in their work with local cultural communities. The discussion will also explore how this topic is represented in the Graduate and Undergraduate AAAE Standards for Arts Administration Program Curricula.

Friday May 31, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
Pyle Center, Room 325/326

1:15pm CDT

Teaching Artistic Programming and Curatorial Decision-Making Process with Constrained Optimization and Voter Preference Models
How arts organizations and their leaders select specific works or artists is the subject of many case studies, but there is less guidance on the systematic processes of decision-making across diverse art forms in diverse organizational settings. This presentation will help equip arts administration educators with tools conveying curatorial decision-making as a constrained optimization process in a collaborative decision process.


Roland J. Kushner, Associate Professor of Business & Business Program Director

Associate Professor of Business & Business Program Director, Muhlenberg College

Friday May 31, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm CDT
Pyle Center, Room 325/326

2:45pm CDT

The Revolution is Inclusion: Trends in Arts, Education, Accessibility, and Disability
One in five Americans has a disability. There is a strong probability you know someone with a disability and have learners with disabilities in your classes and programs. How can our attitudes, practices, and administration reduce real (and perceived) barriers to participation? Given the spectrum of disability, how can we implement more universal design strategies to ensure people can access, understand, and make (personal) meaning from the information we are conveying and experiences we are creating? This session encourages you to change the way you think about and engage people with disabilities while giving you tools to advance a revolution for disability inclusion.

Friday May 31, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
Pyle Center, Room 325/326

4:30pm CDT

Advancing Pedagogy with Open Source Technology: An Interactive Workshop Demonstrating the Use of Google and Other Open Source Systems to Create and Apply Community-Sourced Data and Mapping Tools
Today’s arts leaders must look at our world from multiple perspectives and scales. To transform our students into successful arts managers, arts administration educators can provide them with contemporary tools to manage their practice. Understanding the geography of cultural communities and how they relate to demographic, civic and urban development data is an essential tool for our students to engage with the larger issues facing arts administrators today. At the core, through  presentation, discussion and interactive workshop, we desire to empower educators, students and arts leaders to utilize these tools to further their organizational missions; and to deepen their practice in understanding the current landscape of our field.

Friday May 31, 2019 4:30pm - 5:45pm CDT
Pyle Center, Room 325/326
Saturday, June 1

10:45am CDT

Connecting Artistic Practice, Foundational Skills in Arts Management, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the Arts - A New Model.
What does the model for training a 21st century artist look like? This question is at the core of a summer research project to develop a series of case studies based on the arts management & entrepreneurial activity of Miami Alumni. These case studies will test the efficacy of the model that the new program and curriculum are built on.

Saturday June 1, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
Pyle Center, Room 325/326

1:00pm CDT

The Impacts of Investing in Creativity: Longitudinal Outcomes of Artist Professional Development for Individual Artists and Their Community
The Culture Wars of the mid 1990s ultimately resulted in significant funding reductions for American artists.  The ensuing crisis for artists inspired the Ford Foundation to commission the Urban Institute to study the environment of support mechanisms for artists. Culminating three years of research, the Institute published its report Investing in Creativity in 2003. Building on this research a coalition of arts and culture funders launched Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC), a ten-year philanthropic experiment to create change in the American support system for artists. In 2008, as a part of a partnership funded through the LINC initiative, Artist INC was intentionally designed to address the Investing in Creativity report for artists residing in Kansas City.  From its inception, Artist INC was research-based and data driven. The survey instruments utilized acquired a significant amount of information on artist tools and skills, financial and legal practices, and attitudes. The resulting database includes one of the most detailed longitudinal data sets of practicing artist conditions post-professional development intervention in the United States. Utilizing this database, this session will explore the transitions of individual artists and their community across a five-year trajectory and propose directions for future pedagogical development based on the analysis.

Saturday June 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Pyle Center, Room 325/326

2:30pm CDT

Stackable Certificates: Path to an Innovative Masters’ Degree in Arts Administration or Curricular Chaos?
This session explores the challenges and lessons learned when creating a new masters’ degree program in Arts Administration. With the aim of reimagining the educational experience of graduate students, the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University advanced an innovative, college-wide structure for the new graduate program: students complete the Foundational Certificate in Arts Administration, choose a Stackable Certificate that specifically aligns with their arts career interests (including the disciplines of Dance, Music, Theater, Art & Design, Museum Studies, and Film), and complete a required professional internship to earn a Master of Arts Administration. This session will delve into considerations of resources, curriculum, interdisciplinary partnerships, innovation and entrepreneurship, and potential contributions to the future of arts administration education.

Saturday June 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm CDT
Pyle Center, Room 325/326