New Directions in Arts Administration: Who, What, Why & How New Directions in Arts Administration: Who, What, Why & How

Interactive Session

Monday, May 23, 2022

- EDT
Adapting from City Mouse to Country Mouse: Managing the Arts in Urban and Rural Communities
David Snider
David Snider
Skidmore College, Author of Managing Arts Organizations

Adapting from City Mouse to Country Mouse – How does arts management differ in urban and rural environments? What roles do arts organizations serve in rural vs. urban communities? What’s different and what’s universal? This session will compare the role of the arts in rural and urban communities. Attendees will learn about the strengths and challenges of each of these communities via research and real-world examples. They will also gain strategies in how to approach fundraising, programming, and organizational development depending on their environment. Based on a chapter from Managing Arts Organizations.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

- EDT
Shifting Our Focus: An Emotional Intelligence Curriculum for the New Arts Workforce
Dr. Rachel Shane
Dr. Rachel Shane
University of Kentucky, Chair, Department of Arts Administration
Lee Eachus
Lee Eachus
University of Kentucky, Department of Arts Administration, Director of Undergraduate Studies & Lecturer
Kathryn Starbuck Mullen
Kathryn Starbuck Mullen
University of Kentucky, Department of Arts Administration, Internship Coordinator & Lecturer

Over the last five years, the faculty of the Department of Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky have undergone an extensive review, evaluation, and curricular redesign process to address the needs of teaching Gen Z. This discussion will share the rationale, reasoning, curricular changes that have taken place at UK and the early outcomes of the redesign. Additionally, specific pedagogical practices will be discussed and shared during the session.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

- EDT
Inclusion and Engagement of Marginalized Students: "Starting from YES" as an Example of a Curb-Cutting Technique that Benefits All Students
Jim O'Connell
Jim O'Connell
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Associate Professor / Arts Management Coordinator

Seeking to establish a culture of respect, inclusion, and affirmation, our program makes the centerpiece of each course a student-defined project involving a real or imagined organization. When questions arise, the answer is yes, always yes, validating students' prior experience and enduring interests, enabling them to see themselves in roles once considered irrelevant or unattainable. This “curb-cutting” technique not only fosters inclusion and engagement of traditionally marginalized groups but makes the curriculum more accessible for all. After presentation of the example, participants will brainstorm ways in which they might regrade the "Big Steps" in their own curricula that trip up even promising students.

- EDT
Making a virtue of necessity: alternative online teaching environments
Annetta Latham
Annetta Latham
MacEwan University, Chair, Arts & Cultural Management Department, Coordinator Interdisciplinary Studies
Anne Frost
Anne Frost
Humber College, Program Coordinator and Professor

During the pandemic, professors have adopted tools that replace or improve upon classroom elements, such as Miro or Padlet in lieu of a blackboard or whiteboard, and Poll Everywhere or Kahoot to promote engagement on Zoom, as would a well-considered discussion in the classroom.
This practical session includes case story material of classroom and program elements that have been delivered online effectively via Gather.town, Kunstmatrix, and Sketch-Up, with “how-tos” and ideas about how to begin. Let’s make these available tools our own, modelling their appropriate use to peers and learners. Please join us for a session of play and learning!

Friday, May 27, 2022

- EDT
Hands-on with the Next Evolution of Cultural Management: Museum Masterclasses in Augmented and Virtual Reality
Laura-Edythe S. Coleman
Laura-Edythe S. Coleman
Drexel University, Professor
Heather McLaughlin
Heather McLaughlin
Drexel University, Arts Administration & Museum Leadership, Professor, Arts Administration & Museum Leadership Graduate Program

Witness “The Next Evolution in Museum Studies”! Join us for a live demonstration of “How do you handle objects?” - the pilot episode of a new immersive Museum Masterclass series developed in collaboration with the Arts Administration & Museum Leadership and Virtual Reality & Immersive Media programs and the Drexel Collection curators. This is an interactive session where participants will observe a virtual lesson on object handling through the “eyes” of a student, learn about the development process, and discuss potentials and challenges for virtual reality in cultural management education.

*Participants do not need an AR/VR enabled device to participate.