Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Since March 2020, arts administrators have relearned the ABCs of dynamic decision-making and leadership skills to keep their organizations alive and resilient. Panelists Jan Newcomb (National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response), Tom Clareson (Performing Arts Readiness project) and Carol Foster (International Association of Blacks in Dance) discuss the “who’s, what’s and how’s” of successful responses to the pandemic and provide information, tools, and best practices to demonstrate “why” arts leaders need to build their organization’s resilience to future crises and changing environments. Topics will touch on and include examples of necessary core competencies in critical functions of management.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Faculty from Purchase College overview and discuss creative approaches to arts management pedagogy in undergraduate education supported through cross department and campus partnerships. Innovative teaching that integrates diverse perspectives, current field practice, hands-on discovery and public performance opportunities generates student engagement and self-efficacy key to academic and post-college success. Models of collaborative and responsive course design fostering cross-disciplinary knowledge, program planning, project management and interpersonal and public communication skills will be shared along with impacts on diverse participants including instructors, campus and external partners.
In this session, PhD students propose the graduate research collective and annual research exhibition as opportunities for informal learning, strengthening relationships, expanding networks, and building confidence in exhibition management and participatory research practices.
In the last two years, the arts community has experienced widespread shutdowns, layoffs, the Great Resignation, DEI demands and responses, government relief funds, organizations and industry closures and re-openings, new programming models, financial uncertainty and exhaustion. As a result, consultants are conducting searches, researching and predicting sales trends, and audience preferences, offering DEI workshops and more in-depth H.R. trainings, and leading strategic planning processes. A panel of four arts consultants will present the significant changes they are observing and experiencing in their own work and in the field, and share what is inspiring and activating arts consulting requests and practices.
Friday, May 27, 2022
Cash cow or knowledge bearer? How are General Education courses integrated in and impacting our programs? Are we designing courses to attract new students, share unique field knowledge to the broader campus community, or some combination? How are we competing with other general education arts offerings? Come join us around this emerging research topic and share your own stories about general education at your own institution.