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

Panel/Roundtable

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

- EDT
Envisioning the Post-Pandemic Landscape for Arts Leaders Arts
Jan Newcomb
Jan Newcomb
National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness & Emergency Response, Executive Director
Tom Clareson
Tom Clareson
Performing Arts Readiness project/LYRASIS, Director
Carol Foster
Carol Foster
The International Association of Blacks in Dance, Special Programs Associate

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

- EDT
The Creative Classroom: Engaging Students Through Collaborative Teaching and Experiential Learning
Maria Guralnik
Maria Guralnik
Purchase College, State University of New York, Assistant Professor of Practice
Janis Astor del Valle
Janis Astor del Valle
Purchase College, Assistant Professor of Practice in Arts Management
Dawn Gibson-Brehon
Dawn Gibson-Brehon
Purchase College, Assistant Professor of Practice in Arts Management
Melissa Forstrom
Melissa Forstrom
Purchase College, Assistant Professor of Arts Management

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.

- EDT
Graduate Research Collective as Informal Learning Pod in a Pandemic
Robin Gordon
Robin Gordon
The Ohio State University, PhD Student
Aelim Kim
Aelim Kim
The Ohio State University, PhD Student
Tamryn McDermott
Tamryn McDermott
The Ohio State University, PhD Student
Noor Murteza
Noor Murteza
The Ohio State University, PhD Student

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.

- EDT
Arts Consulting: What changed? What is changing? What still needs to change?
Diane Claussen
Diane Claussen
DePaul University, 3C Theatre Partners, Head of Theatre Management/Assistant Professor
Kevin Maifeld
Kevin Maifeld
Seattle University, Founding Director & Professor of the Arts Leadership
Debbie Chinn
Debbie Chinn
Anna Deavere Smith Pipeline Projects, Managing Director
Al Heartley
Al Heartley
ALJP Consulting, Principal

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

- EDT
Leveraging General Education Courses in Arts Management & Administration Undergraduate Programs
Susan Badger Booth
Susan Badger Booth
Eastern Michigan University, Professor & Program Director
Jeremy Peters
Jeremy Peters
Wayne State University, Assistant Professor of Music
Alain Zedrick Camiling
Alain Zedrick Camiling
De La Salle- College of Saint Benilde, Chair of the Arts Management Program
Robert Wildman
Robert Wildman
Withrop University, Associate Professor
Ursula Kuhar
Ursula Kuhar
Indiana University

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.