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

Presentation

Monday, May 23, 2022

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Tackling DEI Head-On through Experiential Learning Partnerships
Pamela Yau
Pamela Yau
Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Assistant Teaching Professor, Arts Administration and Museum Leadership

With the rise of social justice movements such as Black Lives Matter and Stop Asian Hate in the past several years, it is important to consider how as an arts administration educator one may address the associated DEI issues through the structure of the current curriculum of your program. One approach is to develop an experiential learning partnership with an established arts and cultural organization that is currently working to address these DEI issues in the field. Professor Pamela Yau will share her case study of a year-long partnership she developed with arts advocacy organization, Final Bow for Yellowface, which works with major performing arts organizations to present culturally representative portrayals of Asian culture and people as well as advocating for the end of the racist practice of "yellowface" on stage.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Data, Pressing Needs, and Biggest Challenges for Institutions and Researchers: Insights from the Field
Lee Ann Scotto Adams
Lee Ann Scotto Adams
Strategic National Arts Alumni Program (SNAAP), Executive Director
Jennifer Novak Leonard
Jennifer Novak Leonard
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Research Associate Professor and Research Director of the Arts Impact Initiative in the College of Fine and Applied Arts; SNAAP Board Vice President & Research Director
Ximena Varela
Ximena Varela
American University, Associate Professor & Program Director; President, Association of Arts Administration Educators
Jonathan Kuuskoski
Jonathan Kuuskoski
University of Michigan, Chair, Department of Entrepreneurship and Leadership; Director, EXCEL Lab School of Music, Theatre & Dance

The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) presents key highlights from the SNAAP focus group report - a synthesis of insights collected via conversations with faculty and administrators in fall 2021 to take stock of the information and data needs of post-secondary institutions providing training in arts, design, arts administration and related creative fields.

What can be learned from SNAAP’s field-wide conversations? What systems can be put in place to better support arts administration students and educators as they adapt new technology and respond to big changes in the field? Engage in a broad discussion around data and information needs germane to current and future arts administrators and educators about post-secondary artists and designers’ training and the future of artists and arts administration careers.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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ArtPass.link
Julie Goodman
Julie Goodman
Drexel University, Associate Professor

This session explores a community-engaged project embedded in an interdisciplinary graduate course. The course supported an initial partnership and pilot project between a consortium of five mid-sized cultural organizations and a university, with the goals of expanding and sharing audiences, building inter-organizational connections, and developing a cooperative virtual reality platform. Attendees will discuss the project’s fit in arts management curricula, intersections of community-based (external to the University) and interdisciplinary (within the University) projects, the future of arts management education, and ways in which arts management education connects policy to practice.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Who and How – A European-American armchair tour of COVID, resistance and resilience.
Leonie Hodkevitch
Leonie Hodkevitch
University of Vienna/Austria, Clearly Culture, Program Director Cultural Management at University of Vienna, EU
Dee Boyle-Clapp
Dee Boyle-Clapp
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Director of the Arts Extension Service

Who stepped up during Covid? How did they do it? Who created opportunity? COVID’s waves temporarily devastated entire sectors around the globe, while nationalism and a rise in authoritarianism clashed with movements to undo racism and systemic inequities. The stories that will be remembered will be who made a positive difference.  

Join Leonie Hodkevitch, writer and University lecturer in Vienna/Austria and Thessaloniki/Greece, and Dee Boyle-Clapp, artist and docent at UMass Amherst, for a miniature European-American tour of how different locales addressed the pandemic through the role of arts in helping people cope, come together, resist, and become resilient.

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A Tale of Two Productions: Adapting Pedagogy for Experiential Courses
Shannon Lacek
Shannon Lacek
Drexel University, Assistant Teaching Professor

This session is a case study of two very different quarters of the same course, one fully remote synchronous and one in-person in the same year. Producing for Live Entertainment is an experience-based course designed to familiarize students with all aspects of producing a live entertainment event. But what happens when experiential courses that require extensive planning and hands on training are forced to become remote? How did students react, participate, and thrive similarly or differently in both situations? While the pandemic may end, what lessons from these pivots will inform the pedagogy of experiential learning going forward?

Friday, May 27, 2022

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Opportunity amidst a crisis
Victoria Steele
Victoria Steele
University of New Brunswick, Content Developer and Instructor, Contemporary Arts and Cultural Management Certificate
Richard Hornsby
Richard Hornsby
University of New Brunswick, Director, Centre for Musical Arts

Learn how this Canadian university designed and launched the first cultural management program in the Atlantic region during the COVID era, fully online with contemporary new experiential content for emerging administrators.  This timing allowed the program leadership to design the certificate from a clean slate allowing for creativity, new methodology, and inclusion of new contemporary content relevant to issues faced by the arts and culture sector in that region in 2021-22 (Covid recovery, digital realities, indigenous and IBPOC priority, changing business models and revenue generation, changing nature of work).   After the presentation, the team will invite feedback and input from those in attendance as it prepares to evaluate the first year and make refinements for the second year.