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

Zoom 5.23 - 1

Monday, May 23, 2022

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.