ARMG 217

Performing Arts Management

Prerequisite: ARMG 105. In this seminar, students gain an understanding of the various aspects of managing performing arts organizations. Topics covered include cultural policy; governance, mission, capacity building, and personnel management; the role of development, fundraising, and grant writing; programming, audiences, and marketing; strategic planning; financial management; capital planning; evaluation of outcomes; non-profit status, tax and legal issues for organizations; and education and lifelong learning. Teaching will be both theoretical and practical, employing case studies, and by the end of the course, student arts managers will have developed a portfolio associated with the topics covered that will serve them in their pursuit of internships and employment with performing arts organizations. Offered alternate years. III.W, V.6a

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