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Thursday, June 1


Ugh, A Group Project!
Ugh! A Group Project!
Kevin Maifeld, Patrick Kelsey, Rachel Shane, Anne Frost

From the AAAE standards, “students need to understand concepts of leadership and group dynamics in order to understand how to adapt to the ever-changing environments in which they will work.” This panel discussion will address the concept of student collaboration and group dynamics in the arts administration classroom. It will begin with a presentation of AAAE-membership wide survey results reporting on how the membership is currently utilizing group work and the related pros and cons. Additionally, an analysis will be conducted to investigate how group work leads to achievement of project goals, as well as addressing the learning outcomes which appear in course syllabi. The panelists will highlight, more specifically, how their programs approach teaching collaboration in the face-to-face and online classroom. With these case studies, the panelists will offer a cross-section of the body of knowledge related to teaching collaboration. Lastly, the panel will conclude with a discussion of how we connect theory with practice in order to lead students to “understand planning as a people-intensive, collaborative learning process” and move from being able to “describe the collaboration” process to being actively engaged students in the learning process as is described in the AAAE Graduate Standards.

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Anne Frost

Program Coordinator, Humber College Institute of Technology and Applied Learning
Anne Frost began her arts management career in the 1980s at Keyano Theatre, Fort McMurray, Alberta. Moving to Toronto, she worked at the Toronto Theatre Alliance on the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, and at Jeunesses musicales as Ontario Executive Director. After earning her Master’s... Read More →
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Patrick Kelsey

Professor, Savannah College of Art and Design
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Kevin Maifeld

Professor & Director, Seattle University
Kevin Maifeld is the Founding Director and Professor of the Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Arts Leadership programs at Seattle University and a Senior Consultant with Arts Consulting Group. Kevin holds an MFA degree in Arts Management from the University of Alabama... Read More →
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Rachel Shane

Chair, Department of Arts Administration, University of Kentucky

Thursday June 1, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
QMU Montgomery Room Queen Margaret Dr, Musselburgh EH21 6UU, UK


International Internships: Nightmare or Nirvana
International Internships: Nightmare or Nirvana
Rose Ginther, Anne Frost, Teresa Gregory

International internships provide students with undeniable benefits, immersing them into a different culture and allowing them to explore arts management through a new lens. However faculty and staff working to arrange these internships often struggle with finding suitable international internships and with supervising students at a distance. This conference session will explore recent research on internship practices in existing arts management education programs and will offer an opportunity to discuss issues inherent in the administration of these internships including language barriers, safety concerns, virtual monitoring and crisis management while exploring solutions that can lead to smoother cross border experiences for students.

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Teresa A. Gregory, CFRE

Associate Professor & Coordinator, Assessment & Accreditation: Sports, Arts & Entertainment Management program, Rowland, Point Park University
Teresa A. Gregory, CFRE, is an Associate Professor, and Coordinator, Assessment and Accreditation at Point Park University’s Rowland School of Business in the Sports, Arts & Entertainment Management Program. Professor Gregory teaches event management, fundraising, and SAEM Capstone... Read More →
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Anne Frost

Program Coordinator, Humber College Institute of Technology and Applied Learning
Anne Frost began her arts management career in the 1980s at Keyano Theatre, Fort McMurray, Alberta. Moving to Toronto, she worked at the Toronto Theatre Alliance on the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, and at Jeunesses musicales as Ontario Executive Director. After earning her Master’s... Read More →
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Rose Ginther

Associate Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications, MacEwan University
Rose holds a BA in History from the University of Alberta (1984) and an MA with a focus on work, organization and leadership (2010) from Athabasca University.Building on her graduate studies, research areas of interest include the ways in which organizations in the cultural sector... Read More →

Thursday June 1, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
QMU Montgomery Room Queen Margaret Dr, Musselburgh EH21 6UU, UK


The Changing Nature of Doctoral Education in Arts Management and Cultural Policy in the US and Europe
The Changing Nature of Doctoral Education in Arts Management and Cultural Policy in the US and Europe
Richard Maloney, Lluis Bonet, Francois Colbert, Gerald Lidstone

In light of the unique opportunity presented by the 2017 AAAE conference to utilize a comparative approach to discuss topics of interest, I am proposing a session that examines the changing nature of doctoral education in cultural management and cultural policy from two perspectives: the US and Europe. Keeping in mind the ongoing demographic and technological revolution in higher education, the panel will discuss two specific areas of concern: 1) pedagogical issues -- are we teaching the "right" topics?; have we recently changed how we teach our students? -- and 2) structural concerns -- are our programs properly organized to meet the needs of today’s students?; has the emergence of "nontraditional" education models (professional doctorates, online learning, and "executive style" education) impacted how we run our programs?; are we adequately preparing our students for the realities of the job market?. Europe will be represented by: Lluis Bonet (University of Barcelona), Francois Colbert (HEC), and Gerald Lidstone (Goldsmiths -- University of London) while the US will be represented by Margaret Wyzsomirski (Ohio State University) and the moderator Richard Maloney (New York University). Each panelist will make a 7-10-minute opening statement describing some of the recent challenges they have experienced in their respective programs. Following this, the moderator will ask a series of questions that address specific pedagogical and structural concerns and ask each panelist to respond. Following this, questions will be taken from the audience and the panelists will respond. If time allows, the audience will be divided into small groups to discuss a question posed by the moderator. The groups will state their findings to the panel and the panelists will respond. By comparing best practices in doctoral education from both sides of the Atlantic, my hope is that session participants will be informed and energized and will return home with new ideas to discuss with their colleagues.

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Lluis Bonet

Director. Cultural Management Program, University of Barcelona
Lluis Bonet is a Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Barcelona, specializing in cultural economics, cultural policies and arts management. Dr. Bonet is the Director of the Cultural Management Program, including a PhD on Cultural and Heritage Management and a set... Read More →
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Francois Colbert

Professor, HEC Montral
François Colbert is professor of marketing and holder of the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management at HEC Montréal and UNESCO Chair in Cultural Management. He founded the Master in the Management of Cultural Organizations (in French) at HEC Montréal in 1988. He... Read More →

Gerald Lidstone

Gerald Lidstone BA MA ATC Dr.h.c FRGS is the Director of the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London and founder of the MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy, and co founder of the MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship... Read More →

Richard Maloney

Richard G Maloney, PhD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Arts Administration, Director of the Performing Arts Administration graduate program at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and Affiliated Faculty at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School... Read More →

Thursday June 1, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm
QMU Montgomery Room Queen Margaret Dr, Musselburgh EH21 6UU, UK
Friday, June 2


Reinventing Arts Administration Tools and Practices for the Next Generation
Roar of the Crowd: Alternative Funding Models - International Insights and Teaching Applications
Monika Herzig, Lidia Varbanova, Amanda Nelson

Alternative financing models are on the rise and according to a recent study (Mollick & Kukuswamy, 2014) on Kickstarter, not only created 5.3 Billion in project support and more than 500,000 jobs over three years but also helped creators advance careers (37%), increase annual income after running the campaign (21%), and facilitate new job opportunities (19%). This session will discuss the principles of crowdfunding - reward-based, donations, and equity - the pros and cons of the most popular platforms, fixed versus flexible campaigns, legal issues with equity funding, and international comparisons of platforms, strategies, and perceptions. Furthermore, panelists will present their case studies from leading four arts campaigns (Monika Herzig), trends and challenges in different countries (Lidia Varbanova based on her 2016 Routledge publication: International Entrepreneurship in the Arts), and teaching applications (Amanda Nelson).

Where Theory and Practice Converge: Bridging Arts Management Education and the Creative Industries
Mary Filice, Bob Blandford

This session will explore the value of experiential learning with industry partners as an effective approach to educating future entrepreneurs, leaders, and managers within the creative industries. Experiential learning is a key component of a fully-realized education and is the bridge that connects classroom learning with current real world practices.

We investigate this using several examples: Startup Weekend for Creative Enterprises powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, a global initiative that exists in over 135 countries; Global Marketing: Prague, an immersive study abroad experience where students work at FCB/Prague; and Chicago’s Wabash Arts Corridor, a civic, business, artist, and college collaboration.

We will use these examples to frame a conversation in which we can all share diverse perspectives and experiences to further experiential learning and creative industry partnerships.


Robert Blandford

Associate Professor, Business and Entrepreneurship Department, Columbia College Chicago
Robert Blandford is an associate professor and coordinator of the visual arts management program in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department at Columbia College Chicago. At Columbia, Bob has developed experiential curricula for exhibition development, gallery management, and curatorial... Read More →
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Mary Filice

Chair, Business and Entrepreneurship Dept., Columbia College Chicago
Mary Filice is Chair of the Business and Entrepreneurship department, Columbia College Chicago. She has been a visiting professor to colleges in Oslo, Norway and has conducted academic talks at universities in Beijing, China. Mary presents and writes about leadership in the creative... Read More →
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Dr. Monika Herzig

Senior Lecturer/ Arts Administration, Indiana University
Monika Herzig holds a Doctorate in Music Education with a focus on Jazz Studies from Indiana University where she is a Senior Lecturer in Arts Administration. She teaches courses on the Music Industry and Arts Entrepreneurship. Her research focus is on jazz as a model for creativity... Read More →
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Lidia Varbanova

Consultant, Educator & Coach, Arts, Culture & Creative Industries
Dr. Lidia Varbanova has over 20 years of professional experience as a consultant, educator, researcher and manager in more than 55 countries. Her portfolio focuses on strategy, policy development, entrepreneurship and innovations, organisational development and online technologies... Read More →

Friday June 2, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
QMU Montgomery Room Queen Margaret Dr, Musselburgh EH21 6UU, UK


Disruption and Design: How Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking Enhance Education
Students as Entrepreneurs
Adrian De La Court, Siân Prime

Goldsmiths Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) has developed a credit-bearing and non-credit bearing model for all students, from undergraduates to postgraduate research students, that reflects the shift that is needed in the development of students’ skills in relation to employability, particularly their critical reflective capabilities to that they are able to enhance their ability to self-manage their future prospects and contribute as intrepreneurs or create their own employment in a dynamic employment market. The arts in particular confront enormous challenges and disruptions from technology, government policy shifts and audiences’ demands and the pulls on their time. ICCE has developed approaches for students to learn how to navigate and contribute to the cultural sector and cultivate the entrepreneurial capacity of organisations they move on to work in or with. We encourage and equip students to be able to analyse business models as well as generate new revenue streams. This approach has been tested with students from over 36 different countries, and uses the diversity of thinking of our cohort to consider the potential of diversity of thinking. This is a participatory workshop where we introduce you to 2 of the techniques developed at Goldsmiths and consider how to adapt them to integrate in to different curriculum.

Designing Design Thinking into Arts Administration Courses
Diane Scott

The design thinking methodology is changing the way arts administrators in the field approach program development, marketing, organizational strategy and community engagement. Teaching arts administration concepts in the parameters of the design thinking methodology presents unique opportunities, as well as unexpected challenges. This active session will give a brief overview of the design thinking approach; strategies for how to incorporate the design thinking methodology into arts management curriculum; the benefits of incorporation and the potential pitfalls to avoid.


Adrian De La Court

Director, SYNAPSE, ICCE, Goldsmiths
MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship Director SYNAPSE programme for entrepreneurial development and creative critical thinking. Adrian originally trained as a fine artist and contemporary dancer, he has developed a strong portfolio career in the creative industries. He initially... Read More →

Siân Prime

ICCE, Goldsmiths
Siân is Deputy Director for Goldsmiths’ Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE). She is Convenor of the MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, wrote the MA in Social Entrepreneurship and has developed SYNAPSE, a service that is available to all students... Read More →
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Diane Scott

Assistant Professor of Arts Management, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Diane Scott is an Assistant Professor of Arts Management in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts. Before joining MCLA, Diane created nationally recognized programming that helps artists with the business... Read More →

Friday June 2, 2017 4:15pm - 5:45pm
QMU Montgomery Room Queen Margaret Dr, Musselburgh EH21 6UU, UK