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The Program in Arts Administration hosts a series of events addressing relevant issues in the field.  Browse our upcoming and past events below.

Upcoming Events

  • April 7th, Support Structures Speaker, 5:10-7pm (Location TBD): All students invited: Allison Fine, co-Author of The Networked Nonprofit,
  • April 12th, Academic Festival Alumni Panel  - "Envisioning the Future of Arts Administration"
     RSVP to Jess Wilkinson, Program Manager
    3:30PM - 4:30PM
    Join current students and a panel of ARAD Alums for a lively afternoon of conversation and best practice exchange. The guided discussion will explore strategies that current arts leaders are using and developing to navigate their organizations through the challenges, and opportunities of the 21st century.  This panel has been organized by current students and will be moderated by second year Arts Admin student, Pearl Kermani!

    Panelists currently include: 
    •    Morgan Arenson, The Whitney Museum, Manager of Foundation and Government Relations
    •    Daniel Gallant, Executive Director,  Nuyorican Poet's Café
    •    Vasso Giannopoulos, National Design Awards Manager, Cooper- Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
    •    Eugenia Han, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Media Producer, Brand and Audience Development
  • April 16th, Mock Interview Session, 5-7pm (Location TBD)
  • April 22nd, Distinguished Speaker, 6 - 7:30pm (Location TBD) Rebecca Taylor, Vice President of Fitz & Co, Former Communications Director at PS1
  • April 23rd, Distinguished Speakers, 3:00-4:40pm (location TBD): A conversation with SVP, Marketing and External Relations @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cynthia Round and CEO @ LaPlaca Cohen, Arthur Cohen
  • April 30th, Distinguished Speaker, 5:30-7pm (Location TBD) Dancer-activist member of Urban Bush Women

Past Events

  • Arts Administration Distinguished Speaker Series: March 11: Alaine Arnott, Senior Administrator for Education and Concerts & Lecture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Raisers Edge Training Session: February 28th
  • Arts Administration Distinguished Speaker Series: January 23rd: Lesley Heller, Gallery owner/direct of Lesley Heller Workspace, Program Alumna  
  • ARAD Holiday Party at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, December 10th
  • Arts Administration Distinguished Speaker Series: December 4th: George Papagiannis, External Relations and Information Officer of UNESCO.
  • Arts Administration Principles & Practices Distinguished Speaker Series: November 13: Ed Woodham, Director, Art in Odd Places.
  • Alumni & Current Student Mixer: Ten Degrees Bar: November 7th, 2013
  • Arts Administration Principles & Practices Distinguished Speaker Series: November 6: Helene Blieberg, Executive Director of Ballet Hispanico. 
  • Arts Administration Principles & Practices Distinguished Speaker Series: October 30: Alumna, Carolyn Charpie Fagan, Education Programs Manager, New Victory Theater.
  • Arts Administration Principles & Practices Distinguished Speaker Series: October 23: Lumi Tan, Assistant Curator at The Kitchen
  • Alumni & Current Student Mixer: The Rubin Museum of Art
    Happy hour and appetizers with access to one of NYC's eclectic historical spaces and collection of Himalayan art. 
    April 19, 2013
  • Not Here, Not Now, Not That! Protest Over Art and Culture in America
    By Steven Tepper, Associate Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University
    March 6, 2012
  • Ignite a Revolution & Change the World
    By Richard Dare, Brooklyn Philharmonic CEO
    February 27, 2012
  • America: Now and Here
    By Dorothy Dunn, Director, America: Now and Here
    October 21, 2010

  • Why Culture is the Secret To Survival
    By Arlene Goldfarb, author New Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development
    March 23, 2010

  • A Process for Collecting Contemporary Art: How do I know it is good?
    By Michael Danoff, Director of the Art Program at Neuberger Berman
    February 16, 2009

  • What Arts Managers Need to Know: The Cultural Data Project
    By Marian Godfrey, Senior Director, Cultural Initiatives, Pew Charitable Trust; Kate Levin, NYC Commissioner of Cultural Affairs; Michael Unthank, Executive Director, Harlem Arts Alliance
    October 14, 2009

  • Art and Aging
    By Francesca Rosenberg, Director of the Alzheimer's Project at MoMA; Joan Jeffri, Founder and Director of the Research Center for Arts and Culture
    March 4, 2009

  • Yours for the Asking: An Indispensable Guide to Fundraising and Management
    By Reynold Levy, President of Lincoln Center
    November 6, 2008

  • Cultural Darwinism: The Limits of Privatization & the Arts and Culture Period
    June 1, 2006

  • Alumni Brunch on the arts in China
    April 30, 2006

  • Mounting Queen Victoria: Transforming Museums in a Democratic South Africa
    By Dr. Steven Dubin, Program in Arts Administration
    October 21, 2005

  • Great discussion on Festivals!
    Mary Ellington, Executive Director of Artisphere
    June 1, 2005

  • Life on Jupiter: The Story of Jens Nygaard
    October 29, 2004

  • Does Theater Matter?
    A panel discussion co-sponsored by the Program in Arts Administration, the National Arts Journalism Program and the School of the Arts Theatre Division
    April 23, 2003

  • Succeeding in Volatile Times
    January 27, 2003

  • The Emptying of the Public Purse: Spotlight on the Arts in Germany
    October 11, 2002

  • 20th Anniversary Alumni Reunion
    June 2-4, 2000
  • Temporary Urbanism, Cultural Policy, and the Image of the City
    June 18, 1999

  • Management Consultants in the Arts
    January 20, 1999

  • Financing the Arts
    April 13, 1998

  • The NEA: Conversations at the Top
    May 10, 1995
  • The Arts and Tourism in New York City

  • The Arts, Education, & Outreach in New Orleans

  • Special Events: Taste, Style, Money, Fashion, and Can You Have Them All?

  • Training Arts Managers for the Field: What About the Future?

  • Selling It: Building Sponsor Relationships in the Arts

  • See what the boys in the back room will have: What they never told you about boards of directors 21 Ways to Earn Income for the Arts

  • Arts Administrations: A Perspective on Creativity