Master of Arts in Visual Arts Administration

Visual Arts Administration Events

The Visual Arts Administration graduate program hosts a series of events throughout the school year. A portion of the events are colloquia--a series of lectures and panels geared towards the academic and professional interests of the Visual Arts Administration students. Of these colloquia, a percentage are organized by the student-run organization, ACE (Advocates for Cultural Engagement). The program’s events and colloquia are a joint effort between the Visual Arts Administration faculty and students. As a result, these events and colloquium are tailored to address the challenges in today’s ever changing art world.

The Visual Arts Administration Alumni Council also hosts a series of events, which can be found here

Spring 2017 Colloquium Events

All events to be held in Einstein Auditorium, Room 105, Barney Building, 24 Stuyvesant Street, unless otherwise noted. 

Friday, January 27, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 pm: GETTING A JOB IN THE ARTS IN TODAY’S ECONOMY- Alina Sumajin (’10,) Co-founder and Principal, PAVE Communications & Consulting; and Geri Thomas, President, Thomas and Associates.
Learn how to fully utilize the career services at the NYU Wasserman Center. Key topics include: where to find job listings and job placement services; how to best approach various networking opportunities & resources; how to draft the best résumés & cover letters & adapt them for specific job applications; when to bring up salary requirements; how to negotiate compensation packages; professional feedback and advice on how to handle the both the interview process and follow-up and how to make yourself stand out from other candidates. Bring your questions! Refreshments will be served! 

Friday, February 3, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm: ART AS INVESTMENT, DISCUSSING ART FINANCE
The Art Finance Society at NYU is pleased to present an evening discussing art as an investment. The panel will explore particular challenges characteristic of art as an asset class alongside traditional and innovative models for growth. Is art still an “alternative asset?” How can we create innovative sources of value from art collecting? What will success in art finance look like in the next 5 years? Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Art Finance Society co-founders Sarah Andre (‘18) and Sonja Wosnitzer (‘18) to explore art as a growing investment class in 2017. 

Friday, March 3, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm: VISUAL ARTS ADMINISTRATION IN THE TRUMP ERA
Our Colloquium on March 3 adopts a different model, a participation/dialogue where no one is on stage, and everyone's opinion/voice will be counted!  We will gather to discuss the challenges and perhaps new opportunities arts administrators face in this new era ushered in by the Trump Administration.  Some of the questions we will explore as a group include: do administrators have a role to play in fostering civic engagement in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations?  Do strategies like The Museum of Modern Art's inclusion of artwork by artists from one of the seven countries banned by the Trump administration have an effect in the field?  Impact on the audience?  Can closing businesses instigate conversations across the political divide?  And, what responsibility do you see yourself assuming in your future careers?We will address these questions--and more from those you generate--on March 3rd, over pizza and drinks, and we will aim to generate a vision statement that will inform future programs and topics. 

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm- ARTIST AS ENTREPRENEUR: FROM IDEA TO START-UP
This colloquium is organized to give art administrators a better understanding of what it takes to build a start-up with an artistic focus in New York City. It will assess the process of starting an arts-related venture, from ideation and fundraising to incubation and marketing. The panel includes artist turned entrepreneur Zack Verdin, Founder of New Hive and ETC, who sought venture capital funding as an artist, Shieva Rezai, Creative Technologist, Consultant, Designer, Sheiva.com and Former Manager, New INCZoe Salditch, Curator and Creative Producer, Kill Screen Media and Co-Founder of Electric Objects; and Erin KimManager, Collector Relations, ArtsyOrganized by alumna, Roxana Vosough, VAA ‘15.

Visual Arts Administration Events Archive

See an archive of past Visual Arts Administration events.