NYU Steinhardt School’s Performing Arts Administration and Visual Arts Administration programs, along with the Association of Arts Administration Educators, recently hosted the first New York Study Tour for 25 cultural administrators and educators from European and American schools and institutes. Participants hailed from a variety of locations, including Vienna, Bilbao, Zagreb, Bogota, Milan, Helsinki, Bratislava, Warsaw, and Gothenberg, to name a few.
ENCATC, the European Network of Arts and Culture Administrators, sponsored our guests. Their study included site visits to venues such as NYU, BAM, MoMA, Lincoln Center, the Dutch Consulate, Signature Theatre, and the Park Avenue Armory. They were able to hear from leaders at each venue about their varied histories of service through the arts to the New York and world communities. With this information in hand they took a birds-eye view of New York’s lively arts scene back to their own universities and institutes to share with their colleagues and students.
This kind of service by NYU Steinhardt’s Arts Administration Programs exhibits the growing international nature of arts management studies worldwide. It also affirms the need for the Study Abroad Program initiated by our programs in 1994 and continuing through the current year, when students from both programs will journey to the Netherlands and Germany to study cultural planning and cultural policy, with their own site visits to hear experts in the field.
This global initiative was hosted by Professor Carlo Lamagna, Senior Faculty of the Visual Arts Administration Program, Professor Alan Salzenstein, President of the Association of Arts Administration Educators, and Professor Brann J. Wry, Director of the Performing Arts Administration Program.