Arts Administration in the European Context
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands and Berlin, Germany
Dates: June 1 - 22, 2014 (Utrecht 6/1-6/11 and Berlin 6/11-6/22)
This international seminar offers graduate students, alumni of arts administration programs, and arts management professionals a unique opportunity to observe exciting changes in the visual and performing arts in a broad range of European venues. Students explore current cultural and social issues affecting international arts practices in both nonprofit and for-profit institutions. Working professionals gain fresh insights into managing arts organizations while acquiring an overview of European cultural policies.
The program challenges students to compare and contrast American attitudes toward the arts (as embodied in U.S. public funding mechanisms and marketing and development strategies) with the long-established European tradition of government funding—even as that tradition now finds itself confronted by dwindling budgets and the need to appeal to a changing and more diverse constituency. Seminar participants have ample opportunity to discuss policymaking, planning, and entrepreneurial initiatives with leading arts professionals. Study topics and issues are broadly grouped under the following categories:
The European Union and Cultural Identity
- Cultural Diversity Strategies
- Globalism and Mobility
Cultural Policy and Advocacy
- Value of the Arts
- The Cultural Economy
- Cultural Diplomacy
- Arts Education
- Creative Industries
- Collaborations and Partnerships
There are field trips to a variety of Dutch cities, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Otterlo, depending on availability of sites and speakers.
For a more expanded description of this program and for photos and student testimonials, go to the Arts Administration study abroad website.
ARVA-GE 2215.099 or MPAPA-GE 2215.099: Issues and Practices in Arts Administration: The European Context (6 points)
Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.
Graduate students are encouraged to apply for this program. Qualified upper-level undergraduates (seniors with 96+ earned creditsonly) with related course work may be considered and will require approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor.
A sample syllabus is available here.
Brann Wry, Associate Professor, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, New York University
Carlo Lamagna, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art Professions, New York University
2014 Graduate Tuition: $1,422 per point plus registration and services fees
2014 Activities Fee: $500
2014 Housing Fee: $1,700
Total 2014 Housing and Activity Fees: $2,200
For More Information
Program Administration: Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, New York University, 82 Washington Square East,5th floor, New York, NY 10003; (t) 1-212-992-9380; (f) 1-212-995-4923; firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Content: Professor Brann J. Wry, Director, Performing Arts Administration Program, The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, New York University, 35 West 4th Street, Suite 675, New York, NY 10003-1172; (t) 1-212-998-5505; email@example.com
Academic Content: Professor Carlo Lamagna, Senior Faculty, Visual Arts Administration Program, The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, New York University, Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, New York, NY 10003-7599; (t) 1-212-998-5700; firstname.lastname@example.org