Council on Arts Management Programs

Commissions and Consortia

Council on Arts Management Programs

The Council is a faculty group in The NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development that represents the fields of Music Business, Performing Arts Administration, and Visual Arts Administration.


The Council’s mission is to ensure a vital future for the arts by educating highly qualified professionals to shape, influence and lead arts organizations, institutions and businesses, and to serve the present and future needs of artists.


  • To lead public events highlighting important developments in the fields of art and business and incorporate results into learning outcomes
  • To generate innovations in curricula through active interchange among programs and dissemination of new knowledge and research
  • To examine and integrate national and international developments affecting the arts in their cultural, social, economic and political context


  • Programs based in discipline specific departments
  • Unique breadth and depth of expertise, resources and applications
  • Collaboration across programs provides opportunities for cross-fertilization
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching informed by current theory and practice
  • Faculty with significant experience in the field, actively and currently networked

Program Highlights:


  • CEO in the Arts Series: Tamara Conniff, Executive Editor and Associate Publisher of Billboard, interviewed by Debbie Harry, the lead singer for Blondie, 2007
  • CEO in the Arts Series: Glenn Lowry, Director of the Museum of Modern Art, interviewed by Ned Rifkin, Under Secretary for Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2006
  • CEO in the Arts Series presented Paul Kellogg, Artistic and General Director of the New York City Opera, interviewed by Timothy McClimon, Executive Director, Second Stage Theatre, 2005
  • Co-hosting the Association of Arts Administration Educators 25th Anniversary Jubilee Conference, 2002

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