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Richard Maloney

Clinical Associate Professor of Performing Arts Administration

Music and Performing Arts Professions


Richard G Maloney, PhD is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Performing Arts Administration graduate program at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University where he teaches courses in managing performing arts organizations and cultural policy.


Previously, from 2002-2016, he was Assistant Professor of Arts Administration and Assistant Director of the Arts Administration graduate program at Boston University.


Maloney has played lute, guitar, lavta, and hand percussion with several Boston area early music ensembles. He is currently focusing on the performance of troubadour music. As an arts administrator, he worked for the Boston Early Music Festival and New England Conservatory and served as General Manager of the internationally acclaimed early music ensemble, the Boston Camerata.

Maloney’s scholarship has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and published by the Brookings Institution and the Journal of Cultural Management and Policy. He previously served as a Research Associate at the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University. Currently, he sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Art for Life and the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy. He also serves as a jury member for the European Network of Cultural Administration and Training Centers Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management which is presented to the author of the best doctoral dissertation in the field each year. Maloney’s scholarship examines why and how small and midsize municipalities pursue cultural economic development as an urban regeneration strategy. His most recent work explores how policy networks form and function and the impact they have on the implementation of local cultural economic development policies.


Maloney is currently Secretary of the board of directors of ENCATC, the European Network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education. He also serves on the board of directors of the arts advocacy organization MASS Creative, where he is co-chair of the Arts Policy working group. Previously, Maloney served six years on the board of directors of the Association of Arts Administration Educators.

Maloney also serves as Affiliated Faculty at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.


Performing Arts Administration

Performing Arts Administration at NYU Steinhardt builds on your background in dance, theatre, music, opera, or film to help you become a leader in the field.


Environment of Performing Arts Administration.

Introduction to the controlling elements affecting performing arts organizations in the United States.In addition to examining the position of the artist in society and in the labor market, the course analyzes the relationship of the environment to the production, marketing, and distribution of artistic services.Students study the derivation of the present environment, the relevance and import of tax exemption and nonprofit status, the organizational structures for arts organizations, the role of funding on all levels, and the strategies and techniques needed to manage performing arts organizations effectively.
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