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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, and an Affiliated Faculty member of the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University (USA). He teaches courses in performing arts management, cultural and creative industries, and cultural policy.

Dr. Maloney’s research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and published by the Brookings Institution and the Journal of Cultural Management and Policy. His primary research interest is exploring why and how small and midsize municipalities pursue cultural economic development as an urban regeneration strategy. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the journal “Cultural Management: Science and Education.”

From 1985 to 1998, Dr. Maloney played guitar and keyboards in several rock bands in the Boston area. Since that time, he has focused on the renaissance and baroque lute and has performed in dozens of early music concerts. In addition, Dr. Maloney worked as an arts administrator for seven years before entering academia.

Currently, Dr. Maloney is Secretary of the board of directors of ENCATC, the European Network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education. He is a member of the jury for the ENCATC Research Award, given annually to the best dissertation in the field of cultural management and policy. 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 (AAAE).

Dr. Maloney has undergraduate degrees in European History and Music (classical and jazz guitar), a Graduate Diploma in Early Music Performance (lute), a master’s degree in Arts Administration, and a doctorate in Law and Public Policy (cultural policy).


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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