MUSC-261 Perf Art Mngment & Museum Stu
Spring for 2011-2012
In this seminar, students will gain a good understanding of every aspect of managing a range of arts, heritage and cultural sector organizations. Topics covered include cultural policy; governance, mission, capacity building and personnel management; the role of volunteers; fund-raising, development and grant writing; programming, audiences and marketing; event planning and management; shared ownership of productions, exhibitions and works of art; strategic planning; financial management including decision making, budgeting for revenue activity and resource allocation; capital planning, financing and management; evaluation of outcomes; non-profit status, tax and legal issues for the arts; approaches to conservation and management of historic buildings, archives and libraries; the role of interpretation, education and lifelong learning; organization re-engineering and recovery from financial crisis; Teaching will be both theoretical and practical, employing case-studies, and by the end of the course students will have developed a portfolio of writing samples associated with the topics covered that will serve them in their pursuit of internships and employment in performing arts management and museum studies.
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