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The Arts Management Handbook
New Directions for Students and Practitioners

ISBN 9780765617422
Published June 15, 2011 by Routledge
368 Pages

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Book Description

Whether the art form is theater, dance, music, festival, or the visual arts and galleries, the arts manager is the liaison between the artists and their audience. Bringing together the insights of educators and practitioners, this groundbreaker links the fields of management and organizational management with the ongoing evolution in arts management education. It especially focuses on the new directions in arts management as education and practice merge. It uses cases studies as both a pedagogical tool and an integrating device. Separate sections cover Performing and Visual Arts Management, Arts Management Education and Careers, and Arts Management: Government, Nonprofits, and Evaluation. The book also includes a chapter on grants and raising money in the arts.

Table of Contents

1.   Introduction (Meg Brindle and Constance DeVereaux)

Part 1:  Performing and Visual Arts Management

2. Facilities Management: Arts Facilities—Schedules, Agreements, and Ownership (Patrick Donnelly)

3. Theater Production Management Guidebook (Kevin Murray)

4. “Doing It All”: The New Arts Manager’s Guide to Presenting Performances in a Public Venue (Kira      Hoffmann)

5. An Introduction to Festival Management: Old Ways, New Directions (Juha Iso-Aho)

6. Gallery Management (Trudi Van Dyke)

Part 2: Arts Management: Education and Careers

7. Through, With, and In: The Arts and Education (James E. Modrick)

8. Careers and Internships in Arts Management (Meg Brindle)

Part 3: Arts Management: Government, Nonprofits, and Evaluation

9. Arts and Cultural Policy: What Governments Do (and Don’t Do) to Make Arts Happen (Constance      DeVereaux)

10. Starting a Nonprofit Organization: The Business Side (Kathryn     Calafato)

11. Fund-Raising and Grant-Writing Basics for Arts Managers (Constance DeVereaux)

12. Evaluation in the Arts (David B. Pankratz)

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Meg Brindle is Associate Professor at George Mason University where she was founding director of the Master of Arts Management Program (2003–2006). Meg has served on the faculty at George Mason in public adminstration where she holds tenure and has been on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business with cumulative graduate management and policy teaching spanning twenty years. She holds PhD and Master’s degrees from Carnegie Mellon and a bachelor’s degree in management from Point Park University. Meg has authored numerous studies and articles and three books: Managing Power Through Lateral Networking; Facing Up To Management Faddism; and, with Ron Layton, Opportunities for Improving Income in the Caribbean. She is director of education for Light Years IP, a DC-based, Ashoka NGO that works with low-income artisans and producers across Africa and the Caribbean where she is engaged with writing curriculum and training stakeholders in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia in methods to improve income and alleviate poverty via Intellectual Property business strategies.
Constance DeVereaux is an internationally recognized expert in arts and cultural management and policy and a Fulbright Senior Specialist since 2006. She has worked with universities internationally and in the United States to develop curriculum and training in arts and cultural management. She created the master’s program in arts management at Claremont Graduate University and designed the curriculum for the master’s degree in cultural policy and management at Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa. She served as an executive editor for the Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society from 2008–2010. Co-editor for the series Cultural Management and the State of the Field, she has also authored numerous articles on arts management and policy issues. Dr. DeVereaux earned her PhD in philosophy and political science at Claremont Graduate University and an MFA in creative writing at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Currently she is Coordinator for Arts and Cultural Management at Northern Arizona University. Dr. DeVereaux is an award winning playwright and radio journalist.


'... a  welcome  addition  to  the  literature  on  arts  management.  It provides information that has yet to be explored by combining the more “how to” applications that a manager should consider with a cursory review of policy-based considerations that confront the arts leader.' -- Cecelia Fitzgibbon, The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society