While the early years of arts organizations have been about their creation, growth, and development, as these organizations mature the focus is on their management. The influx of public and private money has brought a growing concern for more efficient, more effective management. A study of the management environment in arts groups is an important key to understanding the patterns of growth, development, and survival of institutions in the arts. As a leader in the arts administration field, the Center has provided research and training to arts organizations around the world. These services provide administrators and organizations with management training, strategic planning, and information systems that professionalize their management and provide them with the means to grow at the same pace as the changing economy.
Arts Leadership Institute
A collaborative program of the RCAC, the Arts and Business Council, and Teachers College’s Center for Educational Outreach & Innovation. Subjects include: -The Leadership Challenge in the Arts -Leading and Managing Strategic Change in an Arts Organization -Strategic Leadership and Management -Balancing Leader, Manager and Professional Roles -Implementing Strategy in the Arts Organization -Bringing out the Best in Your Colleagues -Developing a Personal Leadership Style -Being an Effective Leader
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ArtsHealth: Hong Kong
A feasibility study for arts administration training, research and international exchange sponsored by the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and the Asian Cultural Council.
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Fundação de Serralves
Fundação de Serralves has used the Center to formulate a funding strategy.
Gestão das Artes, at the Instituto Nacional de Administração
The Center offered expertise in creating the first course in arts management training in Portugal. Sponsored by Portugal’s Ministry of Culture, the Luso-American Development Foundation and the Cultural Center of Belem, Gestão das Artes provided consulting and master classes to arts professionals in Lisbon.
International Visiting Scholars
The Center acts as a host and auspice for scholars from other countries doing research related to the Center’s mission and activities. Its Pacific Rim component has included scholars from Australia, China, Japan, and Taiwan.
Palácio de Queluz
Palácio de Queluz retained the Center’s services to develop an archival database and computer-assisted instruction for museum exhibits at this national monument of cultural patrimony outside Lisbon.
Seminar in Arts Management and Arts Law
Seminar in Arts Management and Arts Law took place in Budapest. Thirty-five arts managers, artists and nonprofit lawyers discussed management and philanthropy for the arts and culture in a civil society in Hungary.