UB Arts Management students during their workshop at SOCIÉTÉ DES ARTS TECHNOLOGIQUES, Fall 2016.

Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Events

For more information on events, please contact the Program.

September 20: Richard Lowenberg

Currents New Media, 1st Mile Institute

Richard Lowenberg is an artist, ecosystems-designer, and tele-community planner. He is the Director of the 1st-Mile Institute and its New Mexico ‘Broadband for All’ Initiative, and the SARC (Scientists/Artists Research Collaborations) “ECOS” Program. He is also on the board of Currents New Media. 

Mr. Lowenberg will be presenting a short talk on September 20 at 7 pm, in 640 Clemens Hall on North Campus. 

September 27: Chantal Bilodeau

What the Arts Have to Say About Climate Change

There’s a movement afoot and it’s happening in the most unlikely places: in museums and concert venues, in theatres, libraries, fields, parks, and on the street. Artists are mobilizing to help us understand climate change in a way that science cannot: personally, emotionally, viscerally. Through images and stories and sounds, they're doing the hard work of making us care for something we'd rather ignore, and in the process, they might just be giving us the tools we need to create a just and sustainable future.

Chantal Bilodeau is a playwright and translator whose work focuses on the intersection of science, policy, art, and climate change. She is the Artistic Director of The Arctic Cycle – an organization created to support the writing, development and production of eight plays that look at the social and environmental changes taking place in the eight Arctic states – and the founder of the blog and international network Artists & Climate Change. She is a co-organizer of Climate Change Theatre Action, a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations COP meetings. 

Ms. Bilodeau will be presenting a short talk on September 27, at 6 pm in 606 Clemens Hall on North Campus.

October 5: Philippe Vincent and Robert Lipman

Presentation and Intervention

Details to be determined.


There will be a presentation on October 5 at 6 pm, in 640 Clemens Hall on North Campus.

November 1: Christian Giriat

Finnegan's Waves: A Reading Machine

A Techne sponsored residency and project, Finnegans Waves will held on November 1, from 12 pm-12 am at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center.

Based in Avignon and Lyon, Christian Giriat is artist and director. He is one of the founding members of the Théâtre Mobile - France. He has staged more than thirty plays by French and international playwrights. His latest productions are Night Sings its Songs by Jon Fosse and Homme sans But by Arne Lygre. Together with the visual artist and choreographer Catherine Crochet, he was in residence at the Flaxart Studio in Belfast (Northern Ireland) in 2006 and 2007 and has been going back to work there on a regular basis for his last work An Eyeless City. He has been co-designer with Franck Bauchard and Emmanuel Guez in 2011 of Finnegans Rupture(s) full and continuous reading of Finnegans Wake written by James Joyce. He is artistic advisor at the "Centre National des Ecritures du Spectacle" - La Chartreuse of Villeneuve Lez Avignon.

Finnegans project - Vichy          Finnegans project In la Chartreuse

November 10: Live Cinema


As a Techne sponsored event, Live Cinema presents as film and live performance simultaneously.

Live Cinema will be held on November 10 at 2 pm at the CFA screening room, on North Campus.

December 1: Dr. Katja Praznik

Humanities Institute Presentation

We are proud to feature the Arts Management Program's own Dr. Katja Praznik. She was awarded a fellowship by UB's Humanities Institute, and will be presenting her research work at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, time to be announced.

February/March 2018: Washington, DC

Museums Advocacy Day

The UB Arts Management Program first year cohort will travel to Washington, DC to participate in the full itinerary of Museums Advocacy Day.  The students will participate in advocacy training sessions with museum directors and employees from all over America before they take to Capitol Hill to make their pitch to Congress. 

May 2018: Summer School Program

We have begun to brainstorm for our annual trip abroad. Stay tuned for announcements concerning the location, dates, and details for our 2018 trip.