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

Fall 2017 Events

Each semester, the department invites industry professionals to present and engage our students in local, national, and international  practices within various fields of the Arts Management discipline. 

September 20, 2017: 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, 2017: 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, 2017: Philippe Vincent and Robert Lipman

Ubiquitous Theatre

Presentation was held on October 5 at 6 pm, in 640 Clemens Hall on North Campus.

November 1, 2017: 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

December 1, 2017: 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.

Spring 2018 Events

February 25 - 28, 2018: Museum Advocacy Day

Course trip: Washington, D.C.

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. 

February 14, 2018: Mark Wasiuta

In partnership with the Department of Architecture

6-7:30 pm, Hayes Hall, South Campus

Mark Wasiuta is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP and Co-Director of the Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture program.

Wasiuta is the recipient of recent grants from the Graham Foundation, NYSCA and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Recent exhibitions curated and produced with various collaborators include, Environmental Communications: Contact High at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, La Fine Del Mondo at the 14th Architectural Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, Air Manifest: Los Angeles 1955, 1965 at Studio X Istanbul in conjunction with the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial, Deste Fashion Collection 1 to 8 at the Benaki Museum, Athens, and Information Fall-Out: Buckminster Fuller’s World Game at the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery.

March 15, 2018: John Zion

9:00 am, Slee Hall Lobby, North Campus

John Zion became the Managing Director of MKI Artists – which has represented many of the world’s leading classical musicians for more than sixty years – after taking ownership of the firm in September 2015. John directs the worldwide careers of a select group of artists who have received the industry’s top honors including the Grammy Award, Avery Fisher Career Grant, and Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year.

John serves on the board of Chamber Music America and as member of APAP’s Classical Connections Committee. He has spoken about the music industry at the Manhattan School of Music, University at Buffalo, and the APAP and CMA national conferences. In 2012, he was been named one of the “Rising Stars in the Performing Arts” by Musical America.

April 25, 2018: Umberto Crenca

In partnership with the Cass Project

7:00 pm, 500 Seneca Atrium

Umberto Crenca is a co-Founder (and recently retired Artistic Director) of AS220 a nonprofit center for the arts in Providence, Rhode Island. AS220 was established in 1985 to provide a local, unjuried, and uncensored home for the arts. The organization maintains three buildings, providing: fifty eight artist live and/or work spaces, four exhibition spaces, a print shop, a media lab including a black and white darkroom, a fabrication lab, a stage, a recording studio, a black box theater, a dance studio, and a popular bar and restaurant. AS220’s permanent establishment in the City’s downtown is widely recognized as one of the first significant steps in the creation of the Providence Arts and Entertainment District.

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.