Site Visits

UB Arts Management students explore an artist's studio at WUK on the 2014 Summer School.

UB Arts Management students  and faculty visit Canadian Stage in Toronto, Ontario, April 2016

Experience it... Get out of the classroom

In keeping with the Program’s commitment to integrate practice with theoretical perspectives, we arrange a series of site visits each semester. During these site visits, students tour a variety of arts institutions and interact with producers, curators, artists, and industry professionals.

These visits give students the opportunity to directly interact with professionals who negotiate the tensions of arts management on a daily basis, providing the forum to contextualize classroom notions into a workplace reality. Visits to both Canadian and domestic institutions take students into a new cultural context, encouraging the examination of how differing public and cultural policies influence the issues and solutions in active arts organizations.  Each visit allows students to witness the range of issues – including political, public, legal, financial, administrative, and others – which uniquely affect the day-to-day management of the arts.

Students take part in these visits as a program, cohort and part of individual course requirements throughout their time with us.

Students from our Arts and Cultural Policy and Diplomacy course are all smiles during their visit to local artist Charles Clough's program Cluffalo: Summer 2017 (October, 2017). Information on Cloug's program can be found here.

Recent Visits:
Toronto, ON, Canada: Spring 2016 - Students visited onsite with professionals at the Canadian Stage and The Power Plant.

Montréal, QC, Canada: Fall 2016 - Students were imersed in multiple workshops provided by the SOCIÉTÉ DES ARTS TECHNOLOGIQUES [SAT].

Previous site visits have included: