Arts management doesn’t happen in a classroom, it happens where arts and audience meet. You will visit arts organizations and managers locally, regionally, and internationally to broaden your perspective and examine what is influencing the day-to-day management of the arts. Each visit allows students to witness the range of issues - including political, public, legal, financial, administrative, and others - at play in arts management contexts. This critical engagement unpacks classroom instruction and bridges the gap from concept to reality.
Coming out of pandemic restrictions, the Program is returning to site visits that reflect the current tensions in arts management. Given our placement in WNY, we can easily make visits to New York City, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.
Highlights include: Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, OMCA, Mirvish Productions, The Philips Collection, The Oakland Theatre Project, The Power Plant, Woolly Mammoth, Prototype, The Cleveland Museum of Art, SPACES, The Oakland Cannery Collective, and the numerous Buffalo arts organizations with whom we routinely engage.