DAVID J. WAGNER, L.L.C.
Fiftieth Annual ART AND THE ANIMAL Exhibition
of The Society of Animal Artists
at The San Diego Natural History Museum (left)
Smithsonian Book Signing (right)
following Washington, D.C.
premiere of ENDANGERED SPECIES
at The U.S. Department of Interior Museum
arranged by David J. Wagner, Ph.D.,
Carroll UniversityFine Arts 120, 2012 Fall Semester Tuesdays 6:00 - 9:30 pm, MacAllister Hall 108
Interested in learning about visual or performing arts administration . . . or contemporary issues and challenges facing galleries, museums, arts centers, festivals, performing arts companies or symphonies? Interested in learning about arts funding . . . or budgeting, planning, programming, or marketing? Interested in a seminar featuring guest lecturers who are themselves nationally recognized arts administrators? Interested in a boost to give your arts career a one-up advantage?
In this seminar, students will explore theories, applications, and processes of arts administration practiced today. The course will focus on management objectives, strategies, and plans for a range of arts and cultural organizations including but not limited to museums, galleries, theaters, symphonies and other performing arts companies or ensembles, as well as related educational organizations. Though primarily focused on non-profit organizations, principles of arts administration taught in this course will carry over to management of for-profit art organizations such as performing artist management companies and commercial art galleries. The course will be led by David J. Wagner, a former director of non-profit visual and performing arts organizations and president of his own for-profit museum exhibition production company. Nationally recognized guest speakers who have held positions as leaders in their respective fields will add diverse perspectives and expertise to class discussions of major topics.
Topics will include business planning and budgeting, stewardship by trustees and other stakeholders, fund-raising, legal aspects of arts administration (e.g. contracts), personnel, facilities management, program development, marketing, long-range and strategic planning, evaluation, and other aspects of arts administration that inform and instruct decision-making in arts and cultural organizations today. Emphasis will be on case-study issues and challenges confronting arts administrators today, many of which will tie-in to presentations by guest speakers. Readings will be available on Electronic Reserve through the Carroll University Library. Students will also have the opportunity to focus on specifics types of arts/cultural organizations and related administrative issues.FAR 120 A Intro to Arts Admin Syllabus, Wagner, click here. (PDF 29KB)
For information about Carroll University, and enrollment, click here.
FAR 120 A: Introduction to Fine Arts Administration
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