Training cultural leaders is at the heart of all we do.
The Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) consists of more than 150 member programs, all training and equipping students in arts leadership, management, entrepreneurship, cultural policy, and more. Our network of instructors and their alumni are the cornerstones of local arts communities across the globe. AAAE serves as a convener, a resource, and an advocate for formal arts administration education.
We represent more than 100 higher education arts administration programs from across the globe. Our members develop and run programs of all shapes and sizes: undergraduate to graduate, private schools to state universities, online, cohort-based, fellowship-based, and more.
We maintain a network of program directors, scholars, and practitioners working to strengthen arts administration education and connect them to prospective students. We also encourage our members to pursue, publish, and present research in arts management and administration.
Students interested in training programs for managing visual, performing, literary, media, cultural, and arts service organizations can learn more about our member programs: their history, mission, curricula, degree(s) offered, and application procedures.
Education is the bedrock for strong arts administration, and we’re committed to building future leaders.
AAAE advances an inclusive, equitable, and resilient environment for the arts by supporting arts administration education programs and faculty and serving as a hub for knowledge.
We envision a world in which arts administrators are effective, responsive and proactive stewards of arts and culture who reflect the communities they serve. Their development as creative professionals is grounded in scholarship and practice.
2018-19 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kevin Maifeld, President
Ximena Varela, Vice President
Julie Goodman, Treasurer
Sherry Wagner-Henry, Secretary
Bolz Center for Arts Administration at University of Wisconsin - Madison
Karen Chandler, College of Charleston
Diane Claussen, The Theatre School at DePaul University
Larry Epstein, Drexel University
Fleurette Fernando, University of Houston
Anne Frost, Humber College
Kathryn Heidemann, Carnegie Mellon University
Yuha Jung, University of Kentucky
Jim O'Connell, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Sherburne Laughlin, Immediate Past President
Dr. Ana Gaio, ENCATC Representative
City University of London
Lee Ann Adams, Executive Director
Alex Hinand, Programs and Operations Manager
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 25094, Providence, RI 02905