Explore Arts Administration

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The Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) is a membership organization representing the world’s leading graduate and undergraduate arts administration programs – all training and equipping students earning an arts administration degree in arts leadership, management, entrepreneurship, cultural policy, and more

For Students: AAAE provides online resources for anyone interested in studying arts administration. Our searchable database features the world’s leading undergraduate and graduate arts administration programs around the world.

For Educators & Practitioners: Learn more about our Membership options, and AAAE’s annual conference which brings hundreds of arts administration educators, practitioners and graduate students for a multi-day convening.

COVID-19 Response: AAAE has compiled a list of resources for artists, educators and organizations HERE. Read the AAAE Unified Statement HERE. 

Arts Administration is a field of study that provides graduates with the tools to create, develop, facilitate and evaluate arts and cultural programs and organizations. The field was established in response to an ever-growing demand for leadership and organizational acumen within arts and cultural organizations. Arts administrators bridge the artistic world and creative industries with applied managerial, financial, and programmatic skills.

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Letter to Students from Dr. Sharbreon Plummer – Grad Student Board Member-Elect.

Hi Fellow Arts Administration Students & AAAE Friends! I hope you are all safe and well. My name is Sharbreon Plummer and I am on the Board of AAAE as the first ever Graduate Student Board Member-Elect. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have difficulty trying to envision possibilities for my future in […]