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. 

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.


Arts Administrators Are Fighting Hard for the Federal Funding Boost Arts Education Needs

Arts administrators are the unsung heroes of the art world, and now they’re asking their legislators to increase support for arts education. Every March, right before the cherry blossoms reach peak bloom, hundreds of arts leaders from across the country gather at Americans for the Arts’ National Arts Action Summit in Washington D.C. They are […]