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.

COVID-19 Response: Read the AAAE Unified Statement HERE.

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 together for a multi-day convening.

Letter of Solidarity and Action: Read the full statement HERE.

Building Arts Audiences: AAAE partners with The Wallace Foundation to enrich arts administration education with resources for building, diversifying, and retaining audiences for the arts.

Using the Case Studies available in the Wallace Knowledge Center, AAAE has created Curriculum Guides to facilitate the utilization of Wallace’s resources in the classroom.

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.

Call For Applications! Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Research Fellowship

The Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) seeks its third Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Research Fellow to investigate the intersection of EDI and arts management programs. The Fellow will work under the supervision of a Mentor, Fleurette Fernando, Director of the MA Program in Arts Leadership at the University of Houston. The Fellow will be responsible for collecting […]