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Apr 29, 2020

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 the field during this unprecedented time. With so many uncertainties, trying to plan for life and make a change in the field can feel like an overwhelming task. I encourage you...


Among the playwrights commissioned to write short plays that can be read or performed by people sheltering in place: Jordan E. Cooper, left, Michael R. Jackson and Aleshea Harris.
Apr 15, 2020

Making Art During a Pandemic: Theaters Seek and Share Mini-Plays

Among the playwrights commissioned to write short plays that can be read or performed by people sheltering in place: Jordan E. Cooper, left, Michael R. Jackson and Aleshea Harris.Credit...From left: Ike Edeani for The New York Times; Grace Rivera for The New York Times; Nathan Bajar for The New York Times By Michael Paulson April 1, 2020 Nonprofits around the country plan to commission works of no longer than 10 minutes that can be read or performed by people...


Mar 24, 2020

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 there to advocate for increased public funding for the arts and strong public policies, including arts education policies at the federal, state,...


Jan 24, 2020

The Arts Administrator’s Creed: 5 Guiding Principles for Your Arts Admin Career

Originally published in NYFA Business Empowering advice from arts administrators nationwide on how to define and achieve success in your life and work. Arts administrators work behind-the-scenes on behalf of artists and creatives everywhere, providing resources, support, and structure for their projects and practices. Often, these types of jobs combine a passion for the arts with business, management, education, programming, fundraising, or communications expertise. The work can be...