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.
2016-17 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sherburne Laughlin, President
Kevin Maifeld, Vice President
David Edelman, Treasurer
Travis Newton, Secretary
Arizona State University
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Kentucky
The Education University of Hong Kong
University of Wisconsin, Bolz Center for Arts Administration
Alan Salzenstein, Immediate Past President
Annick Schramme, President of ENCATC
University of Antwerp
Katy Coy, Executive Director