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.

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.


Announcing The AAAE 2020/21 EDI Research Fellows!

We are pleased to announce Trés McMichael & India Mack as the 2020/21 Equity, Diversity & inclusion (EDI) Research Fellows! AAAE received a record number of 22 applications to the program this year. For the first time in the Fellowship’s history (launched in 2019), we are offering Fellowships to two outstanding candidates, as part of our on-going work and commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization. Thank you to the members who made this possible by making dedicated contributions to help sponsor a second Fellow in 2020/21.