ALUMNI

Yun Chen | Arts & Cultural Management

Pratt Institue

“I am now able to see the art world from a strategic and global perspective, and deal with complicated situations between east and west, artists and government” -Yun Chen, Curator, ACM Class of 2015

Hillary Clark | Arts & Cultural Management

Pratt Institue

 “ACM emphasized access, inclusion and engagement. We learned not only how to manage in the arts but in socio-political landscapes” - Hillary Clark, Adult programing coordinator, New York, Public Library

Aisling Connaughton | MA Social Entrepreneurship

Goldsmiths - University of London

This MA was life changing. It gave me the tools, confidence and support to leave a corporate career and co-found CYD Connects, a strategic brand communications consultancy delivering social impact for our purpose led economy. We challenge clients to reorient their brand and communications towards good, turning social responsibilty into profitable, sustainable, long term competitive advantage. The cohort was diverse and as well as making new friends we continually learn from each other. The...

Marice Cumber | MA Social Entrepreneurship

Goldsmiths - University of London

The Goldsmiths MA in Social Entrepreneurship gave me the opportunity to discuss ideas, deepen my sector knowledge and understanding and, most importantly, gave me the space to research and test different approaches in building a sustainable social enterprise. Collectively this informed the structure and operation of the Accumulate Art School for the Homeless and therefore contributed to its ongoing positive impact in empowering the lives of people who are homeless through creative...

Viola D’Ambrosio | Arts and Cultural Leadership

University of Minnesota

Viola D'Ambrosio Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Leadership By Mia Boos Viola D’Ambrosio approaches her work and education in the arts like an athlete. “I’m always trying to improve,” she says. As a professional violinist, she is a disciplined student, familiar with hard work. Three years ago she was living in Italy; this May she is graduating from the Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Leadership program. Art as Purpose After years of...

Rachael David | Tourism and Cultural Policy

Goldsmiths - University of London

I currently work as a Regeneration Projects Officer supporting the development of multi-million pound culture-led regeneration projects at the London Borough of Bromley. These projects involve the development of a new museum involving a £3million capital scheme, £1.94m Heritage Lottery Fund application and development of the museum's collections. I also am supporting the delivery of a scheme of capital projects and the development of £20m regeneration masterplan for a historic park in...

Sara Dos Santos | Cultural Policy, Relations & Diplomacy

Goldsmiths - University of London

I’m a London-based Portuguese choreographer, movement director, and cultural professional, known for interlacing a variation of dance styles, cultural influences and international experiences to develop work that has been described as engaging, thought-provoking and emotionally driven. With a 13-year career working in the cultural and creative sector, and eight years in leadership roles, my interest in international affairs, policy and cultural studies increased. The Cultural Policy,...

Zandile Dumas | MA Social Entrepreneurship

Goldsmiths - University of London

Subsequent to consulting in South Africa’s public sector for 10 years, I wanted to deepen my knowledge in social innovation and chose Goldsmiths’ MA in Social Entrepreneurship with a keen interest in a sociology based Masters as we face a triple challenge of deepening inequality, increasing unemployment and chronic poverty and concomitant psychological, physical, spiritual and emotional trauma. Additionally, to its global ranking in sociology, Goldsmiths is renowned for its arts and...

Nik. L. Dumas | Arts Administration

University of Kentucky

Nik. L. Dumas, UKY Arts Administration Masters (online) 2018. Nik Dumas, Artistic Administrator for Opera Idaho, shared his experience as a student in UKY Arts Administration online Mater’s program. “One of the many highlights of studying in the Arts Admin program was the amount of flexibility I had. Not only was I ale to comfortably work full-time, but I was able to make time for things I enjoyed as well. Another great point aout the program was the immediate feedback that I...

Quanice Floyd | Arts Management

American University

Quanice G. Floyd is a renaissance woman who wears many capes. Born and raised in NYC, she has spent over a decade in Washington, DC where she has received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education from Howard University and Kent State University respectively. Her passion for arts administration led her to pursue her second Master’s degree in Arts Management at American University, and she is currently a doctoral student at Drexel University. Quanice is the Founder &...