Conference

June 1-4, 2023 at Baruch College in New York City, New York

Call for Proposals

Deadline for submissions: January 30, 2023

AAAE seeks proposals from presenters of diverse backgrounds and ages, and who are at different stages of their careers. We encourage paper and presentation proposals that showcase educators, researchers, scholars, and practitioners from a variety of academic institutions and organizations in the non-profit, profit, and public spheres, in the US and internationally, and welcome proposals from graduate and undergraduate students.

Inspired by the conference location of New York City, one of the most artistically vibrant and culturally diverse multi-tier cities, we are inviting you to embark on an investigation of the creative ecosystem, from an arts-administration perspective.

The dynamic development of the field and the accelerated digitalization caused by the pandemic have impacted teaching, learning, creating, and experiencing, and this has prompted a need to reflect on the key elements and dimensions of the creative ecosystem in different parts of the world and to appraise what the future might look like.

Striking a balance among peopleprocess, and power has become a central challenge for the creative ecosystem. We would like to invite you to interrogate the creative ecosystem through all or any of the three lenses.

PEOPLE

Need points of departure? You may consider:

How does the arts administration education field enhance the worth, the agency and the skills of the people?

+ Who is in the room? What steps have been undertaken to remove barriers to participation, and to demonstrate inclusivity and diversity?

+ How are arts administration educators connecting the theory and the practice of the field?

PROCESS

Need points of departure? You may consider:

+ How do we ensure that our classroom and our pedagogy are inclusive?

+How have the ongoing changes been embedded in educational goals? 

+ How are education, research and practice of arts administration mutually informing each other?

POWER

Need points of departure? You may consider:

+ How is arts administration education empowering and enabling future arts administrators?

+ How do we collectively enhance the worth, the agency, and the excellence of arts administration education?

+ What are the implications of arts administration education for pay equity, racial equity, gender equity?

New Opportunities at the 2023 Conference

To celebrate our return to an in-person conference, the Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce several incentives specifically designated for the 2023 conference delegates!

AAAE-AJAM Conference Issue 

The American Journal of Arts Management will publish a focal issue featuring a selection of AAAE’s conference proceedings. The opportunity is open to all accepted conference presenters regardless of their membership status and geographic location. If you would like to be considered for this special issue, please indicate so on the conference submission form.

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Best Student Paper Prize

The prize is open to both graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in AAAE member programs. Program directors are invited to nominate student papers. Program faculty is responsible to identify student papers and offer them to the program director to nominate. Each member program is free to create its own nominating process for students’ papers. Students interested in the prize should contact their program directors and follow the quality standard and evaluation criteria, established by the said program.

The recipient of the prize will be announced at the AAAE’s conference in New York, and they will receive a $500 cash award.

The winner will be welcome to present at the Conference. If they elect to do so, AAAE will waive the conference registration fee. While the organizer cannot guarantee funding for travel and accommodation, we will do their best to provide access to scholarship resources. In addition, the winner’s and finalist’s papers will be reviewed for publication by partnering journals.

Learn more and nominate a student paper

Best Paper by Arts Administration Educator

Mid-career and established educators with a minimum of six years of teaching experience are invited to elect to be considered for the prize. The prize is open to all accepted conference paper presenters, regardless of their membership status and geographic location. If you would like to be considered for this prize, please indicate so on the conference submission form. The final selection will be made during the conference, following an evaluation rubric devised by the Conference Evaluation Committee.

The winning paper will be announced at the conclusion of the AAAE’s conference in New York, and the awardee will receive $250 worth of IntellectBooks books and/or journal subscriptions of their choice.

In addition, the winner and the runner up will be offered publishing opportunities by participating periodicals.

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Best Paper by Emerging Arts Administration Educator

Early career educators with up to five years of teaching experience are invited to elect to be considered for the prize. The prize is open to all accepted conference paper presenters, regardless of their membership status and geographic location. If you would like to be considered for this prize, please indicate so on the conference submission form. The final selection will be made during the conference, following an evaluation rubric devised by the Conference Evaluation Committee.

The winning paper will be announced at the conclusion of the AAAE’s conference in New York, and the awardee will receive $250 worth of IntellectBooks books and/or journal subscriptions of their choice. In addition, the winner and the runner up will be offered publishing opportunities by participating periodicals.

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Best Presentation Prize

This opportunity is open to all conference presenters, regardless of their membership status and geographic location. Session proposals, such as panels, roundtables, workshops, and other forms of interactive sessions are eligible. If you would like to be considered for this prize, please indicate so on the conference submission form. The final selection will be made during the conference, following an evaluation rubric devised by the Conference Evaluation Committee. The winning session presentation will be announced at the conclusion of the AAAE’s conference in New York, and the awardees will receive a $300 worth of Routledge books of their choice. In addition, winners and finalists for the prize will be offered publishing opportunities by participating periodicals.

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Past Conferences

AAAE’s annual conference brings together members and colleagues from across the globe. It is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow arts administrators and educators and explore the complex questions of arts and cultural management. Our members gather to share their latest research findings, explore the newest practices and keep up with the rapidly changing ways way art is made, supported, experienced, and delivered in markets across the globe.

Conferences offer programming in research, pedagogy, and practice. Hosted by AAAE members in a different location every year, they afford members and attendees an opportunity to explore the arts and culture of new places.

Due to COVID-19, the in-person conference was moved online for the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Annual Conferences. The video recordings are available to all AAAE members HERE within the AAAE Members Portal. (You must be logged into the Portal to follow the link.)

2022 New Directions in Arts Administration: Who, What, Why & How - Online Conference

2021 REIMAGINE/RECONNECT/RENEW - Virtual Conference 

2020 Vision For Student Success - Online Conference Series

2019 The Future of Arts Administration Education: Evolution, Reinvention, and Transformation 
Hosted by Bolz Center for Arts Administration at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Conference Presentations Available HERE

2018 Building Communities of the Future: Arts Administrators as Agents of Change
Hosted by University of Houston and University of Houston Downtown

2017 New Places, Spaces, and Faces: Exploring Possibilities and Crossing Borders
Hosted by Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland

2016 Direct Connect: A New Way Forward
Hosted by Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Educator Impact: Framing Arts Administration Education in a Dynamic Field
Hosted by the University of Oregon, Portland, OR
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2014 Being Bold, Embracing Change
Hosted by HEC Montréal, Montréal QC

2013 Advancing New Paradigms
Hosted by the University of New Orleans, New Orleans LA

2012 Educating for Leadership
Hosted by Claremont Graduate University, Claremont CA

2011 Educate | Innovate | Activate
Hosted by Boston University, Boston MA

2010 Making Connections: Preparing Cultural Leaders for Future Challenges
Hosted by American University, Washington DC


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