May 23-26, 2024

2024 Annual AAAE Conference

Call for Paper & Presentation Submissions

The Call for Submissions is currently closed. Those who submitted will be notified of acceptance in March 2024.
The Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) invites educators, scholars, researchers, practitioners, and students to submit proposals for its 45th annual conference, which will be held on 23-26 May 2024 at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Submissions are due 11:59 PM ET on 5 Feb, 2024.

This year’s theme is “Intersections and Innovations,” reflecting the dynamic and interdisciplinary nature of arts administration education and practice. We are delighted to explore these topics against the backdrop of Puerto Rico’s multifaceted creative landscape and the cross-disciplinary profile of our host, the School of Arts, Design, and Creative Industries, which houses programs in visual arts, music, performing arts, design, creative writing, and creative industries.

As the practice and the theory of arts administration continues to evolve, arts administrators often find themselves at various intersections of disciplines, methodologies, practices and perspectives. This year’s conference seeks to explore these intersections and highlight the innovative approaches that emerge when diverse ideas and practices intersect. We welcome submissions that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Innovative Pedagogical Approaches:

Share examples and best practices for developing students’ critical thinking, and the ability to manage the multifaceted environments of cultural institutions.

Interdisciplinarity and Cross-Collaboration: 

How can arts administration education and research benefit from collaborations with other fields such as humanities, law and ethics, business, technology, social sciences, and more?

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Social Justice: 

Explore ways to create more inclusive and equitable arts administration programs across disciplines and identities, and catalyze lasting systematic changes.

Technology and the Arts:

Examine the convergence of technology and arts administration, exploring how the advancement of generative AI is fostering innovation, affecting the artists, and shaping the future of the field.

Entrepreneurship in the Arts: 

Explore innovative approaches to entrepreneurship within arts administration education and practice.

Global Perspectives: 

Discuss the challenges and opportunities in preparing arts administrators for a globalized world, with a focus on international partnerships and international programs in arts management.

Call for Papers

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Call for Presentations

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