New Collaborative Program on Arts Management Spans Three Continents

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New Collaborative Program on Arts Management

The Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao are collaborating with New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Deusto Business School in Spain to offer an innovative new program for arts professionals. The program, which will take place across three continents next year, combines advanced business theory with the latest global trends in visual arts management.

The International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management (ILPVAM) launches in April 2013 with a five-day module in Bilbao, followed by modules in New York and Abu Dhabi in June and October. ILPVAM addresses the profound transformations in the global practice of arts administration in the 21st century due to changing funding systems, management practices, and audiences, and is designed to develop the skills necessary to face these challenges.

During each program, several senior staff members from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, including Laura Miller, Director of Marketing, and Sarah G. Austrian, Deputy Director, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, as well as colleagues from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, will lead workshops along with other arts professionals and present a broad spectrum of issues faced by visual arts organizations. Sessions for the Abu Dhabi module include “Art and Urban Development,” “Communicating with Audiences,” and “Building Cultural Value and Capital.” Through the three modules, ILPVAM aims to help professionals strengthen the strategic vision of their cultural organizations and leadership skills to face modern-day challenges, improve the decision-making process, and facilitate the understanding of the nuanced relationship between global and local art markets. Participants will also engage in an immersive on-site experience in each city.

Preference for applications to the Abu Dhabi program will be given to those received by January 31. For further information on any aspect of the program, the admission process, fees, and application deadlines, visit ILPVAM’s website.

Photos courtesy Guggenheim Museum Bilbao