Arts Administration | Economics and Administration of Artistic Organizations
Y564 | 12350 | Rushton, Michael
In this course students analyze the unique challenges facing arts
organizations in the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors.
Among other topics, the course deals with the multiple and often-
conflicting goals faced by arts organizations, consumer demand and
price setting, experimentation and innovation, and setting the rules
for decision-making and oversight.
The course to a large degree consists of applications from the
fields of public administration, nonprofit organizations, and
economics to the problems facing cultural organizations, including
governmental bodies. The material provides a complement to the
course AADM – Y559 – Public Policy and the Arts, but there is no
overlap in syllabus readings; students with a great interest in
cultural policy could benefit from taking both courses, but all
students could take only one course or the other independently.