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Cultural Policy & Arts Administration

The Arts Administration faculty at SPEA cover a wide range of topics in management and policy, including the lives and careers of artists, the effective management of arts organizations (including focus on raising revenue for organizations through donations and effective pricing), the interplay between the arts and civil society, intellectual and cultural property rights, and the relationship between investments in cultural facilities and local economic development.

Faculty Members

Matthew Baggetta

Assistant Professor

Beth E. Cate

Associate Professor

Monika Herzig

Senior Lecturer

Frank C. Lewis

Lecturer, Arts Administration

Michael Rushton

Professor and Director of Arts Administration Programs

Yue (Jen) Shang

Assistant Professor

Joanna Woronkowicz

Assistant Professor

Faculty Research

Indiana nonprofit employment made gains despite recession

"Indiana Nonprofit Employment: 2009 Update" was prepared by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, professor at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, and by graduate students Kellie McGiverin-Bohan, Jacob Knight, Katherine Novakoski and Virginia Simpson with assistance from Kristen Dmytryk and Jason Simons.

Indiana University report finds IRS revoked tax exemption for one in 10 Hoosier nonprofits

Nearly one in 10 registered Indiana nonprofit organizations lost their tax-exempt status last month for failing to file newly required paperwork with the Internal Revenue Service, according to an analysis led by an Indiana University faculty member and philanthropy expert.

For civic associations, effective leadership produces organizational success

Alexis de Tocqueville observed nearly 200 years ago that American civic associations served as "schools of democracy" where members learned the skills of citizenship. A recent study by Indiana University faculty member Matthew Baggetta and several colleagues suggests that such organizations are more effective if they embrace that Tocquevillian role.

Hoosiers trust nonprofits to do what is right

A large majority of Indiana residents trust nonprofit organizations and charities in their communities to do what is right most or just about all the time, according to a new Indiana University survey.