NYU Steinhardt Teams Up with University of Deusto and Guggenheim Musuem Bilbao to Launch Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management

NYU Steinhardt Teams Up with University of Duesto and Guggenheim Musuem Bilboa to Launch Leadership Program in Visual Arts

Global practice in the administration of the arts is undergoing profound transformations as a result of changing funding systems, management practices, and audiences. In response to the growing industry demand, NYU Steinhardt, in collaboration with one of the top international business schools, University of Deusto Business School, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao announces the launch of the International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management.

This program, with its innovative approach to learning, consists of five-day modules taught by experts in their respective fields in three geographical areas—New York, Europe, and Abu Dhabi.

The program aims to:

• Facilitate the understanding of the current competitive environment and key drivers of success in global arts industries.

• Strengthen the strategic vision of cultural organizations and the leadership skills required to face the challenges of the industry in the 21st century.

• Improve the decision-making process through mastering the fundamentals of arts management, including strategy and governance, financial management, marketing, fundraising, and operations.

• Further develop an international network of colleagues, experts, and practioners in the global arts industry.

The program, aimed at senior professionals with at least five years of relevant experience in the field of visual arts or related arts fields, begins April 2013 and is structured in three intensive modules of five days per module. Module one (Bilbao, April 15–19) focuses on understanding the environment: global trends and strategic vision. Module two (New York, June 10-14) tackles leadership, audience and funders, and Module three (Abu Dhabi, Oct. 6-10) will have an emphasis on operating in the global art sector. To learn more about the program, visit: www.dbs.deusto.es/ilpvam.

About Deusto Business School, University of Deusto, Spain
Created with a strong commitment to being one of the international top business schools, Deusto Business School, part of the centenary University of Deusto, aspires to be a true center of excellence. As Deusto adapts to the changing times, the School advances its mission to provide Business Education to Serve the World. Deusto has a wide and diverse network of over 70,000 alumni in more than 30 countries. Its influence on the Spanish business world is a measure of its success—Deusto alumni occupy senior executive positions in 20% of the IBEX 35 companies. Moreover, the School’s reputation is enhanced by having strong links with the corporate sector: DBS forms part of a close network of successful, mainly international companies that support its commitment to excellence through knowledge sharing and mentoring with participants enrolled on the programs.

About Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is the result of an unprecedented partnership between the Basque Institutions and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Fifteen years after its opening in October 1997, the Museum is a reality that has exceeded the most ambitious artistic and cultural expectations, and has contributed in an extraordinary way to the urban, economic, and social regeneration of the city of Bilbao and the Basque Country as a whole. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is part of an international network of museums—Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; as well as the projected Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum—that allows all members to benefit from synergies and to share resources, projects, and collections. One of the priorities of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, as declared in its Mission Statement, is to promote education and as such, to foster informal, interdisciplinary, and highly interactive educational experiences. Museum education today seeks to convey information in a way that will broaden people’s humanistic outlook and enrich their understanding and experience.

About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Founded in 1831, New York University is one of the largest private universities in the United States, enrolling over 40,000 students in eighteen schools and colleges. The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development of New York University offers academic year and summer study abroad programs that span more than a dozen fields in education, health, media, and the arts. More than 79,000 alumni live and work in New York City, other major urban centers in the United States, and around the world. Steinhardt is a leader in arts management training with visual arts, performing arts, and music business programs. Established in 1971, the M.A. Program in Visual Arts Administration was the first in the nation to focus specifically on administrative careers in the visual arts, in both traditional and alternative contexts. The Program has developed a strong international presence through its numerous international alumni and, since 1994, a proven record of excellent European-based study abroad programs. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu.


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