Click to read the 2012-2013 New Student Welcome Packet!
Click to read the 2012-2013 New Student Welcome Packet!
Attention incoming AADM students… the 2012-2013 Welcome Packet will be arriving shortly! The packet will contain information to successfully guide you through your first term in the program. Get ready, because this year is going to be great!
The 2012-2013 AAGA Board of Directors [Read more...]
The latest edition of Artsline is out! Catch up on the latest news from Drexel’s Arts Administration Program.
Read it here!
I know many of our readers already saw this through social networking announcements but here is a link to Travel and Leisure Magazine’s Best Cities for Culture.
What does this mean for Philadelphia? Arts and culture can build communities, revitalize economies and provide life changing experiences for all people. The question to think about is: how can we as arts and culture professionals continue to provide artistic excellence and organizational excellence in order to keep out city alive with the arts?
This is a pertinent question for those pursuing a degree in Arts Administration. Professionalization of the field is becoming a popular topic and can be seen as a catalyst for the growth of the sector, not just in Philadelphia, but in cities all over the world. By having a more thoughtful understanding of how we manage organizations, creativity in program design and planning for financial instability are all outcomes of a better educated non-profit work force. Students especially in our program at Drexel may at times find it challenging to balance work, school and taking on their own arts and culture pursuits. But they should be proud that it is because of those long hours, and mind expanding conversations that our city has become known for arts and culture.
What do you think about the future of Philadelphia’s Arts and Culture sector?
Are we able to continue with this trajectory?
What issues will we deal with in the future?
How do you think your studies will serve you in creating value for the field?
If anyone headed out to the Philles game this weekend maybe you saw the 3-D sidewalk art! The installation took place Friday night before the game, and fans were able to take pictures with it. There are three albums of fan photos on Facebook!
This is a great example of the creative use of art, to reach audiences who might not be involved in arts and culture. It is hard to not notice the amazing collection of public and street art living in Philadelphia. We are a world class destination for murals and our public art program is growing everyday. But bringing fun, interactive art to sports fans is a great way to reach out to a new audience.
What do you think?
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This year’s Leadership in the Arts class, Professor Fitzgibbon and the Arts Administration Graduate Association are excited to invite you to a panel discussion on Leadership and the Arts. The panel, coordinated by Aidan Vega and Beth Lillis, will feature three of Philadelphia’s most esteemed leaders in arts and culture; Gary Steuer, Chief Cultural Officer and Director of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy for the City of Philadelphia; Tom Kaiden, President of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance; and Diana Duncan, Senior Vice President of External Affairs at the Barnes Foundation.
Topics will include cultivating inspiration in others, transitions in leadership styles, overcoming challenges, and how leadership in the arts may differ from other industries.
The panel will take place in MacAlister Hall on the corner of 33rd and Chestnut on Tuesday, July 20th from 6pm to 7:30pm, room TBA. Please RSVP to Tracy at email@example.com.
The panel will present an amazing opportunity to witness three of Philadelphia’s great leaders discuss their unique perspectives. We hope that you will be able to join us for this thrilling event!
This coming Saturday, March 27th, Julie Goodman Hawkins, the Vice President of Public Policy at the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, along with her associates Sara Cederberg and April Williamson, will be giving a workshop / lecture to Drexel University students, emerging arts and culture professionals, as well as the general public, on how to advocate for the arts on Capitol Hill for the National Arts Advocacy Action Summit, quickly approaching on April 11th through 13th. Proceeds from the Art Auction go toward sending Drexel students to DC for the summit.
The lecture will take place Saturday, March 27th, from 1pm to 3pm, in the Mitchell Auditorium, in the Bossone Research Building (on Market Street between 31st and 32nd streets) on Drexel University’s campus.
Light refreshments will be provided.
If anyone is interested in attending, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
The quality of artwork was astonishing and the raffle baskets flew off the table!
We’ll see everyone next year, where we hope to top ourselves, once again!
Some photos of the night, taken by Nicole Oidick.
Check out the rest on Drexel AAGA’s Flickr Page:
Meg Clifton Mitchell has her Master of Music in Jazz Studies from The University of the Arts. Her style has been described as swinging with a fresh and sexy quality and rich with the knowledge of jazz vocal history.
Meg is also pursuing a second Masters in Arts Administration at Drexel University where she is the President of the Arts Administration Graduate Student Association. Meg is dedicated to the arts and culture of Philadelphia and is a strong arts advocate for both the performing and visual arts.
Come watch Meg and her amazing pipes!