The non-profit arts sector…
…has become one of the most vital fields for graduates of arts administration programs. According to the latest report from Americans for the Arts, the non-profit arts industry produced more than 4 million jobs and generated $135 billion of economic activity. Those who pursue this route become involved in the operations of arts organizations at various levels.
Participating schools with arts management & related programs:
Tips for considering a career in arts management
• Whether you’re a musician looking to become more business-savvy, open your own studio, or are interested in working with a non-profit, arts management is a field to explore.
• Seek out professionals in positions that interest you to find out how they got to where they are, and what you need to do to prepare for the field.
• Investigate thoroughly any arts management program that appeals to you.
• Gain experience in your area within the arts before going back to graduate school to learn more.
Photo credit (top left): Daniel Brakke, Brakke Photography
Photo credit (above right): University of the Pacific
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