DeVos Institute of Arts Management at UMD

Michael Kaiser and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland

“The DeVos Institute became part of University of Maryland in September, and we are so excited to have access to the University’s remarkable faculty, to engage students in our work, and to collaborate with its dynamic leadership team.

Residing at a major university presents the opportunity to do substantive studies into arts management issues that challenge our field. Our first exploration will address the challenges facing African American and Latino arts organizations today – and how these issues can be addressed to support a diverse, sustainable arts sector throughout the United States. In developing this project, and in all we do, we are grateful to have the resources of a great university to call upon.

At the DeVos Institute, we believe that while much is spent to train artists, too little is spent to support the managers and boards who keep these artists at work – especially with accelerating changes in technology, demographics, government policy, and the economy. With our move to Maryland, we are offered the opportunity to expand our work, and we are honored to partner with the University to explore Diversity in the Arts.”

MICHAEL KAISER, Chairman of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at UMD

Upcoming Events

Diversity in the Arts Panel Discussion: Legends in the Field
March 12, 2015 5:30 PM

FREE but reservations required

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Following Legends in the Field, two subsequent panels will examine the future of organizations of color, discussing challenges and solutions with current leaders. Sarah Bellamy, Co-Artistic Director of Penumbra Theatre Company in Saint Paul, Minnesota will curate and moderate a discussion focused on African American organizations and Michael-John Garcés, Artistic Director of Cornerstone Theater in Los Angeles, California will curate and moderate a discussion exploring the future of Latino organizations.

The next topic in the Institute’s research series will be Technology in the Arts and will launch in Fall 2015.

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