Michael Kaiser and DeVos Institute to Join UMD

Michael Kaiser

Michael Kaiser photo courtesy of the Kennedy Center

​With great excitement we share with you that by September of 2014, the DeVos Institute of Arts Management will relocate to the University of Maryland, College Park, joining the College of Arts and Humanities’ robust portfolio.

In collaboration with the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, one of the nation's leading arts incubators, the institute will continue its work providing training and support for the arts leaders of today and tomorrow. Joining the ranks of renowned arts partners the School of Music; School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies; the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library; and the Visiting Artist Program, the institute will continue to provide training to arts administrators and arts management consultation to cultural organizations, governments, and foundations nationally and internationally.

There has been considerable interest in the college to develop programs in arts management, and by adding the expertise of this new partner, we are even better positioned to shape the future of the arts worldwide. Through training, mentoring and scholarship of arts students, leaders and entrepreneurs we will be at the forefront of arts education.

Over the next several months we will be discussing the details of this relationship with DeVos as well as with faculty and staff in the center and the college. Please stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, you can learn more about our new partner by visiting the DeVos Institute of Arts Management online.


Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
Martin Wollesen, Executive Director, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

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