Leadership in the arts is an ever evolving landscape. In this course you will explore the future of arts management for both the overarching field and for your individual career. You will learn about a cross-role term for leaders where influence on processes and people take center stage. You will dive into current research on the key five factors that present the arts leadership field with challenges and opportunities, including economic pressures and a cross-generational workplace. You will be part of the industry discussion: What will the future look like for the arts sector? How will this industry evolution impact your leadership and role in the organization?
This course will also focus leadership lessons from the arts, including innovation, and how leadership skills are fostered in arts education. You will have the opportunity to gage your views and leadership habits, as well as take a leadership survey and share your results and insights with your class peers.
In this course you will:
• Learn about the current state of the arts management.
• Identify the five key factors impacting the arts sector today.
• Evaluate your current leadership accomplishments.
• Recognize your views on leadership and your own leadership capacities.
• Articulate your perspectives on leadership in the arts.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Textbook and Materials
Required texbook - Bolden, R., Gosling, J., Hawkins, B., & Taylor, S. (2011). Exploring leadership: individual, organizational, and social perspectives (1st ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
In addition to managing arts organizations, Constance DeVereaux has worked as an arts management consultant, arts advocate, and researcher. She brings both applied and philosophical dimensions to the program, and is an international expert in arts and cultural policy. She served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in both policy and management at universities in Finland, South Africa, and Romania. DeVereaux created the arts management master's program at Claremont Graduate University and the arts management minor at Northern Arizona University, and is the former director of the arts administration program at Shenandoah University. She also lectures internationally on arts management and policy topics and is a frequent presenter at international conferences. Her research interests include cultural citizenship and the arts, culturally sustainable entrepreneurship, arts management practices, and everyday aesthetics. In addition to her academic pursuits, DeVereaux is an award-winning feature reporter for public radio.