LEAP 650 - Arts Event Management

  • 3 credits

Festivals, art fairs, music concerts, dance exhibitions, poetry slams are just a few examples of the types of arts events that you will learn how to manage. Qualified arts events managers are needed to conceptualize, create, and implement public arts events as well as events designed for private enterprises. This course takes you through the processes needed for learning to plan and manage events, including both practical and theoretical applications.

This course can be applied towards:


LEAP 500 (Leadership in the Arts) or concurrent registration.

Textbook and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Event Studies, 2nd Ed. (2013)
    Getz, D.
    ISBN: 978-0080969534
  • Fundamentals of Project Management, 4th Ed. (2012)
    Heagney, m
    ISBN: 978-0080969534
  • The Arts Management Handbook (2011)
    Brindle, M. and DeVereaux, C.
    ISBN: 978-0080969534


Sandy Ceas

Sandy Ceas is a nomadic New Englander who settled in the foothills of Colorado to practice her art and to teach at a number of Colorado universities about the value of art in cultural production. Ceas has a Master’s of Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) in New Genres and a Master’s of Art in Humanities from the University of Denver with an emphasis on religion, philosophy and ethics. She has taught at SFAI, Colorado Christian University, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Metropolitan State University, Vermont College and the Art Institutes in both Colorado and Oregon.

Aimee Fullman


In 2014, Aimee Fullman joined the University of Westminster as the founding Programme Director/Principal Lecturer of an online MA/Diploma and Certificate in International Cultural Relations. She grew up in the arts as a dancer, musician and creative writer and for over 15 years, she has worked in international cultural policy, and arts/nonprofit administration as a researcher and practitioner.

Aimee is a U.S.-based U40 Cultural Diversity fellow, Board member of the Dance Construction Company and has been an invited speaker in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. She particularly enjoys engaging with students and has guest lectured at institutions including Carleton University, Goldsmiths’ University of London, New York University, Syracuse University and American University where she was a lecturer.

Her research focuses on international cultural engagement and cultural diplomacy, comparative cultural policy, cultural diversity and the societal value of arts and culture. Service to the field includes grant panel experience for international arts, education and student scholarships with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Institute for International Education and as a qualifying reader (bilingual) for the Fund for Cultural Diversity at UNESCO. Since 2014, she has served as a mentor for National Arts Strategies.

Jack Rogers


Jack has worked in the performing arts for over 24 years. During that time, he has been an artist, advocate, tour manager, festival producer, venue director, and worn countless other hats.

Jack received his BFA in acting with a minor in dance and a concentration in music from Long Island University at CW Post. Jack has received multiple awards for his performance work both professionally and academically. He received his MPA in nonprofit management from Georgia State University. As an advocate, Jack served as Vice President of Programming for the Georgia Arts Network, the state’s official arts advocacy organization. Jack has served as a juror on programming committees for the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Georgia Assembly of Community Arts Agencies, Georgia Presenters, and the Southern Arts Federation’s Performing Arts Exchange.

Jack’s interests include multi-disciplinary collaboration, event management safety and security, advocacy, and performing arts programming. Jack is a member of Actor’s Equity of America, Americans for the Arts, the International Association of Venue Managers, and the Western Arts Alliance. Jack currently provides administrative, artistic, and operational leadership to The Lincoln Center, a multi-venue events facility and Northern Colorado’s largest performing arts presenter.