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 toward:
LEAP 500 (Leadership in the Arts) or concurrent registration.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Event Studies, 2nd Ed. (2013)
- Fundamentals of Project Management, 4th Ed. (2012)
- The Arts Management Handbook (2011)
Brindle, M. and DeVereaux, C.
Please contact the CSU Bookstore for course material information.
Emelie Borello is currently an instructor for the undergraduate LEAP courses and a recent graduate from the LEAP master’s degree program. She has a strong background in management, human resources, and project planning as well as a decade of experience as a director and designer in the local Fort Collins community theatre. In addition to teaching, Emelie is working toward her PhD in the study of festivals and the communities that they serve, as well as continuing research in the field of theatre and its relationship to audience experiences.
Sandy Ceas is a Denver-based, international exhibiting artist, educator and social justice practitioner in the arts. The art practice of social engagement through the vehicle of art production and encounter has been Ceas’ forte. She has organized boundary crossing art programs to open dialogue in various cultures as a means to social change. Her aim is to cultivate young college-age students to comprehend the agency of art to foster solidarity on a global scale. Ceas has a Master’s of Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), California in New Genres and a Master’s of Art in Humanities from the University of Denver with an emphasis on philosophy and religion.