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)
- Fundamentals of Project Management, 4th Ed. (2012)
- The Arts Management Handbook (2011)
Brindle, M. and DeVereaux, C.
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.
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.