Chapter 2

Chapter 2 - Arts Managers and Management Practices + Appendix 2.1

A summary of the key concepts in the chapter 

Arts 6e Chapter 2

Museums Should Honor the Everyday Not Just the Extraordinary, Ariana Curtis, November 2018, (12:09)

“Who deserves to be in a museum? For too long, the answer has been "the extraordinary" -- those aspirational history makers who inspire us with their successes. But those stories are limiting, says museum curator Ariana Curtis.”

Reflections on a Lifetime of Dance, Judith Jamison, April 2019 (16:54)

Judith Jamison and members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

"Dance can elevate our human experience beyond words," says Judith Jamison, artistic director emerita of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In between performances of excerpts from Alvin Ailey's classic works "Revelations" and "Cry," Jamison reflects on the enduring power of dance to transform history into art that thrills audiences around the world. 

Why Theater is Essential to Democracy, Oskar Eustis, April 2018 (13:00)

“Truth comes from the collision of different ideas, and theater plays an essential role in showing us that truth, says legendary artistic director Oskar Eustis. In this powerful talk, Eustis outlines his plan to reach (and listen to) people in places across the US where the theater, like many other institutions, has turned its back -- like the deindustrialized Rust Belt.”

The Benefits of Music Education, Anita Collins, October 2014, (17:33)

“In this talk, musician and educator Anita Collins makes a passionate case for music education as an indispensable part of school curricula, describing how learning to play music is the neurological equivalent of a full-body workout.”

Topics Related to Arts Management

Are there advantages in having professionally-trained musicians in administrative roles?”

Adaptistration - Shop Talk, Last Call: What Orchestra Administrators Really Need -10/15/2020 (7:27)

Arts Administration as Transformative Creativity, Torrie Allen, 07/24/2018 (14:28)

“If you considered yourself a creative, how differently would you approach your work life? Torrie Allen, Director of Development and & Co-Interim Director of Marketing for Oregon Shakespeare Festival challenges our preconceptions of creativity in his talk delivered at TLCC2018 in Orlando during Tessitura's Innovator Series Live at TLCC.”

Impacts of COVID-19 on BIPOC Artists and Arts Administrators Research Findin & Results (35:07)

“Dr. Antonio Cuyler and Evan Linett lead a presentation on the findings from AAC's research study on the impacts of COVID-19 on Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) artists and arts administrators done in 2021.”

VIDEOS for Appendix 2.1

Classical Management Theory – 10/23/2017 (10:48)

Organizational Communication Channel

“Classical Management Theory, broadly speaking, is based upon Henri Fayol, Frederick Taylor, and Max Weber's overlapping management theories. These three management theories came together to form what we generally refer to nowadays as Classical Management Theory.”

Henri Fayol's Principles of Management – 11/13/2017 (8:24)

Organizational Communication Channel

“Henri Fayol's Classical Management Theory offers 14 principles of management, 5 functions of management, and 6 activities of industry.”

African American Management History, Dr. Leon Prieto, 3/2/2020 (56:53)

“The most successful business leaders always have their own compelling philosophies, but all too often the thoughts and ideologies of high-profile African American leaders are forgotten or passed over.”

Max Weber: Bureaucracy, 10/18/2016 (9:52)

“Max Weber's bureaucracy theory made major contributions to our understanding of organizational life. This legal-rational approach to organizing was meant to guard against the "particularism" that Weber saw around him. It is sometimes called bureaucratic management theory known for its rationalization of organizations.”

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs – 12/29/2020, (15:07)

By Dr. Saul McLeod, Simply Psychology

“Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a motivational theory in psychology comprising a five-tier model of human needs, often depicted as hierarchical levels within a pyramid.

Needs lower down in the hierarchy must be satisfied before individuals can attend to needs higher up. From the bottom of the hierarchy upwards, the needs are: physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization.”

Modern Organizational Theory, 01/08/2021 (4:44)

“Organizational theories are useful in explaining many aspects of human behavior within organizations. Although they can’t encompass all the dynamics of actual operations within large and complex enterprises, they suggest a theoretical framework for understanding a wide range of internal variables related to organization design, communication, coordination, and effective leadership styles.”

How Art Works

The National Endowment for the Arts’ Five-Year Research Agenda, with a System Map and Measurement Model

Here are four links to other perspectives beyond the NEA’s art system map that examine arts and culture ecosystems. 

23rd ENCATC Annual Conference - The Ecology of Culture: Community Engagement, Co-creation and Cross Fertilization Report, 2015, see page 27, “The Performing Arts System”


The Structure and Ecology of Arts and Culture in India, Prezi by Tanya Agarwal, 2018


Guide for Building a Successful Arts and Culture Ecology by Zdravko Trivic, Nina Mascarenhas, Duong Quyen, Beng Kiang Tan & Rita Padawangi. National Arts Council of Singapore, 2018 


Creating the Environment: The cultural eco-systems of Creative People and Places, a presentation by Jonathan Gross and Nick Wilson focused on the UK, 2018


Grantmakers for the Arts: An Architecture of Value by Alan Brown


Understanding the value of arts & culture by Geoffrey Crossick & Patrycja Kaszynska



Creative Economy Report (2010)


Creative Economy Outlook: Trends in international trade in creative industries (2019)


New UNESCO Economic Impact Outlook on The Creative Industries, 06/17/2021


Americans for the Arts: The Creative Industries in the United States -2017


Creative Economies in the Indo-Pacific and Covid-19 – 09/2020

Websites to Bookmark

Adaptistration: Drew McManus on the orchestra business -


Americans for the Arts—Research -


American Journal of Arts Management -


ArtsHacker: practical tips, tricks, and pointers for getting things done as an arts manager -


ArtsJournal: Arts, Culture, Ideas -


Arts Management Network,


Arts Professional: News and Information from the UK - 


Charity Navigator


Colleen Dilenschneider: Know Your Own Bone - A data-informed resource for cultural executives -


GuideStar (Guidestar and the Foundation Center Merged in 2019 and created a new organization that can be found at


ENCATC – European Network of Cultural Management and Training Centres


Hyperallergic: Sensitive to Art and Its Discontents


Inside the Arts: a cultural blogging exchange -


International Journal of Arts Management

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National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) –


The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society

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The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) -