Rachel Buckmaster (MA 2011)

Arts Administration and Policy
Rachel Buckmaster


Rachel Buckmaster is the Assistant Director of the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University.

Buckmaster served in the public sector for over a decade before deciding to pursue further study at SAIC, including a position as Community Relations and Arts Organizations Liaison for the Mayor’s Office in Indianapolis, IN. Her interest in cultural policy and arts advocacy led her to focus her research at SAIC on issues of civic engagement and campus-based arts programs. While at SAIC, Buckmaster interned at the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs, and after graduating was appointed as Assistant Director of Student Affairs at the School.

Rachel Buckmaster has a BA in Political Science from Ball State University, and earned her MA in Arts Administration & Policy in2011. The title of her MA Thesis was “Welcoming residential wisdom: the value of community engagement to campus-based arts programs.”

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