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Daniel Atkinson

Lecturer

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Bio

Education: BA, Studio Art, 2008, U. of Minnesota; MA, Art Education, 2011, NYU; MS, Leadership in Museum Education, Bank St College of Education. Concurrent Positions: Programmer at MCA Chicago; Lecturer at Node Center for Curatorial Studies. Interests: Radical pedagogy; public programming; museum and informal learning. Previous Positions and Institutions: Emerging Curators Institute, Co-Director, Education and Public Programs; various positions in the education and public programs departments of Museum of Modern Art; New York; Museum of the Moving Image; Dia:Beacon; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; the Walker Art Center. 

Courses

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Description

Processes in Arts Administration offers project-based engagement with timely and relevant developments in Arts Administration. Through an incubator model, students will have the opportunity to explore creative processes that take place as part of independent projects, or 'in the front of the house' and behind the scenes of arts organizations, elevating creativity in arts administration. Course work will vary and may include researching, proposing and designing curatorial projects across media, programming supporting events for multiple audiences, and designing and publishing publicity, critical, and documentation materials in conjunction with projects. Students will develop site specific projects at proposal, model, and prototype levels. Course outcomes will include presentations and documentation.

Class Number

2482

Credits

3

Description

This course examines cultural policy issues within arts organizations and society. A central objective of the course is to develop student understanding of the mission and operation of different arts organizations in the context of society's structures and needs. Cultural policy at the National Endowment for the Arts, along with other national models, will be critically analyzed. The philosophical foundations of the nonprofit sector, and the developments that have taken place there in recent times, will be examined. The educative role of the arts, and how this can be effectively integrated with an arts organization's program will be addressed through case studies. Alternative organizational models will be introduced, to encourage new thinking in the development of organizational missions. You must be a Master of Arts in Arts Administration student to enroll in this course.

Class Number

1196

Credits

3

Description

Processes in Arts Administration offers project-based engagement with timely and relevant developments in Arts Administration. Through an incubator model, students will have the opportunity to explore creative processes that take place as part of independent projects, or 'in the front of the house' and behind the scenes of arts organizations, elevating creativity in arts administration. Course work will vary and may include researching, proposing and designing curatorial projects across media, programming supporting events for multiple audiences, and designing and publishing publicity, critical, and documentation materials in conjunction with projects. Students will develop site specific projects at proposal, model, and prototype levels. Course outcomes will include presentations and documentation.

Class Number

2483

Credits

3