International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management

International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management

Guggenheim Bilbao

February 8, 2013
International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management

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Deusto Business School (University of Deusto, Spain), NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development (New York University, New York), and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Bilbao, Spain) present an International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management.

The International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management combines advanced business theory and techniques together with the latest concepts and global trends in visual arts management and administration to provide a rigorous, engaging educational program for experienced professionals in the visual arts or related arts fields. 

This Program, with its innovative approach to learning, comprises five-day modules taught by experts in their respective fields in three geographical areas—New York (USA), Bilbao (Europe), and Abu Dhabi (the Middle East), thereby providing an exceptional, immersive on-site experience.  

Objectives of the program
Specifically, the Program aims to facilitate the understanding of the current competitive environment and key drivers of success in global arts industries; strengthen the strategic vision of cultural organizations and the leadership skills required to face the challenges of the industry in the 21st century; improve the decision-making process, through mastering the fundamentals of arts management, including strategy and governance, financial management, marketing, fundraising, and operations; and further develop an international network of colleagues, experts, and practitioners in the global arts industry.

Participant profile
The Program is aimed at professionals with at least five years of relevant experience in the field of visual arts or related arts disciplines. Candidates with significant professional experience in other areas, and interest in advancing their career in this field, will also be considered. 

Program content
The Program starts in April 2013 and is structured in three intensive modules of five days per module:

Module 1: Bilbao, April 15–19, 2013
Understanding the Environment: Global Trends and Strategic Vision

Module 2: New York, June 10–14, 2013
Leadership, Audience and Funders

Module 3: Abu Dhabi, October 6–10, 2013
Operating in the Global Art Sector

The Program lecturers, leaders in the field, as well as faculty and professionals from the organizing institutions represent a multidisciplinary panel of international experts that will expose participants to multiple perspectives and will present to them the challenges of managing organizations devoted to the visual arts and related arts fields.

Partner institutions
Deusto Business School, Spain
Created with a strong commitment to being one of the international top Business Schools, Deusto Business School, part of the centenary University of Deusto, aspires to be a true center of excellence. 

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
Founded in 1831, New York University is one of the largest private universities in the United States. Established in 1971, the M.A. Program in Visual Arts Administration was the first in the nation to focus specifically on administrative careers in the visual arts, in both traditional and alternative contexts. The Program has developed a strong international presence through its numerous international alumni and, since 1994, a proven record of excellent European-based study abroad programs.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is the result of an unprecedented partnership between the Basque Institutions and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. One of the priorities of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is to promote education and as such, to foster informal, interdisciplinary, and highly interactive educational experiences.

For more information for media:
Deusto Business School
Press Office
T +34 944 13 92 43
F + 34 944 45 68 17
[email protected]

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
Courtney Bowe, Public Affairs Officer
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
University Relations and Public Affairs
25 W. 4th Street Room 512
New York, NY 10012
T 212 998 6797
[email protected] 

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Dept. of Communications and Marketing
T +34 944 35 90 08
F +34 944 35 90 59
[email protected]


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