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Arts Management Executive Education

Arts Management Executive Education

The Arts Management Program at American University, one of the top in the United States, is pleased to announce its newest program, Arts Management Executive Education (AMEE).

Held at the American University campus, the three-, five-, or ten-day program includes day-long courses in arts management and private meetings with leaders in arts management organizations and government in Washington, DC. The city is the hub of US cultural policy-making, arts advocacy, and cultural studies. It also is the headquarters of well-known cultural institutions and arts organizations, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and many more. 

Participants will earn a Certificate in Arts Management Executive Education from American University.

Arts Management Executive Education courses can include:

  • Overview of Arts Management Best Practices in the United States and Abroad
  • Comparative Cultural Policy/Cultural Diplomacy
  • Resources for the Arts
  • Marketing the Arts
  • Public and Private Partnerships in the Arts

Available to government and arts leaders, this program can be tailored to the needs of your group or team. The cost does not include travel, lodging, food, or translators. A minimum cohort of 20 participants is required.

For more information, please contact Program Director Sherburne Laughlin at or 202-885-3485.



This program is led by preeminent faculty of American University, including:

Joan Jeffri is director and founder of the Research Center for the Arts and Culture at the National Center for Creative Aging. She was the director of the graduate program in Arts Administration Teachers College, Columbia University for 22 years. She is the author of several arts management books, including Respect for Art: Visual Arts Administration and Management in China and the United States, which has been translated into Chinese with co-author Professor Yu Ding.

David Snider is an award-winning arts manager and artist, with over 20 years of experience as a director, educator, producer, administrator and actor. As Producing Artistic Director and CEO of Young Playwrights’ Theater, he has received many awards including the Meyer Foundation’s $100,000 Exponent Award for visionary leadership of a nonprofit. He is a member of the National Arts Strategies’ Chief Executive Program, a collaborative think tank of 100 CEOs from around the world dedicated to tackling issues of competition, finance and relevance on a global scale.

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