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Andrew Taylor Director of the Arts Management Program Performing Arts

Additional Positions at AU
MA Director, Arts Management
BA English, MA Business/Arts Administration

Andrew Taylor thinks (a bit too much) about organizational structure, strategy, and management practice in the nonprofit arts. An Associate Professor of Arts Management at American University, he also consults for cultural, educational, and support organizations throughout North America. Andrew is past president of the Association of Arts Administration Educators, board chair for Fractured Atlas, consulting editor for The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, and a co-editor of Artivate, a journal on arts entrepreneurship. Since July 2003, he has written a popular weblog on the business of arts and culture, "The Artful Manager," hosted by ( He's currently constructing an array of free and public resources to support Arts Management practitioners – online textbook, weekly newsletter, short video series – available at


Spring 2024

  • AMGT-631 Governance and Leadership

Summer 2024

  • AMGT-472 Topics in Arts Management: How to Run an Arts Festival

Fall 2024

  • AMGT-670 Survey of Arts Management

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