Arts Extension Service

Fundamentals of Arts Management, 5th edition

Publisher: UMASS Outreach Bookstore
ISBN: 0945464142
Number of pages: 400 pages + online companion
Publishing Date: 2007-01-01
Branch: intersectorial
Category: book (softcover)
Since its first edition in 1987, Fundamentals continues to offer a useful refresher to the basics as well as new understanding regarding how to integrate and gain support for the arts in the social, economic, and cultural fabric of communities. Now in its 5th edition, Fundamentals of Arts Management updates and expands what has become a primary and trusted reference book for arts managers and students of arts administration, as well as programmers who wish to incorporate the arts in human service, education, and a range of other community organizations.

Anchoring the book are eleven tried and true chapters providing principles and best practices for managing and governing community arts organizations; raising funds; and presenting, promoting, and evaluating arts programs. Four new chapters cover fundamentals of personnel management, writing successful funding proposals, advocating effectively for the arts, and maximizing the arts role in the economic development of communities. Nationally recognized leaders and authors in the community arts field offer historical and contemporary context regarding the role of the arts in community, as well as insights about arts education and cultural accesstwo important dimensions of local arts agencies work.

Also new are Online Companions to several chapters. Easily accessed Online Companions offer expanded exploration of subject matter; worksheets and other practical tools that can be downloaded and used or adapted; and valuable resource listings that point to organizations, publications, and websites.

Fundamentals of Arts Management is published by the Arts Extension Service with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bill and Sally Venman Community Arts Endowment Fund and the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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