Arts Policy, Leadership, and Engagement


This community-engaged course provides an introduction to contemporary issues in US arts policy and cultural sector leadership across four broad themes: creative institutions; cultural equity and accessibility; creative placemaking/community development; and the creative economy. In addition to policy questions in these areas, we examine leadership practices in arts organizations and cultural institutions, with particular attention to the kinds of leadership the arts require in a post-2020 world. Students will work in teams on a semester-long collaborative project with an arts policy organization and experience the arts in practice through attendance at performances and exhibitions.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • R
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • ARTHIST 228
  • ARTSVIS 228
  • DANCE 202
  • ECON 246
  • I&E 230
  • MUSIC 230
  • PUBPOL 213
Typically Offered
Spring Only