Non-profit cultural institutions are an integral part of arts communities at all levels: national, regional, local. Through readings, projects and service-learning, students gain overview of non-profit cultural organization formation, management, operational structures, governance challenges, board member responsibilities and situational ethics. Explores historical and present functions and social structures in which nonprofit tax-exempt organizations operate. Investigates how nonprofit cultural institutions have increasingly become a vehicle for fostering creativity in the arts and humanities. Students partner with local non-profit arts/cultural organizations to work on specific projects.