Who is this class for: This course is designed for managers, board members, funders, students, and even patrons and enthusiasts of arts and cultural organizations who are interested in learning how to build thriving arts and cultural institutions around the world.


Created by:  University of Maryland, College Park

  • Michael M. Kaiser

    Taught by:  Michael M. Kaiser, Founder and Chairman

    DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland

  • Brett Egan

    Taught by:  Brett Egan, President

    DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland
LevelBeginner
Commitment6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/ week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
User Ratings
4.8 stars
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Coursework
Coursework

Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

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University of Maryland, College Park
The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.8 billion operating budget, secures $500 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign.
Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.8 out of 5 of 100 ratings

This was a wonderful course and very instructive for me. I am starting the process of attempting a career transition from private law practice into nonprofit arts management, and this course gave me a very helpful big-picture overview of the concerns facing arts organizations which are very different from the kinds of issues facing for-profit businesses, but this course offers a very specific and holistic strategy, broken into manageable pieces and with lots of examples, which seeks to address the central issues of artistic planning, marketing, organizational family-building, and fundraising as a unified and organic whole.

Excellent course, very interesting and informative. Mr. Kaiser is such an admirable and inspiring manager!

I have really enjoyed doing this course. The teachers explains the concepts very well, and the theme of the course is really interesting.

What I liked the most is that many directors applied the Cycle to their companies and have accepted to share with us their opinions and results, which are really positives ! This course provided me a solid base for managing any art organization. A simple, and smart pattern (The Cycle), which have helped to grow a lot of cultural organizations everywhere in the world.

I have also liked the questions at the end of each class, as it was not too difficult. They really want us to understand how to manage a successfull art organization and not trying to make us fail the test.

I definitely recommend this course, and The Cycle itself. Now I have a great certificate in my Linkedin, which also allows the recruiters to see our motivation. Thank you !

This course is very useful for arts management irrespective of which country one is working in. The Cycle is something that all arts managers will identify with as they have to deal with in their work. Some simple ways to improve management within the Cycle could make organizations more productive in the long run.