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HEC Montréal, SMU, and SDA Bocconi School of Management are accepting applications for the Master of Management in International Arts Management

Monday October 24, 2016 – HEC Montréal and Southern Methodist University’s Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship division, in collaboration with SDA Bocconi School of Management, are now accepting applications for the fifth cohort of their joint Master of Management in International Arts Management (MMIAM) program, which will run from August 2017 to July 2018. This unique graduate degree is the first to focus on issues specific to international arts management and to approach arts management from a global perspective.

The intensive 45-credit program is offered in English and includes one four-month term at each of the three partner universities (in Montréal, Dallas and Milan), in addition to a 10-day session at the Universidad de los Andes School of Management in Bogotá, Colombia. Within the program’s first four classes, 18 nationalities were represented; in each class, students came from no fewer than six countries. The program prepares students to manage and lead international arts and cultural organizations. Merit-based scholarships are offered.

“The internationalization of markets is present in the cultural sector as in any other part of the economy. Arts organizations want to export their products. Managers must be prepared to help their company make this move to the international world. Working globally means adapting to others. We have built a program that puts the student in the position of experiencing other cultures, a program where they live not only an academic experience but also a cultural as well as a human experience,” says HEC Montréal Professor François Colbert, Holder of the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management and co-director of the program

Video: Difference between a traditional Arts Management program and the MMIAM program

 

The Master of Management in International Arts Management

Coursework focuses on international marketing of cultural industries, arts marketing, leadership in the context of cultural organizations, international law and the arts, information technologies for arts and culture, cultural economics and the international art market, fundraising in the arts, and new forms of innovation, as well as other areas of arts management. In-classroom coursework is further enhanced through visits to a range of arts organizations in each university’s surrounding region. The main objective of the international campus abroad at Bogotá is to explore the specificities of managerial processes involved in the cultural life of Latin America.

Each of the partner universities is widely recognized for its existing programs in nonprofit as well as for-profit arts administration, with courses addressing the unique challenges of leading arts organizations.

Canadian graduates of the MMIAM classes have gone on to excel in a range of arts leadership positions, for instance:

  • Laura Adlers of Toronto, Ontario, has been appointed Business Development Officer at Canadian Heritage’s International Partnerships Division in Ottawa;
  • Aude Gagnon-Raymond of Montréal, Quebec, is Director, Operations Support for the Touring Shows Division at Cirque du Soleil in Montréal;
  • Brendan Healy of Toronto, Ontario, is Artistic Director of the Magnetic North Festival in Ottawa;
  • Amanda Vojvodin of Windsor, Ontario, is Junior Manager of Marketing and Commerce at Louisiane Spa, HCP Group in Paris and Milan;
  • Derek Stevenson of Lethbridge, Alberta, is General Manager at the New West Theatre Society in Lethbridge.

Other graduates of the MMIAM classes hold such positions as support for the sponsorship, fundraising and social responsibility area at Bogotá’s Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo; Third Secretary of the Eurasia Division of the European Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea, Seoul; International Culture Projects Graduate at Red Bull in Salzburg, Austria; and Operations Coordinator and Box Office Manager at the Kennedy Theatre, University of Hawaii in Honolulu, to name a few.

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About HEC Montréal

HEC Montréal is an internationally renowned business school, with over 13,000 students. Every year it trains more than 8,000 executives and managers. The School holds many prestigious accreditations and offers some 50 programs of study at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is one of the most active business schools in Canada in terms of research, with approximately 50 research units, including 27 chairs (six of which are Canada Research Chairs). With a faculty of 270, HEC Montréal offers programs in several languages and attracts students from 143 countries. Since its founding in 1907, the School has trained more than 82,000 students in all fields of management. hec.ca | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

About Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Art, Dallas

A nationally ranked private university with seven degree-granting schools, SMU is a distinguished center for teaching and research located in the heart of Dallas.  The Meadows School of the Arts, formally established at SMU in 1969 and named in honor of benefactor Algur H. Meadows, is one of the foremost arts education institutions in the United States. The Meadows School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in advertising, art, art history, arts management and arts entrepreneurship, corporate communication and public affairs, creative computation, dance, film and media arts, journalism, music and theatre. The goal of the Meadows School of the Arts, as a comprehensive educational institution, is to prepare students to meet the demands of professional careers. The Meadows School is a leader in developing innovative outreach and community engagement programs, challenging its students to make a difference locally and globally by developing connections between art, entrepreneurship and change. The Meadows School of the Arts is also a convener for the arts in North Texas, serving as a catalyst for new collaborations and providing critical industry research. For more information, visit www.smu.edu/meadows.

About SDA Bocconi, Milan

Founded in 1902, SDA Bocconi is part of Università Bocconi, the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics. It has played a leading role over the last century in the social and economic modernization of Italy. SDA Bocconi has remained true to its founding principles: it is a research institution with democratic values and is open to the world, as well as being financially and politically independent. SDA Bocconi is strongly engaged in management programs leveraging on Italian excellence (i.e.: arts, fine food, fashion and design). Visit www.sdabocconi.it.

Universidad de los Andes School of Management (UASM)

The Universidad de los Andes at Bogotá, which ranked 2nd in Latin America in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2013-2014, has developed its own educational project in order to help students achieve the highest standards in their disciplines and to contribute to cultural and economic development of the country. The institutional mission of the School of Management of Universidad de los Andes (UASM) is to educate and train leaders through the appropriation and generation of knowledge for the innovative and sustainable development of organizations. UASM holds the three most important international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. For more information, visit https://administracion.uniandes.edu.co/index.php/en/.

Learn More

To register or to obtain further information, please log onto www.mm-iam.com. To learn more about the experiences of the first MMIAM graduating class, click here.

Contacts and Information:

Julie Lajoye
Media Relations Officer, HEC Montréal
514 340-7320
Julie.Lajoye@hec.ca

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Victoria Winkelman
Director of Communications, SMU Meadows School of the Arts
214-768-3785
vwinkelm@smu.edu

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HEC Montréal, SMU, and SDA Bocconi School of Management now accepting applications for the Master of Management in International Arts Management

August 24, 2015  ̶  HEC Montréal and Southern Methodist University’s Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship division, in collaboration with SDA Bocconi School of Management, are now accepting applications for the fourth cohort of their joint Master of Management in International Arts Management (MMIAM) program, which will run from August 2016 to July 2017. This unique graduate degree is the first to focus on issues specific to international arts management and to approach arts management from a global perspective.

The intensive 45-credit program is offered in English and includes one four-month session at each of the three partner universities (in Montreal, Dallas and Milan), in addition to a 10-day campus abroad at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. It prepares students to manage and lead international arts and cultural organizations. Within the program’s first three classes, 12 nationalities were represented; in each class, students came from no fewer than six countries.

“An international perspective on arts management is important because the best ideas can come from anywhere. There are international factors influencing the consumption and production of art that are international in scope. We are hoping to provide students with the benefit of an international influence on how they perceive fundraising, attracting capital, marketing, operations, production and general management, but with the ability to do it from different cultural vantage points,” says HEC Montréal Professor François Colbert, Holder of the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management and co-director of the program.

“Take, for instance, touring organizations. They have to understand not only that introducing their art to another country must be done in a way that is culturally sensitive, but also the nuts and bolts and the mechanics of what needs to be done differently from one culture to the next,” adds Professor Alex Turrini, Director, Master in Arts Management and Administration (MAMA), Bocconi University.

“Developing an international perspective, not only from someone’s home base through international gathering but also by physically going from market to market to see how the arts are valued in other cultures, has a tremendous impact on what the students decide to take back home to their own market. So whether students decide that ultimately they want to work internationally or in the community they have just come from, they will be able to benefit from a more global understanding not only of the arts but also of the factors that drive health in the arts,” says Professor Zannie Voss, chair of the Division of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship at the SMU Meadows School of the Arts and co-director of the MMIAM program.

Coursework focuses on international marketing of cultural industries, arts marketing, leadership in the context of cultural organizations, international law and the arts, cultural entrepreneurship and governance of cultural organizations, international consulting management in the arts, cultural economics and the international art market, fundraising in the arts, and new forms of innovation, as well as other areas of arts management. In-classroom coursework is further enhanced through visits to a range of arts organizations in each university’s surrounding region.

Each of the three partner universities is widely recognized for its existing programs in nonprofit as well as for-profit arts administration, with courses addressing the unique challenges of leading arts organizations.

Graduates of the first MMIAM class in 2014 have gone on to excel in a range of arts leadership positions internationally:

  • Aude Gagnon-Raymond of Montreal is a senior analyst in strategy and business processes for the Touring Shows Division at Cirque du Soleil;
  • Shayna Schlosberg of Bellaire, Texas, is associate general manager at the Alley Theatre in Houston;
  • Marie Bobin of Topanga, California, is a program specialist with Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles;
  • Tanya Miller of Los Angeles is community manager for the Dallas Museum of Art Friends Program;

And Alvaro Martinez and Daniela Alzate, both of Bogotá, Colombia, are working respectively as advisor to the director of arts at the Ministry of Culture in Bogotá, and as support for the sponsorship, fundraising and social responsibility area at Bogotá’s Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo.

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About HEC Montréal

HEC Montréal is an internationally renowned business school, with over 13,000 students. Every year it trains more than 8,000 executives and managers. The School holds many prestigious accreditations and offers some 50 programs of study at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is one of the most active business schools in Canada in terms of research, with approximately 50 research units, including 26 chairs (seven of which are Canada Research Chairs). With a faculty of 260, HEC Montréal offers programs in several languages and attracts students from 147 countries. Since its founding in 1907, the School has trained more than 78,000 students in all fields of management. hec.ca | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

 

About Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Art, Dallas

A nationally ranked private university with seven degree-granting schools, SMU is a distinguished center for teaching and research located in the heart of Dallas.  The Meadows School of the Arts, formally established at SMU in 1969 and named in honor of benefactor Algur H. Meadows, is one of the foremost arts education institutions in the United States. The Meadows School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in advertising, art, art history, arts management and arts entrepreneurship, communication studies, creative computation, dance, film and media arts, journalism, music and theatre. The goal of the Meadows School of the Arts, as a comprehensive educational institution, is to prepare students to meet the demands of professional careers. The Meadows School is a leader in developing innovative outreach and community engagement programs, challenging its students to make a difference locally and globally by developing connections between art, entrepreneurship and change. The Meadows School of the Arts is also a convener for the arts in North Texas, serving as a catalyst for new collaborations and providing critical industry research. For more information, visit www.smu.edu/meadows.

 

About SDA Bocconi, Milan

Founded in 1902, SDA Bocconi is part of Università Bocconi, the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics. It has played a leading role over the last century in the social and economic modernization of Italy. SDA Bocconi has remained true to its founding principles: it is a research institution with democratic values and is open to the world, as well as being financially and politically independent. SDA Bocconi is strongly engaged in management programs leveraging on Italian excellence (i.e.: arts, fine food, fashion and design). Visit www.sdabocconi.it.

 

Universidad de los Andes School of Management (UASM)

The Universidad de los Andes at Bogotá, which ranked 2nd in Latin America in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2013-2014, has developed its own educational project in order to help students achieve the highest standards in their disciplines and to contribute to cultural and economic development of the country. The institutional mission of the School of Management of Universidad de los Andes (UASM) is to educate and train leaders through the appropriation and generation of knowledge for the innovative and sustainable development of organizations. UASM holds the three most important international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. The main objective of the International Campus abroad at Bogotá is to explore the specificities of managerial processes involved in the cultural life of Latin America. Three central topics will be discussed: how arts can create social value; managing and marketing art organizations and events; and the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the city. For more information, visit https://administracion.uniandes.edu.co/index.php/en/.

 

Learn More

To register or to obtain further information, please log onto www.mm-iam.com. To learn more about the experiences of the first MMIAM graduating class, click here.

 

Contact and Information:

Julie Lajoye
Media Relations Officer, HEC Montréal
514 340-7320
Julie.Lajoye@hec.ca

 

Victoria Winkelman
Director of Communications, SMU Meadows School of the Arts
214-768-3785
vwinkelm@smu.edu

 

Ana María Rojas
Asistente MBA, Universidad de los Andes School of Management
asistentemba@uniandes.edu.co

 

Videos about the MMIAM

In this video, produced by two students from the Master of Management in International Arts Management program’s second cohort, students review their year in the program and reflect on their experience. Produced by John Wells and Derek Stevenson; Video Editing and Music Composition by John Wells.
See and hear part of the Master of Management in International Arts Management program’s second cohort perspectives on their visit to Bogotá, Colombia in 2015.
Hear the first cohort’s reflections on their experience in the Master of Management in International Arts Management program during the closing ceremony and reception in Milan, Italy.
This video shows part of the experience lived by the students of the first cohort of the MMIAM program during their visit to Bogotá, Colombia in 2014. A small insight on new perspectives gained by our students related to social value of the arts in developing countries.
François Colbert, Professor of Marketing and Co-Director of the Master of Management in International Arts Management at HEC Montréal discusses the differences between a traditional arts management education and the MMIAM program.
François Colbert, Professor of Marketing and Co-Director of the Master of Management in International Arts Management at HEC Montréal shares his perspectives on why the MMIAM program is one of the best programs in international arts management.
François Colbert, Professor of Marketing and Co-Director of the Master of Management in International Arts Management at HEC Montréal explains the value of the partnerships and expanded network of the MMIAM program.
Zannie Voss, Professor and Chair, Division of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship at SMU, talks about the Master of Management in International Arts Management.
François Colbert, Professor of Marketing and Co-Director of the Master of Management in International Arts Management at HEC Montréal talks about the reasons for the international focus of the program.
Susan Bruning, Assistant Professor of Arts and Law at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, talks about the course that she will teach, International Law and the Arts, in the Master of Management in International Arts Management.
Johanne Brunet, Professor of Marketing at HEC Montreal, talks about the course that she will teach, International Marketing of the Cultural Industries, in the Master of Management in International Arts Management.

Presentation of the second cohort

We are proud to announce the members of the second cohort of the Master of Management in International Arts Management program. This year’s cohort welcomes 14 dynamic students from 6 countries: Canada, China, United Kingdom, USA, South Korea and Switzerland. This group picture was taken on August 20, 2014, during the orientation week in Dallas, in front of the beautiful Winspear Opera House.

Students of the second MMIAM cohort (2014-2015)

From left to right: Yan Gu, Geneviève Baril, Wenhan Ou, Maria Arroyo, Jiatian Wang, John Wells, Megan Joyce, Seul Ki Hong, Frances Craven, Amanda Vojvodin, Jozef Spiteri, Derek Stevenson, Shardai Taylor and Laura Adlers.

Warmest welcome to all!

Announcing Leadership Nouveau’s 2014 Conference in NYC

Leadership Nouveau 2014 is a conference on ideas and strategies in the management of the arts for the 21st century. The conference will take place at the MoMA in New York on April 28 and 29.

Leadership Nouveau is also a linked website-conference program hosted by HEC Montréal. The goal of the conference is to illuminate how powerful forces such as technology, globalization, demographic change and finance are reshaping arts/cultural institutions. The LN2014 conference is organized in cooperation with the Council for Canadian American Relations, the American Federation of Arts, Business for the Arts and the Quebec Government Office in New York.

Leadership Nouveau 2014 will ask arts leaders to share their visions of the future. Sessions on the future of the performing arts, film and music as well as visual arts are included in the 2014 program. LN2014 speakers include Glenn Lowry (MoMA) and Maxwell L. Anderson (Dallas Museum of Art) who are members of the international advisory committee of the Master of Management in International Arts Management program. Speakers also include Graham Beal (Detroit Institute of Arts), Marie Hélène Falcon (Festival TransAmériques), Gail Lord (LordCulture), Martin Katz (Prospero Film), Jeff Melanson (The Banff Centre), Joseph Melillo (BAM), David Mirvish (Mirvish Productions) and Matthew Teitelbaum (Art Gallery of Ontario), among others.

To know more about LN2014, please visit https://www.facebook.com/leadershipnouveau.

Videos of members of the program’s International Advisory Committee

On the Leadership Nouveau’s website, you will find videos of most of the presentations that have been made during this annual two-day conference. It is well worth to take a look as conference speakers were asked to share their visions of how artistic institutions will change over the next decade.

In 2013, three members of the Master of Management in International Arts Management’s International Advisory Committee were interviewed as part of the conference. Here is what they had to say.

  • Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, Maxwell L. Anderson describes modern challenges facing museums today, and why a large cultural shift influenced his organization’s decision to go free to the public.
  • Glenn D. Lowry became the sixth director of The Museum of Modern Art in 1995. He leads a staff of 760 people and directs an active program of exhibitions, acquisitions, and publications.
  • Alain Dancyger, with his expertise in marketing, funding, and arts management, continues to support and enhance the strategic vision of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and to develop the arts field.

The first cohort presented

We are proud to announce the beginning of the first session of the first year of the Master of Management in International Arts Management program. The first cohort welcomes 14 dynamic students from 8 countries. Here is a group picture at the welcome brunch held for them in Dallas on August 25, 2013.

Students of the first MMIAM cohort (2013-2014)

From left to right: Milada Tehlova, Shayna Shlosberg, Tanya Miller, Leeann Wallett, Marie Bobin, Christine Jaworski, Aude Gagnon-Raymond, Morgan Marks, Paola Bottanelli, Daniela Alzate, Alvaro Martinez, Monica Munoz and Elizabeth Alvarado.

Warmest welcome to all!

A World-First: An International Arts Management Master’s Degree Program

International arts leaders will support new joint program offered by Bocconi University Graduate School of Management in Milan, HEC Montréal, and SMU in Dallas

Montréal, Canada, December 17, 2012 –  HEC Montréal, Bocconi University Graduate School of Management and SMU announce the launch of their new 12-month International Arts Management Master of Management Degree (M.M.), a world-first, in conjunction with the appointment of an international advisory committee. To begin in fall 2013, the new M.M. degree will be the first to focus on issues unique to international arts management and to approach arts management from a global perspective. The program will include one four-month session at each of the three partner institutions and will prepare students to manage and lead international arts and cultural organizations.

« We are pleased to collaborate with two leading universities to offer this unique master’s degree program, » said François Colbert, holder of the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management at HEC Montreal. « This new program will give students the tools they need to succeed in a global marketplace and in which Quebec must take its place. »

The committee members are James Abruzzo, executive vice president, DHR International, New York; Maxwell L. Anderson, director, Dallas Museum of Art; Victoria Bailey, executive director, Theatre Development Fund, New York; Jean-Paul Cluzel, president of the Réunion des musées nationaux et du Grand Palais, Paris; Sergio Escobar, director, Piccolo Teatro, Milan; Piers Handling, CEO, Toronto International Film Festival; Peter Herrndorf, CEO, Canada’s National Arts Center, Ottawa; Sylvain Lafrance, former executive vice president, Radio-Canada, and adjunct professor, HEC Montréal; Daniel Lamarre, CEO, Cirque du Soleil, Montréal; Glenn D. Lowry, director, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Zarin Mehta, former president, New York Philharmonic; Charlotte Nors, executive director, Singapore Repertory Theatre; Mikhail Piotrovsky, director, the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg; Anamarta de Pizarro, director, Iberoamerican Theatre Festival of Bogota (FITB); David Resnicow, president, Resnicow Schroeder Associates, New York;  Xiaohong Sun, former vice chairwoman, China Arts and Entertainment Group, Beijing; and Gorgun Taner, general director, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul.

Coursework in the new M.M. program will be focused on cultural policy, international law and the arts, cultural economics and the international art market, urban planning and cultural tourism, the international digital media market, and the strategy and governance of cultural organizations, as well as other areas of arts management. The three universities are among the best in the world in terms of research in cultural management as well as on the level of teaching in this field of expertise. They have three teams of renowned professors in arts management who have each developed a specific expertise and who are involved in their respective communities.

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Contact :

Nathalie Forgue
Directrice des relations publiques par intérim
HEC Montréal
+1 514 340-6298
nathalie.forgue@hec.ca