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.

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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.