The MMIAM Journey

A blog about the Master of Management
in International Arts Management program

Sustaining the Arts by Means of Business Model Innovation (Abridged)

Across North America today, arts organizations are typically undercapitalized, too often generate operating deficits, and are fighting to stay solvent. In Canada, fiscal instability was exacerbated when public funding was significantly reduced. Covid-19 has devastated arts organizations even further. All too often, when levels of deficit and negative working capital become intolerable, arts organizations typically …

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“Simple Little Things Can Make All the Difference”

A MMIAM Journey Interview with Bailey McFaden

Bailey McFaden is an experienced arts manager with a background in higher education. She completed the MMIAM program in 2021 and has since served as the School Programs Coordinator at Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts. Tell me about yourself. How did you become interested in the arts? I am incredibly blessed to have a family …

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Leading with Passion—Fostering Community Through an International Career

An Interview with Sophie Galaise

Dr. Sophie Galaise joined the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as its first female Managing Director in April 2016. She has been on the board of Symphony Services International since 2013 and was elected Chair in November 2021. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Harvard Business Review, the Australian Institute of Company Directors …

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Effects of Various Charitable Contribution Ratios under Pay-What-You-Want on Art Museum Revenues (Abridged)

Pay-what-you-want (PWYW) is a participatory pricing mechanism in which buyers can set any price—including zero—for products or services provided by sellers (Kim, Natter and Spann, 2009). Schmidt, Spann and Zeithammer (2015) and Greiff and Egbert (2018) suggested applying PWYW to goods or services with a low marginal cost of production or supply that provide value …

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