The MMIAM Journey

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

Amanda Vojvodin (Photo: Lively Creative Co.)

MMIAM Graduate Amanda Vojvodin-Dargenio Launches Career in the Fashion Industry in Milan

Amanda Vojvodin-Dargenio graduated from the second cohort of the MMIAM program in 2015. She had recently completed undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa in theatre and arts management, and wanted to broaden her knowledge of arts management on an international scale in pursuit of a career in the fashion industry. She is now working …

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Board Composition and Organizational Performance in the Cultural Sector: The Case of Italian Opera Houses (Abridged)

by Paola Dubini and Alberto Monti The most significant event of opera houses in Italy is the reform of 1996, transforming opera houses from government bodies into foundations with boards of directors, budget autonomy, and responsibility for hiring and firing. As a consequence of the reform, the general manager is appointed by the board rather …

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Cultural Democracy at the Heart of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: In Conversation with Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Society

Shona McCarthy has been Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Society, the umbrella organization of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, since 2016 and is a member of the International Advisory Committee for the MMIAM program. A passionate leader of the largest arts festival in the world, McCarthy recently discussed the challenges of running a festival …

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New Variations of Dual Leadership: Insights From Finnish Theatre (Abridged)

by Mari Järvinen, Heli Ansio, and Pia Houni The Study In this article we describe dual leadership as it exists in Finnish professional theatre in the years since 2000. In 2012 there were 46 drama theatres and 10 dance companies subject to Finland’s Theatres and Orchestras Act, plus the National Opera and the National Theatre. …

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