The MMIAM Journey

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

Connected to Shining a Light on Injustice

A MMIAM Journey Interview with Maxwell L. Anderson

Art historian and arts administrator, Maxwell L. Anderson has devoted his career to advancing the mission of non-profit cultural institutions, while creating best practices to insure their development and sustainability. He has long sought to address challenges facing the cultural sector, from community engagement to programmatic relevance, transparent business practices, cultural property ownership, and more. …

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Towards an Integrative Framework for Arts Governance (Abridged)

Globally, governments have been calling on arts organizations to review governance, ensuring that it is a central mechanism in the sector (e.g., Nugent 1999, 2016; Paulus and Lejeune 2013) to aid sustainability, especially if arts organizations are to receive ongoing public funding (Paulus and Lejeune 2013). At the same time, there has been growing recognition …

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Karen Zadra in front of a painting by Aboriginal artist Eileen Stevens

“I Want to Spark a Fire in People”

An Interview with Karen Zadra, Director of Galerie Zadra

Karen Zadra is the owner and director of Galerie Zadra, which specializes in contemporary fine art by American, European, and Australian Aboriginal artists. She is also a member of the MMIAM International Advisory Committee. In this interview, Karen and I chat about Australian Aboriginal people and art. To learn more about Aboriginal art and culture, …

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Laura Adlers' Headshot

We must never forget the silence we have experienced

Two years without live performances around the world - A MMIAM Journey interview with Laura Adlers

Laura Adlers is a culture manager and producer with extensive experience working in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors in Canada, the United States and internationally. She has been the Executive Director of The Elora Singers and Festival since March 2020. In addition to her work as a culture manager and producer, she is also a …

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