The MMIAM Journey

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

Gorgun Taner

Experiencing Istanbul Through the Innovative Cultural Productions of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts:

In Conversation with Gӧrgün Taner, General Director

Gӧrgün Taner has been the General Director of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts since 2002, and with the foundation in various roles since 1983. As such, he has seen the foundation and the cultural scene in Istanbul evolve over many years. Gӧrgün is also a member of the MMIAM International Advisory Committee. Laura …

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Storia di Qu, September 24 and 25, 2014 at the Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato, Milan (credit: M. Alessi with the permission of la Fondazione Milano.

It’s a Matter of Attention: The Marketing of Theatres in the Age of Social Media (Abridged)

In these hard times, many theatres are being confronted with a scarcity of resources. Competition is fierce for all kinds of resources, cross-elasticity of entertainment demands is high and spending review is affecting public budgets. Consequently, theatres must be flexible in their marketing in order to maximize and diversify their revenues. It is therefore essential …

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Promoting cross-cultural dialogue between Iranian-Canadians and their multicultural neighbours:

In conversation with Elahe Marjovi

Elahe Marjovi was a freelance theatre designer for five years before joining the fourth cohort of the MMIAM program. She graduated in 2017 and is now the Fundraising and Donations Officer for Tirgan, an Iranian-Canadian cultural organization based in Toronto. As someone with a background in theatre, what motivated her to move towards a career …

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Developing the Skills Needed to be a Successful Entrepreneur in the Cultural Sector:

In Conversation with SMU Director of Arts Entrepreneurship James Hart

James Hart is Director of Arts Entrepreneurship, Professor of Practice at the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University. He teaches workshops in arts entrepreneurship as part of the MMIAM program. He is also the author of the recently published Classroom Exercises for Entrepreneurship: A Cross-disciplinary Approach (Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd.)[1]. Laura Adlers interviewed …

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