Teaching Abroad

December 8, 2014 2:17 PM

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Perhaps the most exciting aspect of my work at the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland is the teaching work we do abroad. The arts environment is deeply challenging here in the United States, but it is more so in other countries where government funding is falling, sometimes precipitously. While we are now, unfortunately, used to hearing of American arts organizations that are closing doors, we are becoming equally accustomed to hearing of European arts institutions that are no longer functioning. No less an institution than the Concertgebouw suggested that it might be bankrupt in the near future.

This means that teaching abroad about building a private philanthropic base is increasingly important. And the demand for new ideas is not limited to the capitals of culture. The DeVos Institute now teaches arts management in cities across the world. While we teach a complete curriculum including ar...

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