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Understanding the Arts Organisation in its Environment

The arts sector is increasingly recognised as a contributor to the economic and social development of countries, with more governments interested in developing policies for the arts and creative industries. The sector forms a complex ecology with multiple stakeholders including artists, audiences, policymakers and funders, intermediary agencies, philanthropists, institutions and enterprises of varying sizes and scale whether for-profit or non-profit.

Those who ‘manage’ the arts today are called to be responsive, adaptable, nimble and collaborative to meet new challenges. Bringing the arts to the public involves multiple skills and areas of knowledge and competency, including such areas as strategic planning, governance, resource management, audience engagement and stakeholder management.

This course is intended for arts professionals in an early-career stage looking for further professional development in management and administration of the arts, whether independently or in an organisation. Independent artists and arts professionals can expand their skill sets and knowledge by understanding more about the demands of managing an organisation, compliance and resource management. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the role(s) they have identified for themselves within the arts sector as well as gain a better understanding of the arts ecosystem and fundamental aspects of managing the arts in the contemporary context.

COURSE SCHEDULE

ONLINE CLASSES

No. of classes Days Dates Time
2 Thursday & Friday 11 Mar & 12 Mar 2021 9:00am – 5:00pm
2 Thursday & Friday 17 Jun & 18 Jun 2021 9:00am – 5:00pm

Notes:

  • All classes will be held online unless stated otherwise.
  • All applicants will be notified if there are any changes in course dates.
  • Maximum of 20 participants per class.

Application Information

Who should attend?
  • This course is an intermediate level course and open to participants who have at least 1 – 2 years experience working in the arts in an administrative capacity, whether in an arts organisation or independently (eg. self-producing artist).
  • Participants should preferably not be arts management graduates.
Curriculum

Participants should emerge with: 

  • A deeper understanding of the arts ecosystem and the expectations of various stakeholders in the sector.
  • An understanding of key issues in the management of non-profit vs for-profit arts organisations. 
  • Fundamental knowledge of key arts management areas such as: strategic planning, governance, engaging audiences. 

Learning outcomes:

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the expectations of the key stakeholders for their organisations/ missions.  
  • Understand the operations of a non-profit arts enterprise and learn to strategise to meet ongoing demands. 
  • Do a basic strategic analysis of their organisations/projects/ initiatives.
  • Craft a basic strategy for developing their audiences.

Participants will learn from a combination of theory, case study discussions and workshop exercises/tasks. Homework and readings will be assigned.

Online teaching:
All participants are required to have internet access, a device with audio and video capabilities, PDF reader, Microsoft Office (such as Word & Excel) or similar software which facilitates writing.

How to apply

Please submit your application here.

Eligibility criteria:

  • This course is an intermediate level course and open to participants who have at least 1 – 2 years experience working in the arts in an administrative capacity, whether in an arts organisation or independently (eg. self-producing artist).
  • Participants should preferably be arts management graduates. 

All applicants must be able to commit to the full duration of the course. Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application deadline
Run 1: 15 Feb 2021
Run 2: 27 May 2021

Programme outcomes / deliverables

At the end of the course, all participants will be able to:

  • A simple strategic analysis for your arts organisation or enterprise.
  • A plan for financial resources for your organisation or enterprise, or a plan to build your audience.

Certification:
A minimum achievement of 80% attendance is required for participants to receive a Certificate of Participation.

About the trainer

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  • Audrey Wong
    Programme Leader, MA Arts and Cultural Leadership

    Audrey Wong is a cultural policy expert, civil society advocate, arts and cultural scholar and the first Nominated Member of Parliament for the Arts in Singapore. See here for full bio.

 

Enquiries

For further enquiries, please write to cep@lasalle.edu.sg.

Eligible schemes / subsidies:
Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit

Visit here for more information.

National Arts Council (NAC) subsidy

Course applicants can apply for the Capability Development Grant from the National Arts Council. Application is subject to eligibility and assessment. Visit here for more information.

Fees

$550.00
(inclusive of 7% GST)