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Comparative & Cultural Policy class travels to Dublin and London!

One of the program requirements for our Master’s in Arts Administration is to take at least one Travel Study Course that includes a destination week studying the arts in other cultures. Recently, our Comparative & Cultural Policy class went on a trip to Ireland. Below is a picture of our students with the cast of Riverdance after a performance in Dublin.

Alum Adarsh Alphons (MET’12), founder of ProjectArt, has been chosen as a CNN Hero. Founded in 2011, ProjectArt provides New York City schoolchildren access to quality arts education. Since that time, Adarsh and ProjectArt have reached an estimated 1,000 children. Adarsh discusses arts education, access, and his inspiration for founding ProjectArt in his interview with CNN.

View Adarsh's CNN Hero profile.

Congratulations to Noelle Foye (MET'05), who was recently named Executive Director of the New Bedford Art Museum and ArtWorks.

The 2015 Arts Administration Award for Excellence in Graduate Study has been awarded to Sarah Shoffner.

Sarah in Dublin with the London/Dublin course (AR 777) in Dublin.

Sarah contributed to the program, the college, and the Boston arts community in several ways. She worked in the arts administration office, served as a research assistant to Professor Maloney, and supported her fellow students by leading the social committee and serving as new student liaison for the Arts Administration Student Association. She contributed to Metropolitan College by working as a graduate assistant in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. And finally, Sarah engaged with the Boston arts community by successfully completing an internship at Boston Ballet in their Department of Education and Community Initiatives. The program is very proud of all she has accomplished so far and we look forward to hearing about and celebrating more of her achievements in the future.

In a successful A4 event, several Arts Administration Alumni met at the Institute of Contemporary Art in April:

Back Row: Sarah Berry, Ben Hires, Brendan Mason, Megan Winigates, Carolyn [Brown] Andrews, Elisabeth Gordon
Front Row: Megan McCarney, Erin Coffeey, Hannah Gathman, Beth Gaertner Zerega

Aroostook Aspirations Initiative (AAI) announced Arts Administration alumna Kristen Wells (MET'06) as their Advancement Director. AAI seeks to improve the economic status of Aroostook County, ME by investing in the higher education of their youth through a scholarship program. The announcement and a profile on Kristen was featured in a Bangor Daily News article.

Arts Administration alumna and Pandora’s artist program manager, Montse Carty (MET'04), was recently interviewed by Berklee. In the interview, Carty discusses the steps she took to launch her career and land her “dream job” at Pandora. See what she has to say.

In January 2015, Professor Daniel Ranalli and his class “Arts in Cuba” in Cuba. A travel study course is one of the core requirements for the M.S. in Arts Administration Program.


Claudia Castro Arts Administration Alumna

Photo by Geoff Wilson

Four international Fellowships were awarded by the Clore Leadership Programme, a cross-disciplinary leadership organization for the cultural and creative sector based in the United Kingdom. Arts Administration alumna Claudia Castro (MET’04) is the first-ever Clore Fellow from Brazil, and she joins three other 2014/15 international Fellows: Karim Hazem Mohamed Elshenawy from Egypt and Maria Wong and Selena Kong Fung Hoi Yi from Hong Kong.

Olivia D’Ambrosio, founding producing artistic director of Boston’s Bridge Repertory Theater and a current student in MET’s Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration, was recently interviewed on WGBH News’ Greater Boston. The story, focused on “The Arts Factor”—a report released by the nonprofit ArtsBoston—examines the positive financial impact of the cultural community in Boston.

View Greater Boston: The Arts Factor »

Professor Rich Maloney traveled to Brno, Czech Republic to represent the United States as a member of the ENCATC Award jury. The ENCATC Award exists to stimulate academic research in the field of cultural policy and management to explore, through comparative and cross-cultural research, issues at stake in contemporary Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and possibly anticipate new cultural policy orientations. On September 18, Elodie Bordat, from Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence in France, was announced as the winner of the 2014 ENCATC Cultural Policy and Cultural Management Research Award for her outstanding PhD Thesis "The Dynamics of Changes in Public Policy. A Comparative Historical Analysis of Mexican and Argentine Cultural Policies."

Read more in the ENCATC Newsletter.

photo of the ENCATC Award jury team


Professor Daniel Ranalli had two shows in the month of October. The University of Rhode Island Art Gallery had a show that included one of Professor Ranalli’s Daily Observances pieces. The show was called the 25th Anniversary Sea Grant Exhibition and included 18 artists who have received a Visual Arts Sea Grant over that time.




The exhibition Beyond Human: Artist-Animal Collaborations inaugurated the new Art and Nature Center wing of this amazing museum. Included in this show were two of Professor Ranalli’s Snail Drawings. The show opened on Saturday October 19th at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. and was on display until September 2014.








Professor Daniel Ranalli curated a show at the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC) in Provincetown, MA which opened Saturday, July 13, 2013. The Massachusetts Cultural Council's 4th Annual Awards celebrated FAWC fellows in a show entitled, "The Importance of Artists Among Us". Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was the presenter.

Daniel Ranalli, Gov. Deval Patrick



(From left) Visual artists Jim Peters and Linda Bond, Gov. Deval Patrick, exhibition curator Daniel Ranalli, and artists
Nathalie Miebach and Nicky Tavares.

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