Arts Leaders Forum

The Arts Leaders Forum consists of a series of conversations with local, national and international entrepreneurs, community activists and arts leaders.

The structure of the course is as follows The first hour will be devoted to the study of leadership frameworks, case studies and and exercises informed by the assigned readings. After a 5-minute break, the guest speaker will share his or her experiences and roles in the arts with the class, followed by a 45 minute question and answer session. The objective of this course is to allow BU and CFA students to engage in meaningful dialogue with personalities that are making an impact in the arts at present. The goal of the class is to provide the student with a broad picture of the “behind the scenes” in the arts, exposing them to the ins and outs of the industry.

Past speakers include

Andres Faucher, CEO, myteevee
Ty Furman, Director, BU-wide Arts Initiative
Veronique Le Melle, CEO, Boston Center for the Arts
Christopher Bratton, Deputy Director, MFA, President SMFA
Jeff Kimpton, President, Interlochen Center for the Arts
Sir Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, Carnegie Hall
Ella Baff, Executive and Artistic Director, Jacob’s Pillow
Stewart Lane, CEO, Mr. Broadway
Margo Saulnier, Assistant Director of Artistic Planning, Boston Pops
Jack Megan, Director, Harvard University Office for the Arts
Gavin Andrews, Assistant Director for Family, Student and Teacher Programs, Peabody Essex Museum

Click here to view the course syllabus