Category: Arts Administration

Policy Networks, Urban Economic Development, and the Arts

February 17th, 2015 in Academic Events, Arts Administration, MET News, Richard Maloney

gloucester-artPhoto: flickr/Harvey Barrison

By Richard Maloney

Thursday, February 19, 2015
1:30–2:30 PM
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 109

Rich is Assistant Professor of Arts Administration and Director ad interim of the Arts Administration program where he teaches classes in performing arts management, fundraising, internship, the art world and comparative cultural policy.  As a professional musician, he  has played lute, lavta, guitar, and hand percussion with several Boston area early music ensembles. As an administrator, he served as General Manager of the Boston Camerata and worked for the Boston Early Music Festival and New England Conservatory.  He holds a B.A. from Bates College, a B.M. from Berklee College of Music, a Graduate Diploma from the Longy School of Music, an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Law and Public Policy from Northeastern University.  His scholarship examines how and why smaller municipalities pursue cultural economic development as an urban regeneration strategy.  From 2008-2014, he served on the board of directors of the Association of Arts Administration Educators.  He currently serves on the board of directors of European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers, the world’s largest association of arts administration faculty members, and MassCreative, the leading arts advocacy organization in Massachusetts.

Performing Arts for Everyone: A Portrait of the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage

January 26th, 2015 in Academic Events, Arts Administration, Eric Braude, Events, Lectures, MET News


With Dr. Susan Erenrich

Friday, January 30, 2015
2:15 to 3:00 p.m.
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 109

Introduced by Eric Braude

Dr. Erenrich is a social movement history documentarian. She uses the arts for social change to tell stories about transformational leadership, resilience and societal shifts as a result of mobilization efforts by ordinary citizens. Susan holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University, a M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, and an M.A. in Performing Arts from American University. Susan is the founder/Executive Director of the Cultural Center for Social Change. In that role she has created projects which have brought to life images of social movement history long forgotten while offering new and thoughtful perspectives on issues never fully addressed.  Her publications include “Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: An Anthology of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement;” “Kent & Jackson State 1970-1990″; and a forthcoming anthology, “Too Many Martyrs.” Susan has extensive performance, choreography and production experience.  She serves on the editorial board of the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed International Journal and is an associate editor for Common Ground – The Arts Collection.  She currently teaches at NYU and American University.

Arts Administration Alumna Named International Clore Fellow

December 22nd, 2014 in Alumni News, Arts Administration, MET News

Photo by Geoff Wilson

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.

Read the full announcement »

Arts Administration Student on WGBH News

November 7th, 2014 in Arts Administration, MET News


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.

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Arts Administration’s Richard Maloney on Jury for 2014 ENCATC Award

September 24th, 2014 in Arts Administration, Faculty News, Featured News Post, MET News, Press Releases, Programs, Richard Maloney

ENCATC Award 14

Assistant Professor and Director ad interim of Arts Administration Richard Maloney was a member of the award jury for the 2014 ENCATC Cultural Policy and Cultural Management Research Award, bestowed on Elodie Bordat, from Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence in France. ENCATC is the leading European network on cultural management and cultural policy education. The award ceremony—held in Brno, Czech Republic, as part of the 22nd ENCATC Annual Conference “New Challenges for Arts and Culture: Is it just about money?” (September 17–19, 2014)—recognized Ms. Bordat for the best recent PhD thesis on comparative cultural policies or management topics.

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Arts Administration’s Daniel Ranalli and the Art of Museum Viewing

April 16th, 2014 in Arts Administration, Daniel Ranalli, Discussions, Faculty News, Featured News Post, MET News


On Friday, April 11, Associate Professor and Director of Arts Administration Daniel Ranalli participated in the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement series “Fridays @ HILR.” During The Art of Museum Viewing, Ranalli, Harvard Art Museums Director Thomas Lentz, and Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee discussed the following questions: Why do people go to museums today? What is the role of the art museum in contemporary culture?

Daniel Ranalli’s art on display at URI and PEM

October 21st, 2013 in Alumni News, Arts Administration, Daniel Ranalli, Faculty News, MET News

MET’s own Daniel Ranalli, director of the Arts Administration program, has two exhibits underway in the month of October. Now through October 30, the University of Rhode Island Art Gallery has one of Professor Ranalli’s Daily Observances pieces on display. The show is called the 25th Anniversary Sea Grant Exhibition and includes 18 artists who have received a Visual Arts Sea Grant over the last quarter century.
dailyobservant_finalDaily Observances: seven o’clock each morning from the same spot. Wellfleet, Massachusetts June 14 – July 11, 2011

The exhibit Beyond Human: Artist-Animal Collaborations inaugurates the new Art & Nature Center wing of the amazing Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. Included are two of Ranalli’s Snail Drawings. The show opened on Saturday, October 19, and will be on display until September 2014.
Snail Drawing: Chaos Theory #2

MET Professors Pen Op-Ed on Arts in Boston

September 26th, 2013 in Administrative Sciences, Arts Administration, Faculty News, Jay Halfond, MET News, Rich Maloney

Boston Street Pianos

Assistant Professor of Arts Administration Rich Maloney and Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences Jay Halfond co-authored an Op-Ed piece on the role of the arts in Boston, which appeared in the Boston Herald earlier this week. The article cites the strong historical presence of the arts in the city, and examines the advantages this tradition could offer when it intersects with business.

As we move from an information to an innovation age, workers able to harness their creativity to develop new products and processes — and navigate a complex and volatile business environment — will play an increasingly vital role in our economy. A 2010 IBM study of more than 1,500 CEOs found that the most important factor for predicting future organizational success was their ability to infuse creativity throughout their organizations. Boston has more than its share of what urban scholar Richard Florida calls the “creative class.”

Full article: Boston Herald

Photo: flickr/bdamon

Prof. Daniel Ranalli Curates Art Show; Gov. Patrick Honored

July 19th, 2013 in Arts Administration, Daniel Ranalli, Faculty News, MET News

MET Professor Dan Ranalli and Governor Deval Patrick

L-R: Jim Peters, Linda Bond, Gov. Patrick, Nathalie Miebach, Nicky Tavares. All artists were showing that night, as well as former FAWC fellows, and Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist fellows.

Professor Daniel Ranalli, director of the graduate program in arts administration and Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist fellow, curated the Fine Arts Work Center’s 4th Annual Summer Celebration in Provincetown, MA. The awards gala and fundraiser was attended by honoree Governor Deval Patrick on July 13, 2013. Patrick was chosen because of his efforts to keep the arts afloat. He explains, “Massachusetts leads the way in innovation and commitment to the creative community. Even through difficult economic times, there is a steadfast effort to keep the arts alive and thriving. Under Gov. Patrick’s leadership, the concerted dedication to the creative economy and to continued support for the arts is both meaningful and vital.”

Sunday’s Boston Globe featured several members of the MET community.

August 7th, 2012 in Arts Administration, Daniel Ranalli, MET News

In the review of a current Robert Motherwell exhibition in Provincetown, Mass., Arts Administration director Daniel Ranalli was quoted from his essay on the artist. Ranalli helped organize the exhibit along with Lise Motherwell, Robert Motherwell's daughter, who has also been a student at MET.

Poet, Jill McDonough, who has taught in MET's Prison Education Program over the years, was interviewed in the “bibliophiles” segment where her prison teaching is highlighted.