Student Association

The Boston University Arts Administration Student Association (AASA) was formed in the spring of 1995 to provide opportunities for social interaction, educational enrichment, and career development for Arts Administration students.

Our mission is to cultivate a sense of community among Arts Administration students while creating educational enrichment and career development opportunities. As part of this mission, we work to help new students feel comfortable and confident from the moment they arrive.

AASA looks to raise the profile of the Arts Administration program among industry professionals, as well as develop personal and professional relationships among students.

Members are invited to join the committee that best suits their interests and skills. Please email if you’re interested in getting involved with our committees or for any inquiries.

We hope that you will choose to lend your time and talents as an active member of AASA and join in our efforts to make the association a more visible part of the BU Arts Administration program and the arts community in Boston

2023–24 AASA Board

President: Amor Díaz-Campos

Vice President: Yufan Deng

Treasurer: Madeleine Farmer

BU ASAA Logo - Arts Administration Student Association

AASA hosts several events to improve the student experience in the Arts Administration program and facilitate student engagement to build bridges between faculty and students as well as art organizations in the city of Boston.

Get Involved and Get Connected

Pub Night

Our annual pub nights are a great way to meet and greet your fellow Arts Admin students during your first semester!

Ballet Night

Enjoy a night of the arts in Boston with a night out at the ballet followed by a dinner with some great conversation!

Gallery Outing

Attend a gallery and view some amazing art on display and network with Boston-area professionals.

Interviews with Arts Administrators

Discuss current affairs with alum, faculty, and other arts administrators in the Boston area over Zoom or in person.

Photo Credit: Naomi He


Highlights of 2019-2020

MFA Trip: Lunar New Year Celebration 2020

We attend the Lunar New Year celebration at the MFA for the second year, and enjoyed their special activities and performances.

MFA Trip: Lunar New Year Celebration 2020 - Group photo

Holiday Party and Mentor4Arts Launch

The Mentor4Arts program (M4A) of the Boston University Arts Administration program represents a bridge between our current students and arts leaders who are our alumni.

Holiday Party and Mentor4Arts Launch - Group photo

Highlights of 2018-2019

MFA Trip: Lunar New Year Celebration 2019

In our first event as a new team of board members, we organized a group of eight people to attend the Lunar New Year celebration performance at the MFA and enjoy their current exhibitions.

MFA Trip: Lunar New Year Celebration 2019 - Group photo

Pub Night hosted in the BU Castle Fuller’s Pub

Our program director, Dr. Douglas DeNatale, and Legal Issues professor, Michele Beasley, joined AASA board members and current students at the BU Pub. Both students and professors enjoyed the event!

Pub Night hosted in the BU Castle Fuller’s Pub - Group photo

First Friday Outing: Ballet Study Break Night

Twelve students attended the Boston Ballet’s performance of Coppélia with a student discount arranged through AASA.

First Friday Outing: Ballet Study Break Night - Group photo
Photo Credit: BU AASA