Arts Administration Program Director DeNatale Shares Findings on Impact of Pandemic on Field with Conference

On Thursday, May 26, Associate Professor of the Practice and Director of Arts Administration Dr. Doug DeNatale will join the 2022 Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) Conference to share what he has learned about the ways the global COVID-19 crisis has affected the field since its 2020 onset. The virtual webinar, “Career Impacts of […]

Arts Administration Students Team with Nonprofit on Capital Campaign Development

Students in the BU Metropolitan College Arts Administration course Capital Campaigns (MET AR 711) are getting valuable hands-on experience working with the nonprofit Manship Artist Residency + Studios (MARS) to develop an anticipated capital campaign to further MARS’ historic preservation efforts. The course, led by fundraising expert Mary Doorley Simboski, ACFRE, is part of the […]

Cultivating Trust, Transparency the Key to Ethical Fundraising, Lecturer Says

As managing director of a leading fundraising and social impact consulting firm, lecturer Mary Doorley-Simboski understands how vital it is to maintain total integrity in nonprofit development, especially given the ongoing concern of donor skepticism. As she teaches in her course, Capital Campaigns (MET AR 711), a core component to the Fundraising Management Graduate Certificate […]

Arts Administration Faculty Named New Chief Program and Impact Officer for TSNE MissionWorks

Michael Ibrahim (MET’07), an alum of BU MET’s MS in Arts Administration who also teaches in the program, was recently appointed chief program and impact officer at TSNE MissionWorks (formerly Third Sector New England), a $70 million nonprofit management and capacity organization that serves New England and beyond. In his new role, Ibrahim will oversee, […]

Bold New Horizons Take the Stage at Performing Arts Administration Panel

The theater business never stared down a crisis more dramatic than the 2020 onset of a global pandemic. All across the world, stages went dark for an unscheduled and indeterminate intermission, cheating audiences out of performances they rely on to inspire awe and wonder, and leaving theater managers, along with producers, performers, orchestras, and crew, […]

Finding Supportive Mentors Key to Sustained Career Success in Changing Arts World

Dr. Douglas DeNatale, director of Arts Administration at BU’s Metropolitan College (MET), has good news for those committed to a career in the arts: despite the field’s massive sea changes amid a worldwide pandemic, there are still ample professional opportunities to be had, given the proper guidance. Contributing to USA Today’s Education and Career News […]

New MET Scholarship Dedicated to Strengthening Inclusion in Arts Administration

In recognition of the need to foster greater diversity and inclusion in leadership across the humanities, Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) has established the Advancing the Arts Scholarship for applicants to the Master of Science in Arts Administration degree program. The award is dedicated to US citizens or permanent residents who have dealt with personal […]

In Nonprofit World’s Fraught Financial Future, BU MET Arts Admin Director DeNatale Sees Security in Scale

Like so many industries, the businesses of arts and culture have been rocked by setbacks amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Now, as occupancy bans begin to lift, vaccines are distributed, and resilience funding remitted to organizations and individuals dedicated to keeping the world afloat through arts, decision-makers are figuring out how the shows that must […]