DIAL.studio | Arts Administration 101: The History of Arts Management & Arts Organizations in America

Recorded On: 07/10/2020


About this Webinar

July 10th, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST

Aimed at expanding the knowledgebase of pre-career college students, this session will give participants a “101” education on the history of arts administration and organizations. Led by Margie Johnson Reese, an expert in arts management, art policy, cultural organizing, and other relevant topics, this session is a great introduction for those who want extra knowledge about the arts field

Participants will walk away with:

  • Knowledge about the basic history and creation of arts management and arts organizations in the United States
  • Best practices of navigating the arts field as early career administrators

This session is a part of the DIAL.studio | Professional Development Series and is free for all who register. Can't make an event live? Register anyway for access to the recording. 

Please note that while this session is free and open to all, it was curated with the intention of supporting college students, pre-career, and emerging leaders traditionally underrepresented within the arts field.

This program is made possible by support from ConEdison, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, the Kutya Major Foundation, and The Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.


Margie Johnson Reese

Consultant and Professor

Margie Johnson Reese has a 30-year portfolio as an arts management professional and has contributed to public policy in areas of public participation in the arts, public art policy and practice, community development, and cultural master planning and her career has included arts leadership in Dallas and Los Angeles.  She has been an advisor to the nation’s most diverse communities. She has worked directly with artists and other creative professionals to enhance their employment and business opportunities, in both the nonprofit and commercial sectors. She has guided the development of numerous cultural facilities and managing architectural design, budget and staff to guarantee that pubic service is a priority.

She served as a grant maker for the Ford Foundation in their Office for West Africa as the Program Officer for Media, Arts and Culture. In that capacity, she cites among her major accomplishments funding the restoration of the slave castles in Ghana and Nigeria and providing funding to preserve the ancient Arabic manuscripts of Timbuktu in Mali.

Margie formed MJR Partners, LLC in 2010, and provides professional arts management services and guidance to communities for planning, stabilizing and implementing inclusive public policy. Her clients have engaged her services to assist in stimulating strategic partnerships between the cultural sector and government agencies, foundations, corporations, and academic institutions to advance cultural understanding. She is a professor at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, teaching Cultural Policy in the Arts in the graduate Arts Administration program. A graduate of Washington State University in Pullman, Washington with a BS in Speech and Theater, Margie holds an MFA in Theater from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Website: http://www.margiejohnsonreese.com/

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DIAL.studio | Arts Administration 101: The History of Arts Management & Arts Organizations in America
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