Canadian Association of Arts Administration Educators

The Canadian Association of Arts Administration Educators (CAAAE) exists to support educators in the field of arts administration education.

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Arts Administration/arts management is a young discipline having emerged as a result of the growth in arts and culture in Canada in the 1950s and beyond. Arts administrators carry out the important work of ensuring that artists have the spaces and resources with which to create.

What is arts management?

Definition: Situated at the intersection of a theoretical structure (management) and a sector (the arts) arts management relies on utilizing management theory and practice in the unique and innovative settings inherent to arts and culture.

Arts administration educators prepare individuals to take on the task of leading and managing the business side of arts initiatives.