ARTS ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY /

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Our course, the original Flexible Art Worlds, explored the various interests and systems that animate art worlds. 

 

Those who create and operate arts organizations—and participate in the work of arts institutions—shape how a significant part of culture is sustained and made public. 

 

By articulating and enacting missions, programs, and policies, cultural workers advance rationales that advocate for and work in chorus with artists’ production, presentation, and dialogue. These activities are driven by multiple interests, embedded in art world, political, popular, economic, and academic discourses, and enacted variously at local, national, and global scale. 

Drawing on contemporary examples, and engaging students’ interests, this intensive course strives to lay out a foundation on which to assess several positions currently active in cultural networks.

As a publication, Flexible Art Worlds vol 1, issue 2, shares a sample of the collective learning and research that this summer's group of students has begun. 

FLEXIBLE ART WORLDS 2017 CLASS: Melody Bilbo,  BFA 2017 / Jiafangyao He, MDes 2017 / 
Yu Jie, BFA 2017 / Sunah Shin, BFA 2019 / Jeremy Sublewski, BFA 2019 / 
Haley Wells, BFA 2017
 
Asha Veal Brisebois, Lecturer in Arts Administration and Policy