A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR A SUCCESSFUL ARTS MANAGER
School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, MA in Art, Law and Economy
dissertation was written as
part of the
MA in Art, Law and Economy
at the International Hellenic University.
The dissertation explores the necessary steps that an arts manager should follow in order to be successful
, forming a
complete guide for professionals, future arts
administrators and students in this area.
Taking into account not only the qualifications
required by an arts manager, but the current conditions and trends as well, this paper
all the pieces of the arts management puzzle.
first chapter introduces the reader to the
purpose and the principles of
management in general, followed by a thorough description of the available management tools and techniques. The third chapter examines the
ideal educational background and the desired skills
of an arts manager. The next chapter deals with the challenges of the 21st century, which can be seen either as threats or opportunities for the managers, while
the current trends and latest management models are discussed in
the fifth chapter. Lastly
, the paper concludes by analyzing
two prominent cases of successful arts institutions.
Finally, I would like to thank my supervisor, Prof. George Malindretos for his support and guidance and
also, the academic staff of the International Hellenic
University which fueled me with knowledge,
wisdom and valuable advice. In addition, I would
like to thank my classmates, owing to the fact that
completing this master would have been all the more difficult were it not for their support and friendship