Dive into the world of arts administration with “Arts Admin Unleashed” – the official podcast of the MAAA program (Master of Arts in Arts Administration) at Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. With each episode, our faculty, students, and alumni will take you behind the scenes of the dynamic world of arts administration by discussing current issues in the industry and groundbreaking research around the arts, sharing their personal professional experiences and career trajectories. Whether you’re an aspiring arts leader, an accomplished pro, or simply an arts enthusiast, this podcast is your gateway to learning more about the ins and outs of our beloved industry.
Meet your host, Haley Paulin
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Episode 1: What is Arts Administration? Conversation with Karen Gahl-Mills
In this inaugural episode of Arts Admin Unleashed, Karen Gahl-Mills, Professor of Practice at Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, joins me for a conversation around arts administration, its relevance to the world of nonprofit management, career opportunities within the field, and its challenges in the post-pandemic world.
Episode 2: Navigating career in the arts – Dr. Ursula Kuhar about balancing your passions and advocating for the arts
This week on Arts Admin Unleahsed, I’m thrilled to chat with Dr. Ursula Kuhar, Senior Lecturer at O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, former Executive Director of the Washington Concert Opera and an active mezzo-soprano. Academic track, career as a CEO, and as a professional singer? Dr. Kuhar proves you can do it all – just maybe not all at once. Tune in as we dive into her incredible journey and uncover the strategies behind her balancing act!
Episode 3: Grace Donahue, a second-year MAAA student, on grad school part-time, her role at the IU Arts & Humanities Council, and internships
In this episode, Grace Donahue, a second-year MAAA student talks about her recent transition to being a part-time student while working full-time at the Arts & Humanities Council at IU. We chat about balance between work and studying, how the MAAA program’s curriculum fits into the professional world, about internships and the process of securing one, as well as our favorite things about the program in general.
Episode 4: Copyright, AI, and other legal issues in the arts through the eyes of Ari Solotoff
This week I have the pleasure of talking with Ari Solotoff, an entertainment lawyer and the managing attorney at Solotoff Law. We chat about his transition from the world of managing an orchestra to that of practicing law, discuss some main legal issues in the arts and how artificial intelligence might prove a useful tool in the arts.
Episode 5: Maggie Eronimus, MAAA-Musicology dual degree student, about the program, her interests and connection between the two fields
In this episode, I’m chatting with my fellow classmate, Maggie Eronimus, who shares with us her experience of studying in the dual Masters degree of Arts in Arts Administration at O’Neill School and in Musicology at the Jacobs School of Music. We dive into the world of internships, the intersection of arts admin and musicology, the difference in working for smaller community organizations versus larger legacy arts organizations, as well as our favorite things about the MAAA program.
Episode 6: What does arts administration have in common with public affairs? Pauly Tarricone about the MAAA-MPA program and his passions
This time Pauly Tarricone, a second-year MAAA-MPA student, joins me for a conversation around his passion for urban development and cultural planning. We chat about the Masters of Public Affairs degree, the path that led him to pursue a double Masters degree with MAAA, as well as his experience working for the Bloomington Entertainment & Arts District.
Episode 7: Should the arts be publicly funded? Conversation with Dr. Michael Rushton about his research and newest publication.
In this episode, I’m pleased to be joined by one and only Dr. Michael Rushton. We chat about his newest publication “The Moral Foundations of Public Funding for the Arts”, his journey that led him to focus his research on the arts, as well as some current trends in public and private giving.
Episode 8: Handling Administration and Independent Projects as an Artist: A MAAA Retrospective with Ola Czerniecka
In this episode, we take some time to celebrate the graduation of Ola Czerniekca. We chat about her experience as both an arts administrator and an artist, and her journey through the MAAA program. Ola’s graduation means her time with the Arts Admin Unleashed podcast has come to an end, but further episodes will be hosted by MAAA first year Haley Paulin.
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