Arts Administration

Arts administrators bring business & communication skills, creativity and love for the arts together in the management of visual, performing, literary; media, cultural and arts service organizations.


Work assisting in management, fundraising, communications, marketing or strategic planning for multi-arts centers, festivals, theatre, dance companies, museum, film production, creative agencies, publishers and more.

Recent Internships-Arts Administration

Here is a small sampling of recent internships in Arts Administration:

Anthology Film Archives, Art MRKT, Atlantic Theatre Company, Vineyard Theatre, Whitney Museum, Poets House, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, CLockTower Productions, The Art Department, Independent Curators International, UnionDoc, The Metropolitan Museum, Women Make Movies, Joffrey Ballet School, The New Group, Creative License, Poets & Writers, Harvestworks, International Studio & Curatorial Program, New Dramatists, BRIC, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Ensemble Studio Theatre, DAW/Penguin Publishers, Groundswell, Gibney Dance, Broadway Steps, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Society of Illustrators, Jigsaw Productions

Seminars & Professional Development Workshops

Depending on their specific interest arts administration students take a core faculty seminar in writing, visual arts, or performing arts. The faculty seminars are organized around specific subject areas but encourage all students to bring their perspectives and interests to the discussion, and explore interdisciplinary connections – creative and practical. They focus on contemporary practice and use the city an active resource through site visits, performances, and guest speakers.

NYAP has also partnered with CREATIVE CAPITAL to provide students with Professional Development Workshops focused on Strategic Planning and Financial Literacy. The workshops help you harness your liberal arts skills to achieve your goals and sustain your creative practice as you move ahead.


Emilie Clark, MFA

Faculty Advisor Visual Art

Dana Tarantino, Phd

Faculty Advisor Theatre & Drama

John Reed, MFA

Faculty Advisor
Writing & Publishing

Jake K. Leckie, MA

Faculty Advisor Music, Media & Dance