Last October, Dr. Antonio C. Cuyler traveled to Ottawa, Canada to present his paper “Diversity internships in arts management, do they work?” at the Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts (STP&A) conference. The theme of the 2015 conference was “Creative nexus: understanding and strengthening the relationship between cultural research and practice.”
STP&A is an interdisciplinary gathering of researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and students that explores key trends, practices and policy issues affecting the arts around the world. STP&A is the oldest and one of the most influential academic gatherings of researchers and practitioners in the field of arts management and cultural policy. -The American Journal of Arts Management published this paper in its January 2015 issue.
– Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts Website
Most recently, he traveled to San Francisco to meet with Kevin Rafter formerly of the James Irvine Foundation to discuss a study of cultural engagement in Tallahassee he plans to launch in the Summer of 2016. He also presented his paper, “Access, equity, & inclusion: Achieving diversity and social justice in the arts” at the 15th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations and the Organization Knowledge Community at UC Berkeley. Continuing his busy schedule over spring break, he met with funders in New York City to discuss his research on diversity programs in arts management. By evaluating the efficacy of these programs, he hopes his research will encourage cultural organizations to develop diversity programs to eradicate barriers to employment in the cultural sector, and allow arts management to recruit and retain culturally diverse arts managers representative of U. S. society.
Next month, he presents a paper, “Unresolved issues: Students’ expectations of internships in arts and cultural management” co-authored with his colleague in the College of Music, Dr. Anne Hodges, at the annual Association of Arts Administration Educators conference in Portland, Oregon.
We wish Dr. Cuyler the best of luck with his many endeavors this year.