Global practice in the administration of the arts is undergoing profound transformations as a result of changing funding systems, management practices, and audiences. The new International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management – ILPVAM, an executive part-time certificate program, combines advanced business theory and techniques together with the latest concepts and global trends in visual arts management and administration to provide a rigorous, engaging educational program for experienced professionals in the visual arts or related fields.
This innovative approach to learning comprises five-day modules taught in English by experts in their respective fields over the course of seven months, and is conducted in three geographical areas –Europe, America, and the Middle East. The location of these intensive modules in Bilbao, New York, and Abu Dhabi provide an exceptional immersive on-site experience.
The ILPVAM offers a global scope and local knowledge of markets, a high-level forum for debate, discussion, and engagement with an international network of senior practitioners and experts, and international networking as key elements in the development of knowledge among participants. Within this unique environment, participants develop their understanding and skills in the leadership and management of visual arts organizations in a way that is transferable to their own context and organizations.
The Program is intended for professionals with at least five years of relevant experience in the field of visual arts or related arts fields. Candidates without experience in the arts but significant professional experience at an executive level and interested in advancing their career in this area will also be considered. All candidates must be able to participate effectively in English.
The admission process includes a completed application form with supporting documents, a non-refundable application fee, and a personal interview.
Completion of all three modules leads to the award of a Program Certificate by the University of Deusto and New York University.
The International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management – ILPVAM is a collaborative effort between Deusto Business School (University of Deusto, Spain), the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (New York University, US), and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Bilbao, Spain).
If you would like further information on any aspect of the Program, the admission process, application deadlines, or financing options please contact us:
Deusto Business School
University of Deusto
Hermanos Aguirre 2
48014 Bilbao (Spain)
T +34 944 139 454
F +34 944 139 086
Deusto Business School
T +34 944 139 456
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
T +1 212 998 9011