Careers in Culture – Careers in Cultural Management

> Who's who in cultural management education?

“Like many arts managers, I started out as a practicing artist. Although I went on to become a self-taught manager, eventually becoming the National Director of the Canadian Conference of the Arts, I would have progressed much more smoothly through my career had I had some formal training. To you who are considering arts management as a career I would say that the work is endless, rewarding and profoundly satisfying, but only embark on this path if you love the arts.”
- Megan Williams, freelance arts consultant living in Lunenburg, NS

A number of colleges, universities and associations across Canada offer formal education programs – certificates, diplomas, undergraduate and graduate degrees – in cultural management. Many of the courses are quite different in level, length, delivery method and options, so it is worth investigating several alternatives. Some people go directly from high school into formal cultural management education and then into cultural management; others may have already completed a post-secondary degree or certificate and/or may have already worked as a cultural manager, and are now looking for a substantial professional development training program to build their competencies further.

Click on a link below to go directly to the website of a particular program and institution.

Algonquin College - Applied Museum Studies Program
www.algonquincollege.com/healthandcommunity/program/applied-museum-studies/

Banff Centre for Management - Leadership Development & Aboriginal Leadership and Management
www.banffcentre.ca/departments/leadership/

Bishop’s University - Arts Administration Option (Humanities)
www.gobishops.ca/bishops/program.do?from=subject&programID=39

Centennial College - Culture and Heritage Site Management
www.centennialcollege.ca/Programs/ProgramOverview.aspx?Program=1832

Concordia University - Graduate Diploma in Administration (Administration of Arts, Culture, Entertainment and Cultural Tourism Organizations)
http://johnmolson.concordia.ca/graduate-programs/graduate-diploma-administration

École des Hautes Études Commerciales

Grant MacEwan College - Arts & Cultural Management
www.macewan.ca/wcm/SchoolsFaculties/CFAC/Programs/ArtsCulturalManagement (includes online learning)

Humber College
www.humber.ca

Ryerson University - Continuing Education Publishing Program
www.ryerson.ca/ce/publishing

Simon Fraser University - Master of Publishing Program
www.ccsp.sfu.ca/home.html

Sir Sanford Fleming College - Museum Management and Curatorship
www.flemingc.on.ca/index.cfm/go/programs/sub/display/code/ACM/style/d.cfm

UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development
http://cstudies.ubc.ca/cultural-planning-and-development/index.html

University of Toronto - Museum Studies Program
www.ischool.utoronto.ca/programs-courses

University of Toronto at Scarborough - Co-operative Program in Arts Management
www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~coopam/

University of Victoria - Certificate in Cultural Sector Leadership or in Library Sector Leadership
http://publicadmin.uvic.ca/programs/graduate/graduateCertificates/graduateCertificates.php#section0-4

University of Victoria - Public Administration
http://web.uvic.ca/padm/mpa/index.htm

University of Waterloo, Centre for Cultural Management
http://ccm.uwaterloo.ca/

University of Western Ontario
www.uwo.ca/arts/

University of Windsor - Arts Management Certificate
http://web4.uwindsor.ca/arts/certificate

University of Winnipeg (continuing education) - Manitoba Arts & Cultural Management Certificate Program
www.creativemanitoba.ca/index.php?pid=54

York University, Schulich School of Business - M.B.A. Program in Arts and Media Management
www.schulich.yorku.ca/ssb-extra/mba.nsf/66e9924db987f1fa85256fc800610183/4363671f08b0e20d85256fc600683f64!OpenDocument

York University - Graduate Program in Art History
www.yorku.ca/ahistory

Another source of information about some of these programs is the website of the Canadian Association of Arts Administration Educators (CAAAE).