Friday, January 16, 2014

New Orleans Cultural Leaders Get on Board with UNO Arts Administration

The University of New Orleans Arts Administration Program welcomes two leading New Orleans cultural leaders to its graduate level faculty for the spring semester.

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MK Wegmann, executive director of the National Performance Network, will teach a new course that explores the latest trends in how culture and communities connect, often referred to as creative placemaking, said Tony Miccoci, assistant director of the arts administration graduation program at UNO. Todd Simmons, executive director of the New Orleans Opera Association, will teach finance for arts administrators. Both instructors hold national reputations as leaders in their areas of interest and bring a high level of expertise and involvement in current trends and best practices.

The appointments of Simmons and Wegmann complement the existing expert program faculty, which includes entertainment attorney Ashlye Keaton, who teaches arts law; NOCCA Marketing Director Richard Read, who teaches arts marketing; playwright Adam Falik, who teaches writing and public presentation; Greater New Orleans Foundation Senior Program Officer Kellie Greene, who leads coursework in development; Gene Meneray, director of Artists Services at the Arts Council of New Orleans, and art critic John d’Addario, who helps to teach courses in the business of visual arts. Program Director Harmon Greenblatt and assistant director Tony Micocci teach from their extensive experiences in the businesses of music and theater respectively.

The UNO program offers the only advanced-level training in arts management in Louisiana. Alumni hold key positions in nearly every cultural institution in the greater New Orleans area, and many hold top spots around the state and country.

The UNO Arts Administration Program also offers undergraduate online courses in key arts management areas, and an online national certificate program titled Certified Performing Arts Executive (CPAE). The UNO arts administration program is considered among the leading arts management programs in the world, Miccoci said. The program is an active member of the international Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) and hosted the Association’s 2013 international conference.

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