The MMIAM Journey

A blog about the Master of Management
in International Arts Management program

From Master to Doctor—Continuing Education After the MMIAM

A MMIAM Journey Interview with Chloé Vanasse

Chloé Vanasse is a 2020 graduate of the MMIAM program and is currently in the middle of a PhD at HEC Montréal. She and Brittany spoke about the process of continuing education after the MMIAM program and her motivation to continue studying. Let’s start where I always begin: are you an artist? What drew you …

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“The arts are a huge part of how humans talk to each other globally.”

A MMIAM Journey Interview with Christopher Gruits

Christopher Gruits is the Executive and Artistic Director of Penn Live Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the nation’s premier university-based arts presenters. With over 25 years of national and international experience in the arts and cultural sector, he has a passion for creating and fostering artistic excellence, audience engagement, and community partnerships. …

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Musician playing for kids in an aquarium in Portugal

A Glimpse into Academic Research


Did you know that one of the facets of motivation to go to the theater, or rejection of this form of leisure, lies in finding the reasons why a person is interested in this art form or not? A number of studies have shown that a taste for theater is formed in a person’s youth. …

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Protest performance against Louvre's sponsorship by an oil company.

The Paradox of Corporate Sponsorship of Arts in the Age of Austerity (Abridged)

The importance of corporate sponsorship for cultural organizations varies from continent to continent and country to country. In the U.S., with little government support for the arts, organizations have to find revenue wherever they can find it. For example, for many performing arts companies, donations and sponsorships can account for up to 50% of their …

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