The MMIAM Journey

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

What Comes First? Exploring Intersections and Forging Your Own Path

An Interview with Fatou Alhya Diagne

Fatou Alhya Diagne is an MMIAM alumna based in Milan, Italy. She is currently a Program Manager for the Moleskine Foundation. A third culture person, Fatou describes herself as having a twenty-first-century globalized toolkit of strategies and perspectives for solving complex arts and cultural challenges. Enjoy this interview between Fatou and Brittany Johnson, editor of …

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“Once a MMIAM, always a MMIAM!”

A MMIAM Journey Interview with Anne-Marie Panneton

For MMIAM students and graduates, Anne-Marie is an indispensable resource; answering questions before the program begins, ensuring that students have the proper visas and paperwork before traveling, that students are reimbursed in a timely manner, lending support throughout the completion of the program and beyond. Anne-Marie has been with the program since its inception. Keep …

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Sustaining the Arts by Means of Business Model Innovation (Abridged)

Across North America today, arts organizations are typically undercapitalized, too often generate operating deficits, and are fighting to stay solvent. In Canada, fiscal instability was exacerbated when public funding was significantly reduced. Covid-19 has devastated arts organizations even further. All too often, when levels of deficit and negative working capital become intolerable, arts organizations typically …

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“Simple Little Things Can Make All the Difference”

A MMIAM Journey Interview with Bailey McFaden

Bailey McFaden is an experienced arts manager with a background in higher education. She completed the MMIAM program in 2021 and has since served as the School Programs Coordinator at Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts. Tell me about yourself. How did you become interested in the arts? I am incredibly blessed to have a family …

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