The MMIAM Journey

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

“I find it very intriguing to see how many worlds are out there”

Laura Hirvi is a German-Finnish cultural anthropologist living and working in Berlin. She is Managing Director of Virtual Reality Berlin-Brandenburg (VRBB), a post she has occupied since August 2021. Earlier this summer, Laura joined the MMIAM International Advisory Committee. She and Brittany Johnson recently spoke, via Zoom, about her career. In this article, Laura discusses …

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Advocating for the arts

An interview with Virginie Lacombe

Virginie Lacombe has worked for the City of Montréal, for RIDEAU, an international showcase event, and for Mouvement d’implication francophone d’Orleans (MIFO), a cultural venue, as an artistic coordinator. She now works for Loisir Sport Outaouais as a development agent for the recreational cultural sector. She completed the MMIAM program in 2019 and additionally holds …

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Walking the Eco-Talk

Cultural and Arts Management During an Era of Sustainable Development (Abridged)

Introduction Sustainability considers the long-term impact of human economic behaviour on future generations. In sum, sustainability refers to “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland 1987, 43). Through four case studies, the authors illustrate what roles performing arts organizations that adopt …

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The Diaper Strategy

An Interview with Tiffanie Guffroy

Tiffanie Guffroy was a member of MMIAM’s third cohort. Born and raised in France, Tiffanie has been living and working in Quebec for a decade. She is currently General Co-Coordinator at Exeko in Montréal. Tiffanie has also recently become a mother. In celebration of Women’s History Month (March in USA), Brittany Johnson spoke with Tiffanie …

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