March 18, 2013
The first issue of the American Journal of Arts
Management has just been published. Professor Kevin
Maifeld, director of the MFA
in Arts Leadership, edits the journal along with Professor David Edelman,
Shenandoah Conservatory. The free online journal bridges the scholarly divide
between academia and professional nonprofit arts organizations.
initial issue features articles on the impact of the 2007 recession on arts
funding, delivering performing arts online, and a case study on the Syracuse
“This is a peer-reviewed journal,” said Maifeld.
“Our editorial board is comprised of distinguished members of leading arts
organizations and academic institutions.”
Maifeld holds an MFA degree in
Arts Management from the University of Alabama and has extensive experience in
nonprofit arts management. He is the founding director of the MFA in Arts
Leadership and Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.
program, which accepted its first students in 2007, was granted full membership
in the Association
of Arts Administration Educators in 2010. The MFA is one of seven advanced degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the
largest college in Seattle University.
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