Events and Info Sessions

MFA Arts Leadership Information Sessions

Come learn about Seattle U's MFA in Arts Leadership Program! You will hear where many of our alumni have gone on to work after earning their degree from this program, as well as what you'll be studying in your two years in the program, particularly with regard to the graduate management practicum experience. You'll also have an opportunity to ask questions of the program director, Kevin Maifeld.

In-Person Events

  • Paused due to COVID-19 precautions

Here's a link to our Campus Map to help you find your way. If you would like to meet the Program Director, sit in on a class, or get a campus tour from a current student, please contact us.

MFA Summary Project Presentations

Through applied research methods, each project is a culmination of a student’s inquiry into an arts field of practice. This includes projects rooted in cultural equity, creative placemaking, teaching artist pedagogy, audience and field analysis, strategic business plans, resistance activism, youth engagement and education, community storytelling and journalism, digital design and influence, and formation of new artistic works and spaces. This event is free and open to the public. 

The MFA Class of 2019 in their graduation regalia.
The MFA Class of 2019 and faculty at graduation on June 16, 2019. 

Arts Leadership Book Club

The Arts Leadership community hosted the second annual book club series, supported by the Center for Jesuit Education Jesuit Endowed Mission Fund. The series provided space to dive deeper into one's process and positionality as an intersectional art leader. Learn more about the Arts Leadership book club by visiting the Lemieux Library Arts Leadership Book Club Library Guide. The 2020-21 theme was "Anti-Racist and Decolonial Arts in Seattle. "

Most Recent Book Club Events

Spring Quarter 2021
Emerald Street: A History of Hip Hop in Seattle by Daudi Abe with a forward by Sir Mix-A-Lot 

Thursday, May 13, from 12-1:00pm PST: Come be part of a discussion on hip hop, community, and Seattle history with author, Dr. Daudi Abe. Curated Q&A with Community Advocate Ashley Marshal (MFA 21) and moderated by Arts Leadership Professor, Roxy Hornbeck. (more details & RSVP here). 

Friday, May 14, from 12 - 1:30pm PST: Join us for an interactive roundtable with leading voices in Seattle music -- Daniel Pak, Julie-C, and Shannon Welles. Come ready to listen to music and talk about music as a space for resistance and liberation. (more details & RSVP here). Moderated by Arts Leadership Professor, Roxy Hornbeck. 



View Past Book Clubs




No application fee through Fall 2022
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Upcoming Events


  • Kevin Maifeld

    Kevin Maifeld

    Director, Arts Leadership Programs

  • Cay Lane

    Cay Lane

    Program Coordinator

  • Office Information

    Hunthausen Hall
    901 12th Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98122

  • Virtually, Mon-Fri

    9:00am - 4:30pm