Graduate Certificate in Technology in Arts Management

Graduate Certificate in Technology in Arts Management American University's Graduate Certificate in Technology in Arts Management American University's Graduate Certificate in Technology in Arts Management is your connection to a bigger impact, a more rewarding career, and a vibrant network of professionals and thought leaders in technology and cultural management.

In a single academic year, the Certificate will ground you in theory and prepare you for action in a full spectrum of management positions that apply, adapt, and develop technology strategies and solutions for the arts. For admission information, please visit http://www.american.edu/cas/arts-management/arts-management-technology-certificate.cfm

Mission: To educate arts managers about state-of-the-art knowledge of the application of technology in managing the arts and to assist professionals succeed in arts and cultural institutions.

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”As technology has started to infiltrate the art industry, these two fields are combining to bring the world’s art out o...
04/17/2015
The Occidental Weekly : Art startups take gallery space digital

”As technology has started to infiltrate the art industry, these two fields are combining to bring the world’s art out of its traditionally private community and onto our screens, forging a revolutionary movement of creativity.”

The Official Newspaper of Occidental College Since 1893.

“What is important to us is that the online and offline worlds are complimentary, that what happens online facilitates w...
04/11/2015
Social media seeks to shake up art world relationships - FT.com

“What is important to us is that the online and offline worlds are complimentary, that what happens online facilitates what is happening offline,”

A new social media platform is seeking to “democratise the gated art world”, an industry that is famously the preserve of the wealthy and well-connected. Art world insiders are saying new sites such as Tondo are shaking up old relationships by

For Hanrahan, an artist with cerebral palsy, social media has opened up his world, as well as his career path: "It gave ...
04/04/2015
Artist with cerebral palsy finds global success thanks to Facebook

For Hanrahan, an artist with cerebral palsy, social media has opened up his world, as well as his career path: "It gave me a lifeline, and turned my social life around."

Unable to speak, confined to a wheelchair, and a successful artist: social networking has helped the artist Michael Hanrahan, or Stigy, to sell his paintings around the world

"It appears that despite competition from established auction houses, skepticism from traditionalists, and a seemingly o...
03/16/2015
6 Percent of 2014 World Art Sales Made Online - artnet News

"It appears that despite competition from established auction houses, skepticism from traditionalists, and a seemingly over-saturated market of start-ups with only slight variations on the same business model, online art sales platforms (at least some of them) are turning a real profit"

The 2015 TEFAF report shows that online art sales comprise six percent of the global art market.

In The Age Of Digital Photography, Why Are Printed Art Books Of Photos Booming?
03/08/2015
Why photobooks are booming in a digital age - FT.com

In The Age Of Digital Photography, Why Are Printed Art Books Of Photos Booming?

Self Publish, Be Happy, the online platform for self-published artists’ books, is based in a rundown building in Dalston, an area that has, over the past decade, seen a generation of young Londoners move east. Below its window is Ridley Road market,

"Data as art is not new, but with the hack we wanted to show how it might become part of mainstream artistic discourse, ...
03/01/2015
Beauty By Design: The Intersection Of Data And Digital Art

"Data as art is not new, but with the hack we wanted to show how it might become part of mainstream artistic discourse, as the boundaries between digital technology and ‘traditional’ creative practice dissolve, and artists of all kinds come to see its potential for affecting and reflecting our world."

It’s only through parallel creative exploration that the broader ramifications of open data can be clarified and communicated, both in terms of the value of..

Cuseum, a museum technology startup, focuses on mobile technology for the art and cultural sector, allowing museumgoers ...
02/20/2015
Art tech startup Cuseum, formerly Spotzer, raises $1.2 million in seed funding

Cuseum, a museum technology startup, focuses on mobile technology for the art and cultural sector, allowing museumgoers to have more personalized experiences interacting with art in exhibits and galleries.

Cuseum, a museum technology startup, announced this morning that it has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. Cuseum focuses on mobile technology for the art and cultural sector, allowing museum-goers to have more personalized experiences interacting with art in exhibits and galleries. The startup ha…

"The Smithsonian American Art Museum is leading a group of 14 institutions from around the country in an effort to build...
02/06/2015
Smithsonian American Art Museum launches effort to create national art database

"The Smithsonian American Art Museum is leading a group of 14 institutions from around the country in an effort to build a shared, and searchable, online database that could spur research and scholarship about American art."

The Smithsonian American Art Museum launches national collaborative to share its collections and research online.

"if you want to know how museums are changing their philosophies and programs in a time of increasing financial pressure...
01/31/2015
No Detail Goes Unnoticed When Art Is a Click Away

"if you want to know how museums are changing their philosophies and programs in a time of increasing financial pressure and the continuing rise of private museums...websites are the most visible and informative places to look."

Art museum websites have become more useful, with entire collections online, some accompanied by essays and videos.

"Since opening its online platform to galleries in 2012, more than 2,500 of them have published artworks on Artsy. So ha...
01/23/2015
A bold, new direction for the fine art industry: online sales

"Since opening its online platform to galleries in 2012, more than 2,500 of them have published artworks on Artsy. So have 400 museums and foundations, including the Guggenheim and the New Museum."

New York's Artsy is working to position itself as a crucial middleman in a $66 billion industry.

LiveNote, a new mobile app that gives audiences running commentary on the music's structure and content during the perfo...
01/16/2015
App serves new orchestra audience

LiveNote, a new mobile app that gives audiences running commentary on the music's structure and content during the performance...met with a mixed reception.

On a subfreezing night with an untested concert format, is it any surprise that the Philadelphia Orchestra's first LiveNote Night, designed to attract new audiences to classical music, was preaching to the semi-converted on Wednesday at the Kimmel Center?

“The computer also hypothesized about artists whose paintings may been influenced by a predecessor, like Degas and Delac...
12/07/2014
Computer science can only help – not hurt – art historians

“The computer also hypothesized about artists whose paintings may been influenced by a predecessor, like Degas and Delacroix. In many cases, these hypotheses matched those of art historians.”

I was the lead of a team of computer scientists at Rutgers that published a paper this past August titled, “Toward Automated Discovery of Artistic Influence.” In that paper we reported on our research…

"Mobile technology is a two-way encounter. It can tell the artists about the participant – and vice versa. "
11/15/2014
How mobile tech is changing the way we make and enjoy art

"Mobile technology is a two-way encounter. It can tell the artists about the participant – and vice versa. "

From Shakespeare on your smartphone to interactive app-driven experiences, Matt Trueman explores new ways to engage with art

'...data is an artistic medium that presents “lots of possibilities for new kinds of stories and narratives.”'
11/02/2014
Digital Lessons From the Museum and Art World

'...data is an artistic medium that presents “lots of possibilities for new kinds of stories and narratives.”'

Leading museums have proven surprisingly adept at adapting digital technology, and their experience holds lessons for business.

"My goal is to get people excited about art and to fall in love with it, like I did. Storytelling is crucial to finding ...
10/19/2014
Artsy's Incredible Online Database Brings Art to Your Fingertips

"My goal is to get people excited about art and to fall in love with it, like I did. Storytelling is crucial to finding that passion, and it speaks to the mission of Artsy –- making art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection, and taking art out of the ivory tower. That's really my mission with the editorial — to instill that passion in our readers."

Marina Cashdan, Editorial Director of Artsy, on her passion for art and how the website fosters an online community of art lovers.

"united by an intrepid desire to confront semantic issues and traditional boundaries in art, technology, business and so...
10/05/2014
Artists as disruptors: Building incubators where art, technology meet | The Rapidian

"united by an intrepid desire to confront semantic issues and traditional boundaries in art, technology, business and society"

At Friday night's Critical Discourse discussion with NEW INC members, the intersections of art and technology, highlighting disruptive work and helping artists, technologists and designers build sustainable work practices.

"Open the app, hold your phone’s camera up to any advertisement in the subway system in New York City, look at the scree...
09/27/2014
An App That Replaces Ads With Art

"Open the app, hold your phone’s camera up to any advertisement in the subway system in New York City, look at the screen and the ad is replaced by a piece of art."

The No Ad app replaces images of advertisements in the New York City subway system with images of artworks.

...the app was “not supposed to be the museum in your pocket,”...the app as it existed was simply laying the groundwork ...
09/13/2014
App Lists Exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

...the app was “not supposed to be the museum in your pocket,”...the app as it existed was simply laying the groundwork for features to come.

“What we think about is kind of the before, during and after experience,” said the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s chief digital officer, speaking of the museum’s new app.

"Integral Reality won’t separate us from the real world but instead promises to create emotionally engaging experiences ...
09/04/2014
The War for Our Digital Future: Virtual Reality vs. Integral Reality | Innovation Insights | WIRED

"Integral Reality won’t separate us from the real world but instead promises to create emotionally engaging experiences with it."

Like most people I spend much of the day digitally connected, gazing at screens that make my life and work more interesting and productive. Yet for all the positives that connectivity provides us there’s also a downside lurking in those glowing pixels. They’re just not real. So as we extend our Inte…

"The online art market accounted for an estimated $1.6bn of transactions in 2013 (up from $870m in 2012), and is forecas...
05/03/2014
articles/Online market surpassed bn for first time in

"The online art market accounted for an estimated $1.6bn of transactions in 2013 (up from $870m in 2012), and is forecast to grow to $3.8bn by 2018, according to a report on the online art trade"

articles/Online market surpassed bn for first time in

"Researchers using the Design and Art Australia Online database no longer need to trek across the country"
04/18/2014
How the internet liberated Australia's art history

"Researchers using the Design and Art Australia Online database no longer need to trek across the country"

In 2014 it is hard to remember how isolated research on art in Australia used to be. Before the web, when we were all in hard copy, it used to be almost impossible to find information on Australian art…

"They differentiate themselves from a digital arts and crafts marketplace such as Etsy by showcasing carefully chosen pi...
03/28/2014
Online art marketplace and business consultancy wins the arts pitch at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

"They differentiate themselves from a digital arts and crafts marketplace such as Etsy by showcasing carefully chosen pieces, as opposed to anything uploaded by users, and working face-to-face to help artists sell their creations. "

A 4-month-old online marketplace and business coaching service for artists won the arts-themed pitch contest at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week on Wednesday, securing more than $37,000 in cash and donated professional services to grow its operation.The founders of Where Y'Art,...

“Now that we’ve made sharing information virtually effortless, how do we increase depth of understanding, while also cre...
03/11/2014
With Medium, Evan Williams Is Tackling the Future of Writing Online

“Now that we’ve made sharing information virtually effortless, how do we increase depth of understanding, while also creating a level playing field that encourages ideas that come from anywhere?”

Medium, which will introduce a mobile app next week, is an attempt by a founder of Twitter and Blogger to strike a balance between the old world, where professional editors were gatekeepers, and the new one, where anyone can post anything online.

Keating has also been one of the most prominent musicians calling on streaming services to share more listening data wit...
03/01/2014
Musician Zoe Keating reveals iTunes, Spotify and YouTube payouts for 2013

Keating has also been one of the most prominent musicians calling on streaming services to share more listening data with artists. “I wish I could make this demand: stream my music, but in exchange give me my listener data,”

Cellist’s latest publicly-shared numbers reveal 92% of her income still comes from sales rather than streams. By Stuart Dredge

"The UK's record labels have re-imagined their businesses for a world of instant mobile, global access to music, driven ...
02/23/2014
Digital music reaches UK milestone

"The UK's record labels have re-imagined their businesses for a world of instant mobile, global access to music, driven by social media"

Digital revenues now account for 50% of the total UK record industry income, trade body BPI says.

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