The 2018 conference takes place May 31 - June 2, 2018 in Houston, TX hosted by the University of Houston and the University of Houston - Downtown.
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Saturday, June 2 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
A Data Exploration Curriculum for Students of Arts Administration

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Arts administrators work in a world in which data plays an increasing role in policy, program and fund allocation decisions. For most of its history, data in arts administration has largely been advocacy-based or simple aggregational data. Today, however, arts administrators have access to an array of credible data streams and their long term success as administrators will depend, in part, on their ability to understand these streams and put them to use to make effective arguments. This session centers on how the Creative Vitality Suite, CVSuite.org an online data analysis tool, can be used to by teachers of arts administration to build the data skills needed by future arts administrators.

The session will have three key components:

Arts Administration professor, Constance DeVereaux, will outline the key conceptual features of a data-focused curriculum that can be built around the Creative Vitality Suite (CVSuite) online tool. She will explore: a) the streams of data students should be familiar with in the area of creative economic and measuring the creative impact on communitiesb) ways to evaluate the quality and reliability of data streamsc) ways to design questions that can be answered with datad) ways to put data to work to create change. DeVereaux will work with WESTAF in the coming year to develop a data-based curriculum that she will share with the field on this subject.

Anthony Radich, the executive director of WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation), will demonstrate ways students can explore data through the use of the CVSuite tool. Radich will identify six questions that can be explored through the use of the tool. These will include questions that make use of comparisons, indexes, specialized data extraction and other methods to extract data-supported answers.

Graduate student, Jennifer Shelby, will comment on ways data is influencing her work.  She will suggest ways that curriculum can be designed to best introduce students of arts administration and community development to the effective uses of data.

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Anthony Radich

Executive Director, WESTAF
Anthony Radich is the Executive Director of WESTAF, one of the nation's six regional arts organizations. Radich earned a doctorate in Public Administration and has a variety of interests. He has expertise is the areas of cultural policy, cultural data and arts-related online tech... Read More →

Saturday June 2, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
A300 - UH Downtown One Main Street Houston, TX 77002

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