Claremont Graduate University’s Masters in Arts Management Program is continuing to build bridges with cultural professionals in Los Angeles. Jessica Cusick, manager of the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division, and Laura Zucker, executive director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission will host a brown bag lunch to talk about the program from noon to 1 pm on June 17 at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Offices (1055 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 800).
The CGU Masters in Arts Management program is a joint venture between the university’s Drucker School of Management and its Arts and Humanities program. Cusick will be teaching the program’s Arts and Cultural Policy course, which will be held early evenings from September to December at the Music Center downtown.
CGU’s Arts Management program is the only one of its kind in the state of California, and plans are in the works to expand the program to fill the need for knowledgeable arts managers throughout the region.. There are currently more than 3,000 nonprofit arts organizations in Los Angeles County and more than 150,000 working artists. The program assists arts managers seeking creative solutions to unfolding challenges to the field.