Business Issues in the Arts is a text designed to address some of the most prescient business issues that nonprofit arts organizations face today. This text is not a how-to but an in-depth dive into fourteen topics and their associated theories to augment learning in arts administration programs.

With contributions from leading academics in arts administration, the book guides readers through an exploration of those topics which have been found by practitioners to be most vital and least explored. Chapters include numerous case examples to illustrate business theory in the artistic and creative environment. The academic contributors themselves each come with both professional backgrounds and research experience, and they are each introduced at the start of their chapters, allowing for a collection of voices to navigate through some oftentimes challenging topics.

This book is designed for an advanced undergraduate course or a stand-alone graduate course on the intersection of business and management and the cultural and creative industries, especially those focusing on business issues in the arts.

chapter |4 pages


How to Use This Book

chapter Chapter 1|27 pages

Understanding Nonprofit Organizations

chapter Chapter 2|25 pages

Nonprofit Startups in the Arts

chapter Chapter 3|23 pages

Board Governance in the Arts

chapter Chapter 4|22 pages

Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI) in Cultural Organizations

Challenges and Opportunities

chapter Chapter 7|18 pages

Unions and Contracts in the Arts

chapter Chapter 8|20 pages

Negotiations in the Arts

chapter Chapter 9|17 pages

The Engagement Edge

chapter Chapter 10|16 pages

Rural and Regional Arts Organizations

chapter Chapter 11|25 pages

Partnerships and Collaborations in the Arts

chapter Chapter 12|19 pages

Human Resource Law in the Arts

chapter Chapter 13|16 pages

Agents and Agencies in the Arts

chapter Chapter 14|16 pages

OSHA, ADA, and Other Government Mandates