The embargo is officially lifted and I’m very happy to announce the winner of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) 2017 Content Competition Winner is Yuha Jung.
Ms. Jung, an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky, will give a presentation on her winning entry at the AAAE 2017 conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The article, titled Diversity Matters: Theoretical Understanding of and Suggestions for the Current Fundraising Practices of Nonprofit Art Museums, was published in the Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society in November 2015. Using the theory of the commons and social obligation theory of inclusion, this article critically examines current art museum fundraising practices in the United States that rely too much on traditional White, wealthy patrons. This leads museums to emphasize the limited interests of traditional donors, neglecting the needs of and potential support from their broader communities.
It doesn’t take much to see how Ms. Jung’s article ties in to the diversity questions we’ve been examining over the course of the last month:
- Are Audiences A Reflection Or Projection Of What We Want?
- Reflecting The Populations We Serve
- How Many Dead White Guys Does It Take To Program A Season?
- Diversity In Programming Poll Results
I’m very excited to revisit some of the ideas from those posts and how they intersect with some of the key threads from Diversity Matters: Theoretical Understanding of and Suggestions for the Current Fundraising Practices of Nonprofit Art Museums.
But before we do, I strongly recommend you set aside some time to read Ms. Jung’s original paper (paywall) along with an article version she wrote for economiststalkart.org.
About The Competition
Presented with support from The Wallace Foundation, the Competition was held to surface and celebrate the best content in the arts administration community on audience building and engagement. Entries were judged on their message, perspective, approach, and alignment to the Wallace Foundation’s Nine Effective Practices for Audience Development.