DeVos Institute to move from Kennedy Center to U of Maryland

Posted on: November 20, 2013

“The DeVos Institute of Arts Management, founded in 2001 by Kennedy Center president Michael Kaiser and based at the center since then, will move to the University of Maryland’s College Park campus effective Sept. 1,” writes Tim Smith in Wednesday’s (11/20) Baltimore Sun. “Kaiser, who was to have stepped down as head of the Kennedy Center at the end of 2014 will depart four months earlier in order to lead the arts management program, together with Brett Egan, it current director. The institute offers training and support for arts managers and members of arts organization boards. In addition to activities … at the Kennedy Center, Kaiser has led institute sessions throughout the United States and more than 70 countries. Those out-of-the-area sessions will continue, but much of the activity will take place at UM. ‘As the institute has grown, we wanted to do more, and this is a great way to expand,’ Kaiser said of the UM affiliation. ‘We can add more academic work to the program. And we have the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center to use as a training ground.’ UM president Wallace Loh said that … an academic degree in arts management ‘is very much a possibility’ in the future.”

Posted November 20, 2013