For Artists and Arts Organizations

Professional Development Program


Professional development training in collaboration with the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland.

BAM/DeVos Institute of Arts Management Professional Development Program

This 9-month program, housed at the new BAM Fisher, provides professional development training and deeply discounted theater and rehearsal studio rental to an annual selection of mostly Brooklyn-based nonprofit arts organizations. A collaboration between BAM and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland, the program focuses on a different discipline every year while striving to help selected organizations expand their skill base and build the foundations necessary for long-term success.

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The DeVos Institute of Arts Management

The DeVos Institute provides training, consultation, and implementation support for arts managers and their boards. It operates on the premise that while much is spent to train artists, too little is spent to support the managers and boards who keep those artists at work. Since its founding in 2001, the Institute has served over 1,000 institutions from over 80 countries.

In September 2014, the DeVos Institute will transfer its offices and activities to the University of Maryland. The move will enable the Institute to expand its global training and consulting programs, enhance its fellowships for North American and international arts managers within the context of a major educational institution, and create a Master’s program that leverages both University and Institute resources.

Past and Current Programs