Welcome to the homepage of e-merge: journal of arts administration and policy, an innovative, peer-reviewed online journal produced by graduate students in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago‘s Master of Arts Administration and Policy program. It features original, pioneering theory and practice in the field of arts administration. We are dedicated to fostering creative discussions amongst leading professionals, academics and students, and giving them a vehicle through which to voice their opinions, share new ideas and challenge the status quo. We are interested both in the role(s) of an administrator as an individual and in a wide range of institutional aspects of the field. Given the rapid growth of arts administration as a discipline, we seek to engage with and problematize issues related to arts administration as a professional practice.

Contact us at: emerge@saic.edu

e-merge staff:

Managing Editors

Alda Tchochiev

Katy Loeb


Dorota Biczel, Ania Szremski

Faculty Advisor

Adelheid Mers

Theme Customization and Support

Julio Rodriguez from Studio Rodriguez

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From Sara Schnadt, “Connectivity,” 2007