Principles of Art and Business

Learn how to capitalize on grants, fundraising, and entrepreneurship in order to expand your art room impact and enhance your art program.

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Funding for the arts is essential. In this practical course, participants learn how to capitalize on grants, fundraising, and entrepreneurship in order to see significant increases in budget utilization over time. Budgeting is made manageable in this course with its relevant and immediately applicable strategies for art teachers. Participants will take the first steps necessary to make lasting fiscal improvements. Through long and short-term planning participants will begin being an agent of change, growing their impact and enhancing their art program.

See the course syllabus and Graduate Catalog for more details.

Suggested Course Sequence

  1. ARE549: Ethics and Equity for Art Education Leadership
  2. ARE551: Advocating for the Visual Arts
  3. ARE553: Principles of Art and Business
  4. ARE555: Designing and Leading Professional Learning

Required Materials

Additional Materials

  • Computer with basic audio and video input and output equipment
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
  • Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
  • A Google Drive account (provided)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)


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