The Art of the International Capstone: Recent Arts Management Graduate, Helen Santoro, Success in International Cultural Policy.

Posted: June 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm, Last Updated: June 29, 2017 at 10:18 am

Recent Arts Management Graduate Helen Santoro will be embarking upon a journey around the world to present her original research on Business Improvement Districts before members and attendees of the European Network for Cultural Policy and Management’s (ENCATC) 8th Annual Research Session during the 25th Annual Congress on Cultural Policy and Management. The theme of the Congress this year is “Click, Connect, Collaborate! New Directions in Sustaining Cultural Networks,” and will held in Brussels, Belgium.

Helen submitted an abstract of her original capstone research shortly after graduation to ENCATC at the urging of former Arts Management Program Director, Claire Huschle, and was informed of her abstract’s acceptance into the Congress this past June. Her original research focuses on exploring the intersections of communities, arts, and commercial property owners using the Business Improvement District model. She identifies three distinct administrative models found in Northern Virginia, and will expand on her research during the Summer of 2017 in preparation for the Congress in September of 2017.

To learn more about her capstone and how you can help her journey, please see The Capstone Topic That Traveled the World.