Capstone Presentations December 9th and 10th

Posted: December 1, 2016 at 1:44 pm, Last Updated: December 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Mason Arts Management master’s candidates will present their capstone research findings, December 9th 9am-6pm in Founders Hall 120 and December 10th 9am-6pm in Founders Hall 118.  Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Arts Management degree at Mason are required to complete a capstone project, which offers the opportunity to deepen, expand and demonstrate mastery of one area of arts management expertise. Join us in congratulating these talented students, as they prepare for the next chapter in their arts careers.

This event is free and open to the public and drop-ins are welcome.

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List of Capstone Presenters and Topics: 


9:30 am Mahek R. Mehta. The Importance of Rebranding of Arts Organizations

10:00 am Jingwei Li. Engaging Audiences Through Social Media at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

10:30 am Gabrielle Tokach. Art & Audience Engagement: Classical and New Works in Regional Theatre

11:00 am Colleen M. O’Brien. A Model for Access: A Case Study of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

11:30 am Jessica A. Maffey. Demonstrating Accountability: A Best Practices Guide for Arts Annual Reports

12:00 pm  BREAK 

1:00 pm Ashley Benes. Board Building: Finding the Right Blueprint for Your Organization

2:00 pm Kirsten E. Parker. Design Template for the Creation of a New VSA Affiliated Organization: VSA Rappahannock.

3:00 pm Kerry Kaleba. Crafting Narratives: Marketing Folk and Traditional Arts

3:30 pm Paula A. Matallana. Enacting Creative Placekeeping: A Case Study of the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District

4:00 pm Susan H. Hopson. Participatory Museum Programs: Gallery One at the Cleveland Museum of Art


12:00 pm Elizabeth Yu. Improving the Higher Education Internship Experience: A Case Study of Joy of Motion Dance Center

1:00 pm Jennifer A. Martinelli. Viewing the Future of Visual Arts Education: Utilizing Videos to Enhance Visual Arts Participation and Education for the iGeneration

2:00 pm Olivia M. Desjardins. Ways in Which Executive Leadership May Affect Flexibility, Creativity, and Innovation in an Arts Organization

2:30 pm Jennifer Sowinski. Flexible Ticket Packages: the Subscription’s Role in Today’s Theater

3:00 pm Allison L. Keilman. Museums and their Collections Management Software: A Survey

3:30 pm Erika N. Scott. Equity in the Arts: A look at the Cafritz Foundation