Emma Balázs

Title: Assistant Professor


Email: ebalazs@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-8791


Emma Balázs is an internationally experienced arts manager.  Originally from Melbourne, she has also lived and worked in Paris, Chicago, New York and Singapore, working in diverse roles in the arts, as curator, screenwriter, dance producer, film director, educator and arts manager.  She has worked and taught at some leading art schools, including Columbia University School of the Arts, New York City; La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore; Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne and SUNY-Purchase, New York.  She received a BA in English from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Film and Television from the Victorian College of the Arts, and an MA in Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recently she completed her PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts Practice at the University of Melbourne.  As part of her PhD project, she created a experimental museum, The People’s Museum for Prince, designed to honor the personal impact Prince had on many lives around the world. Its first exhibition was held in Minneapolis, Prince’s home town, in May 2018 and attracted over 3000 visitors.  Planning is underway for a new exhibition in June 2020.


Doctor of Philosophy, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, 2019

MA, Arts Administration & Policy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2006

BA, English Literature and Fine Arts, University of Melbourne


Courses Taught

AMGT 692- Seminar in Arts Management

AMG 610- Visual Arts Management