Past Events

Rehearsing Solidarity

Rehearsing Solidarity

The New Museum Union on our dream contracts

Ask For More Money

Ask For More Money

Tactics for getting that raise, with Art Handler

Art Recognizes Labor

Art Recognizes Labor

A collaborative timeline of art, money, and work with Look at Art Get Paid

Theatre of the Oppressed

Theatre of the Oppressed

Introductory workshop Presented by TONYC

Have, Want, Need

Have, Want, Need

Toward a Collective Approach to Education By Natalia Nakazawa

Institutions

Institutions

Founding, Running, and Closing Them David Xu Borgonjon

Admin Office Hours

Admin Office Hours

A pre-holiday hangout for arts administrators🎤

Righteous Rage

Righteous Rage

Monica Montgomery and Janelle Naomi Rouse

Procedures

Procedures

How do you get your job done? By Joelle Dianne Riffle

Collaboration

Collaboration

By Kira Simon-Kennedy, Lisa Hoffman and Katherine Tom

Labor of Love

Labor of Love

The Art of Working Together By Erica Love and Joao Enxuto

Artist/Admin

Artist/Admin

Doing Both By Natalia Nakazawa and Sheetal Prajapati

Care

Care

By Alexis Convento and Melissa Liu

Marketing

Marketing

By J. Soto, Shama Rahman and David Xu Borgonjon

About

Admin is a space for arts administrators to support one another, discuss pressing issues, and workshop new forms of cultural institutions. Admin does so by developing resources and organizing events that draw on personal experience and a collaborative spirit. All meetings are free.

People

Based in New York City, Admin's current administrators include Tracy Fenix, Noe Gaytan, Melissa Liu, Natalia Nakazawa, Kira Simon-Kennedy and David Xu Borgonjon. Admin meetings are generously supported by CUE Art Foundation. 

As part of our participation in TITLE TBD, an exhibition curated by Meghana Karnik at the Cleveland Institute of Art's Reinberger Gallery, we compiled four years of events, resources, and notes into a publication. Please read it!

"Artists working as administrators in cultural institutions are real effectors of change within the arts ecosystem. Their labor keeps institutions afloat day-to-day, and their consciousness as artist and worker keeps employing institutions relevant and responsive to common needs across the field. Their love and commitment to artists is in surplus to their professional experience and responsibilities—and vulnerable to exploitation in institutions focused on self-preservation. It is not uncommon to find arts workers underhired or navigating traumatic stress due to misaligned leadership priorities. As more arts workers begin to organize for healthier and more regulated workplaces, institutions that are structured to avoid liability and disparagement miss the mark on loving arts workers back."

Site design by Emilio Martinez Poppe May 2017