Antonio C. CuylerAug 18, 2022
Access, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Cultural Organizations
Insights from the Careers of Executive Opera Managers of Color in the US
Where are the success stories for people of color in opera? In Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Cultural Organizations: Insights from the Careers of Executive Opera Managers of Color in the U.S. (Routledge, 2021), Antonio Cuyler, Director of the MA Program & Associate Professor of Arts Administration at Florida State University (FSU), and Visiting Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama at the University of Michigan, explores the careers of six leading figures in the American opera industry, and in doing so creates important theoretical insights and practical lessons about success and struggle in the arts. The book combines detailed interview data with a deep understanding of arts management and cultural policy as a field, along with a personal commitment to transforming opera to make it both an open and a sustainable genre. The book is essential reading across arts and humanities and social sciences, as well as for anyone interested in opera and the arts!
Dave O'Brien is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries, at the University of Sheffield.