To educate or not to educate.

Will more education help my career in arts administration?

This is a question I recently came across via a LinkedIn Group that I follow, “Arts Administration Network.” – I highly recommend this group for any fellow arts administrators out there.

I have pondered this question for myself for the past few years. There is no question that more education is better education, however, I find myself torn between immersing myself in real-world experiences, which has been invaluable to my development thus far, versus spending 1-2 years out of the field. Ultimately, I will pursue a higher degree of education, but came to conclusion that it is now more beneficial to face the daily life of a non-profit arts administrator. I like to thoroughly know what I am up against before I delve deep into the theory of it!

This thinking led me to respond to the question and the realization that I am already engaging in higher learning.  I didn’t even know it! Here is my response to Linda: Continue reading