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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Arlington, United States; Brussels, Belgium; Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
Amsterdam, Netherlands

International Arts Management in the Netherlands and Belgium

This course is an introduction to visual and performing arts management in the Netherlands and Belgium. Students will explore the rich historical and contemporary arts management traditions of two of the most culturally vibrant and dynamic countries in Europe. This course combines classroom sessions in Arlington, VA with an in-depth and immersive  experience in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven, Delft, Utrecht) and in Brussels, Belgium and the surrounding areas. Program activities will include exclusive guided tours, workshops, and meetings with top designers, executives, managers, cultural policy experts, educators, and artists which will provide a broad understanding of how these diverse and forward-thinking countries develop and foster the arts and design. With collaboration and creativity as foundational cultural values, the Netherlands and Belgium provide countless examples of cross-disciplinary and entrepreneurial approaches to arts management.

Arlington Class Dates: May 22-25 & June 27-29, 2017
Abroad Class Dates: May 29- June 18, 2017

Program Details

Seeking approval for the following:

  • AMGT 599: Special Topics in Arts Management (6 credits)
  • AMGT 599: Special Topics in Arts Management (3 credits)


This program is open to Juniors, Seniors and graduate students, including students who do not attend George Mason University and members of the general public who are 18 years of age or older.


Double or triple occupancy in hotels

Program Cost (Summer 2017): $4,400

  • Tuition
  • Accommodation, breakfast provided
  • Train tickets (Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Brussels)
  • OV-Chipkaart (Netherlands Travel Pass)
  • Museumkaart (free entranced to over 400 museums nationwide)
  • Tours, guest lectures, workshops, meetings and field trips to several area arts organizations (venues may include the Stedelijk Museum, Rijksmuseum, De Appel Art Center, Van Gogh Museum, Koninklijk, Vondelpark Open-Air Theater, Muziektheater, Cultuurpark Wastergasfabriek, the Holland Festival, Eindhoven Design District, Mauritshaus Museum)
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • International Emergency Insurance
Not Included:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Other transportation
  • Some meals
  • Optional activities
  • Personal spending

Program Itinerary*

Day 1-4 Evening: Class in Arlington (5-7:30pm)
Day 5-8 Travel Days
Day 9 Morning: Students arrive in Amsterdam
Afternoon: Walking Tour
Evening: Welcome Dinner
Day 10 Morning: Stedelijk Museum
Afternoon: Rijksmuseum
Evening: Free
Day 11 Morning: Amsterdam Fund for the Arts
Afternoon: Holland Festival Offices
Evening: Free
Day 12 Morning: Hermitage Amsterdam Museum
Afternoon: Droog Design & Hotel and VolksHotel
Evening: Free
Day 13 Morning: DutchCulture
Afternoon: Appel Art Center
Evening: Free
Day 14 Morning: Market Day
Afternoon/Evening: Arts Observation Assignment Research Time
Day 15 Morning/Afternoon: Arts Observation Assignment Research Time
Evening: Arts Observation Presentation #1
Day 16 Morning/Afternoon: Utrecht School of the Arts
Evening: Free
Day 17 Day Trip to the Hague
Day 18 Morning: Group travel to Rotterdam
Afternoon: Walking Tour of local harbor and Cube Houses
Evening: Free
Day 19    Morning: Het Nieuw Institute
Afternoon: Architecture Tour
Evening: Dinner at Markthal
Day 20    Open Day
Day 21 Day Trip to Delft
Day 22 Open Day
Day 22 Morning/Afternoon: Codarts University of the Arts
Evening: Dinner and Arts Observation Assignment #2 Presentations
Day 23 Morning: Group travel to Brussels
Afternoon: Walking Tour of Comic Strip Murals and local area
Evening: Free
Day 24 Morning: Capitals of Culture Program
Afternoon: Wiels Contemporary Art Centre and Komplot
Evening: Free
Day 25 Morning: Creative Europe
Afternoon: La Loge and Ampersand House
Evening: Free
Day 26 Morning: Free
Afternoon: The Magritte Museum and Royal Museums of Art & History
Evening: Free
Day 30 Morning: Horta Museum
Afternoon: Bozar- Palais des Beaux Arts
Evening: Free
Day 31 Study Abroad Portion of Class Concludes; Depart Brussels
Day 32-40 Travel Days
Day 41-44 Evening: Class in Arlington (5-7:30pm)

*Instructor reserves the right to modify the course schedule as needed

Contact Information

Program Officer

Laura Scobey

Academic Director

Karalee Dawn MacKay

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/19/2017
Rolling Admission 05/22/2017 06/29/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.