Andrew Taylor is a tenured professor in American University’s Arts Management Program in Washington, DC. An author, lecturer, researcher, and consultant on a broad range of arts management issues, Andrew specializes in business model development for cultural initiatives and reflective practice for cultural managers. Prior to joining American University in 2012, he directed the MBA in Arts Administration in the Wisconsin School of Business for over a decade.
As founder and president of arts/axis consulting — a communications and management consultancy — he has worked with the International Society for the Performing Arts, American Ballet Theatre, StreamingCulture, the Center for Arts and Culture, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project, among others. He helped develop the pro forma and operating plan for Madison, Wisconsin’s $205-million downtown arts district, and led the business model development team for a proposed Digital Dance Library initiative.
Andrew is a current board member for Fractured Atlas, past president of the Association of Arts Administration Educators, and a consulting editor for The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society and for Artivate, a journal of entrepreneurship in the arts. He received his master’s in Arts Administration from the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.