Andrew Taylor is a tenured professor in American University’s Arts Management Program in Washington, DC, and chair of the Department of Performing Arts. 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 llc — a management, strategy, and education consultancy — he has worked with the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), Cultural Data Project (now DataArts), the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the International Society for the Performing Arts, American Ballet Theatre, 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.