IU well represented on list of influentials in nonprofit arts world

Indiana University is getting noticed in the arts world.

Barry’s Blog — which offers news, advice and opinion for the arts administrator — publishes a list each year of the 50 most influential people in the nonprofit arts world.

arts_administrationIn his sixth annual list, Barry includes Michael Rushton, an associate professor with the School of Public and Environmental Affairs who also directs the arts administration program, and SPEA grad Michelle Boone, who holds both a bachelor’s in telecommunications and a master’s in public affairs with a focus on nonprofit management.

Here’s what Barry has to say about Michael and Michelle:

Michael RushtonFor What It’s Worth blog
Director of the Arts Administration program at Indiana University, Rushton’s no nonsense approach is winning him loyal readers across the field. Using his economics background, he asks the hard questions, and questions the basic assumptions of the field, as he debunks common held theories and ideas.

Michelle BooneCommissioner, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
She reportedly has Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s ear, and is using that access to wring increasing city support for the arts, arts education and artists in the Windy City. Named to a handful of most powerful lists, she is seen as one of the “go to” people in the sector for advice and her opinion.

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