Constance DeVereaux

Contact Information

Phone: (970) 491-3902



Office: Arts Leadership & Administration, UCA 303C

Role: Faculty

Position: Associate Professor, LEAP Institute for the Arts

  • Arts Leadership; Arts and Cultural Policy; Arts and Cultural Management

Department: Art and Art History, CLA Dean's Office, and LEAP


Constance DeVereaux brings both applied and philosophical dimensions to the teaching and learning of arts leadership and management. In addition to managing arts organizations, she has worked as an arts management consultant, arts advocate, and researcher. She is an international expert in arts and cultural policy and served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in both policy and management at universities in Finland, South Africa, and Romania. She created the arts management master's program at Claremont Graduate University and the arts management minor at Northern Arizona University, and is the former director of the arts administration program at Shenandoah University. She lectures internationally on arts management and policy topics and is a frequent presenter at international conferences. She co-organized the international symposium series: Cultural Management and the State of the Field (2007-2010) and was co-editor of the symposium publications: The Cultural Manager as Global Citizen, The Science and Art of Cultural Management, and Cultural Management and its Boundaries: Past, Present, and Future. She is co-editor of The Arts Management Handbook: New Directions for Students and Practitioners and serves on the international advisory board of the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy. From 2008-2010 she served as an Executive Editor of the Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society. She is the co-organizer of the Arts Management Research Stream of the European Sociological Association. Her research interests include cultural citizenship and the arts, culturally sustainable entrepreneurship, arts management practices, and everyday aesthetics. In addition to her academic pursuits, Constance is an award-winning feature reporter for public radio.

Recent publications:  Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in a Globalized World (co-authored with Martin Griffin).

“Cultural Education towards Creative Entrepreneurship among Marginalized People,” Journal of Cultural Management and Policy. Vol. 2, No. 1. 40-53.

“Is Art a Fruit or a Vegetable? On Developing a Practice-Based Definition of Art”. Studia Universitatis Babeş–Bolyai. Philosophia, Vol.56, No.3. 7-25.

“Cultural Citizenship and the Global Citizen: Issues of Identity and Policy for Cultural Management.” In D. Eugen-Ratiu (ed.) Politica Culturala si Artele: Local, National, Global. Casa Cluj-Napoca: Cartii de Stiinta. 39-57.

“Cultural Management and the Discourse of Practice,” In Sigrid Bekmeyer-Feuerhahn, et al, (eds.) Forschung im kulturmanagement. Berlin: Lehre e.V. Verlag, Bielefeld. 155-167.


Ph.D. in Philosophy and Political Science


Arts Policy and Advocacy - Syllabus

Artists as citizens and their intersection with public policy. Implementing arts advocacy through deeper understanding of the visual and performing arts.

Leadership in the Arts - Syllabus

Theoretical and applied knowledge about concepts of leadership, leadership styles as applied to arts or arts-related organizations.

Arts Events Management