Joan Jeffri

Joan Jeffri is director and founder of the Columbia University Research Center for the Arts and Culture in New York City (, and director of the graduate program in Arts Administration ( at Teachers College, Columbia University. Author of several books about the management of arts organizations, including the just-released Respect for Art: Visual Arts Administration and Management in China and the United States, The Emerging Arts: Management, Survival and Growth and ArtsMoney: Raising It, Saving It and Earning It, and academic director of the Arts Leadership Institute with the Arts & Business Council, she has a particular interest in the care and survival of artists. Her latest project, Above Ground, is a study of aging visual artists in New York City which is being expanded the performing artists in 4 U.S. cities. She has edited the 12-volume series entitled Information on Artists and Artist-Help: The Artist’s Guide to Work-Related Human and Social Services, as well as the 6-volume Information on Artists II. She has recently completed Making Changes: Facilitating the Transition of Dancers to Post-Performance Careers with cultural economists William Baumol and David Throsby, and Changing the Beat: A Study of the Worklife of Jazz Musicians (NEA Research Report). For ten years she was an Executive Editor of the Journal of Arts Management and Law and has published articles on a wide variety of arts administration issues in it, as well as in Poetics, the International Journal of Cultural Policy, American Demographics, among other journals. She has served on a national task force for health care and insurance issues for artists for the National Endowment for the Arts, has served as President of the Board of the International Arts-Medicine Association and is on the Advisory Board of the Cultural Policy and National Data Archive at Princeton University. She has taught and consulted in Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Portugal, Russia. A former poet and professional actress, Ms. Jeffri works closely with artists, arts service organizations, arts unions, and arts researchers. © Research Center for Arts and Culture, Teachers College, 525 West 120 St., NY NY 10027 212-678-8184, Joan Jeffri, Director.

Oct 01, 2008
Studies on Aging Performing Artists