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Antonio Cuyler

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Antonio Cuyler


Dr. Cuyler joined the Florida State University (FSU) faculty in 2012. He has held faculty positions at Savannah College of Art and Design, American University, and SUNY Purchase College. Although he is “the first Black man to earn a Ph.D. in Arts Administration,” and “earn promotion and tenure in the discipline,” he is less concerned about achieving these superlatives. He cares more about enhancing and increasing the educational attainment of arts managers, especially those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

The central question that he explores in his research is, in what ways can the cultural sector ensure and protect the Creative Justice of historically marginalized, oppressed, and subjugated peoples? By pursuing answers to this research question, Dr. Cuyler’s scholarship raises questions about access, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI) in the cultural sector, as well as arts administration and cultural policy education. His scholarship appears in the American Journal of Arts ManagementCultural Management: Science and EducationENCACT Journal of Cultural Management and PolicyGrantmakers in the Arts (GIA Reader), Grant Professionals Association JournalJournal of Arts Management, Law, and SocietyInternational Journal of Arts ManagementInternational Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts, and Music Entertainment and Industry Educators Association Journal. His forthcoming book in September of 2020, Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Cultural Organizations: Insights from the Careers of Executive Opera Managers of Color in the U. S.examines racial diversity in opera. He is also editing a volume, Arts Management & Cultural Policy Across the African Diaspora, that surveys arts management and cultural policy across the African diaspora, as well as a volume that conceptualizes and theorizes Creative Justice in the U. S. cultural context.

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