# A connected, evolving field guide for ==Arts Management== practice. > **Arts Management is** the practice of aggregating and animating people, stuff, and money toward expressive ends. > [[What is Arts Management?|Learn more…]] or [Subscribe for weekly insights…](https://notes.artsmanaged.org/) ## How to Navigate Explore five windows into Arts Management practice: what it is, how it works, and how you can get better at it. - **[[_FUNDAMENTALS|FUNDAMENTALS]]** Definitions, foundations, and basic overviews of Arts Management. ==If you're new here, start here.== - **[[_FUNCTIONS|FUNCTIONS]]** Ten categories of action in Arts Management – the core components of the craft. - **[[_FRAMEWORKS|FRAMEWORKS]]** Productive and provocative ways to make sense and take action. - **[[_STORIES|STORIES]]** Case studies and other narratives to help connect the dots to your work and your world. - **[[_SUBSTRATE|SUBSTRATE]]** The world _beneath_ the world of Arts Management – the evolutionary building blocks of attention, perception, and action. ## About this Resource The *ArtsManaged Field Guide* is a growing "digital garden" of connected notes about the art and practice of [[What is Arts Management?|Arts Management]]. Like a garden, some of the entries here are just seedlings, others are more rooted in scholarship and observed practice (saplings), and others represent “old growth” (trees) – well-established concepts and conventions of the past five decades. The goal is to nurture, prune, and connect these many elements to help imagine and enact "next practice" in Arts Management. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/49raRBHKLZ4?si=_Ky-7-g_jlBlzE1-" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen></iframe> *Overview Video ([watch on YouTube](https://youtu.be/49raRBHKLZ4?si=S9PAbQlUZsxa48i-))* --- ArtsManaged is an initiative of the [Arts Management Program](https://www.american.edu/cas/arts-management/) at American University in Washington, DC. Also see the [website](https://artsmanaged.org), [YouTube channel](https://www.youtube.com/artsmanaged), [Field Notes Newsletter](https://join.artsmanaged.org), and [Instagram feed](https://www.instagram.com/artsmanaged/). If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please email them to: [email protected].