# 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.
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## How to Navigate
Explore five windows into Arts Management practice: what it is, how it works, and how you can get better at it.
Definitions, foundations, and basic overviews of Arts Management. ==If you're new here, start here.==
Ten categories of action in Arts Management – the core components of the craft.
Productive and provocative ways to make sense and take action.
Case studies and other narratives to help connect the dots to your work and your world.
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.
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*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/).
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