Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




The following report is an analysis of Studio Amanda Talley where I served as intern from December 2009 to March 2010. Studio Amanda Talley is a for-profit business entity providing local contemporary art for the southern region of the United States, specifically the New Orleans area. I interned under Amanda Talley, the artist and proprietor of the studio space. This analysis includes Studio Amanda Talley's history including an artist biography, an overview of the organizational structure, and an institutional S.W.O.T Analysis based on my observations. Also included in the report is an in-depth internship description. Further, the report discusses my contributions as an intern and their affect on the organization as a whole. Finally, the report examines best practices performed by similar arts organizations, and provides recommendations based on the most successful art galleries that New Orleans has to offer.