Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




This report documents my experience as a graduate arts administration intern at Pelican Bomb, a New Orleans contemporary visual art nonprofit. The internship was completed over the course of seven (7) months from January to July 2015. Starting with an overview of the organizational structure, mission, and programming, this report analyzes the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The report concludes with best practices and recommendations with a focus on board development, strategic planning, staff retention, and membership. The insights provided in this report are designed to enhance Pelican Bomb’s operations as it prepares for organizational growth.


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