2021 ENCATC Academy on Cultural Relations


Richard G. Maloney

Director of the Performing Arts Administration Programme, NYU

Richard G Maloney, PhD, is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Performing Arts Administration graduate program at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and an Affiliated Faculty member of the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University (USA). He teaches courses in performing arts management, cultural and creative industries, and cultural policy.

Dr. Maloney’s research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and published by the Brookings Institution and the Journal of Cultural Management and Policy. His primary research interest is exploring why and how small and midsize municipalities pursue cultural economic development as an urban regeneration strategy. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the journal “Cultural Management: Science and Education.”

From 1985 to 1998, Dr. Maloney played guitar and keyboards in several rock bands in the Boston area. Since that time, he has focused on the renaissance and baroque lute and has performed in dozens of early music concerts. In addition, Dr. Maloney worked as an arts administrator for seven years before entering academia.

Currently, Dr. Maloney is Secretary of the board of directors of ENCATC, the European Network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education. He is a member of the jury for the ENCATC Research Award, given annually to the best dissertation in the field of cultural management and policy. He also serves on the board of directors of the arts advocacy organization Mass Creative, where he is co-chair of the Arts Policy working group. Previously, Maloney served six years on the board of directors of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE).

Dr. Maloney has undergraduate degrees in European History and Music (classical and jazz guitar), a Graduate Diploma in Early Music Performance (lute), a master’s degree in Arts Administration, and a doctorate in Law and Public Policy (cultural policy).