Welcome to Arts Management Magazine. 50 years in the making.

In 1962 Alvin Toffler and Alvin “Skip” Reiss, published the first issue of Arts Management thereby pioneering Arts Management as an industry. Arts Management was applauded by JFK’s White House, and was published for the next 50 years. The newly relaunched Arts Management Magazine is now dedicated not only to the business of the Arts, but to Philanthropy as well. AMM is a resource designed to inspire others to view the creative fields as a catalyst for change, while offering insights into the broad spectrum of the performing and visual Arts.

Imagine a world where the Arts and technology, Beats and Beethoven, philanthropy and celebrity artists, all meet in the same space. This is Arts Management Magazine, paying reverence to the past while boldly leaping into the future. 

Hand in hand with showcasing people of influence and passion in the Arts, AMM will also shine a spotlight on the causes and charities nearest and dearest to their hearts. Thank you for joining us. 


About Our Founders:

Alvin H. Reiss

Recognized by NCCA as one of the 10 Beautiful Minds in America, Alvin H. Reiss was an author, lecturer, teacher, and composer. Reiss pioneered Arts Management Magazine along with Alvin Toffler in 1962, creating a new industry merging business and the arts with philanthropy. Reiss played a pioneering role in the arts and other nonpro t areas as educator, author, consultant, and program innovator. He was the author of six books, more than 500 magazine articles, and numerous studies and reports.

Reiss, one of the most prolific c writers on the business of the arts, donated his vast collection of materials on the arts and arts management to The Ohio State University Fine Arts Library in Columbus, in support of the Department of Art Education’s graduate-level Cultural Policy and Arts Administration Program. The collection includes thousands of books, periodicals, reports, studies, clippings, tapes, and papers of historical signi cance.

Always curious, Reiss travelled the four corners of the world with his wife, Ellen, often writing about his experiences for travel magazines. From the Philharmonic to the theatre to the Knicks, Reiss was a big fan of all that New York had to o er. In later years, he and his wife Ellen moved to a weekend home in Heritage Hills where he produced several of his shows, including Paul Bunyan, and wrote a weekly column for the Somers’ Record. As a professor at Adelphi and Marymount, he felt that the Arts should be a part of our everyday lives.

Alvin Toffler

Alvin Toffler, co-founder of the original Arts Management Magazine in 1962, was the world famous writer and futurist, and acclaimed author of the seminal best-sellers Future Shock and The Third Wave. Toffler was known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communication, and technological singularity. His early work focused on technology and its impact through e ects such as information overload.

Toffler coined the term “future shock” as a certain psychological and personal perception of “too much change in too short a period of time.” An international bestseller, his book sold over 6 million copies and has been widely translated. A documentary lm based on the book was released with Orson Welles as on-screen narrator.

Toffler went on to found Toffler Associates, a management consulting company, and was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, visiting professor at Cornell University, faculty member of the New School for Social Research, a White House correspondent, and a business consultant.