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artistic director





Artistic directors are in charge of the programme of an artistic project or a cultural organisation. They are responsible for the strategic vision, the visibility and the quality of all kind of artistic activities and services such as theatre and dance companies. Artistic directors also manage staff, finances and policies.

Scope note

Excludes venue programmer.

Alternative Labels

artistic director for dance company

orchestra artistic director

festival director

artistic consultant

ballet director

venue programming director

director of programming

artistic director

opera director

art director

theatre director

venue programming manager

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: