Center for Entrepreneurship

Arts Entrepreneurship and Professional Development Series - Spring 2016

Spring 2016


 
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SUMMARY: The partnership between the Center for Entrepreneurship and the School of Art, Design, and Art History has continued into the spring of 2016 with two final events, imagined and executed by Ms. Purvis.


In the fall of 2015, Laura Purvis (entrepreneurial champion and administrative assistant for the School of Art, Design, and Art History in the College of Visual and Performing Arts) applied for and received a grant from the Center for Entrepreneurship to fund a series of sessions on business development for undergraduate students. This partnership between the Center for Entrepreneurship and the School of Art, Design, and Art History continued into the spring of 2016 with two final events, imagined and executed by Ms. Purvis.

Robert Bettmann (Day Eight founder and editor of Bourgeon: Fifty Artists Write About Their Work) led the first event on Friday, January 15, 2016. The event allowed attendees the opportunity to attend only the morning session, Arts Journalism and Artist Statements, or the full seven-hour event, Mini-Course for Students: Writing for Artists, including the morning session. 25 people participated in the mini-course.

The second event, Creative Professionals Panel: Developing Your Own Vision in the Arts, took place on the afternoon of Thursday, March 31, 2016. At this event, “artists and other creative professionals [discussed] their paths to beginning arts-based businesses, founding non-profits, and maintaining a studio practice. The panel also [focused] on promotion and marketing as a self-employed artist or small business owner, then [transitioned] to a question and answer session.” (SADAH marketing)

Panelists included Peter Aaslestad, Aaslestad Preservation Consulting; Renee Balfour, Community Art Works; Les McCarty, Touch Three, LLC; Anne Megibow, McGuffey Art Center; and Karyn Miller, Arlington Arts Center. Approximately 35 people attended, and student attendees received contact information for the presenters. One student was invited to showcase a performance art piece in Charlottesville, Virginia as a result of the evening.

Published: Monday, June 6, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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