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Speakers Series 2008–2009

2008–2009 Speakers Series on Arts Entrepreneurship Included:

Founding directors of two vibrant Manhattan performance spaces, Mark Russell of PS 122 and Ellie Covan of Dixon Place, spoke on "Leveraging Venue to Create Opportunities for Artists."

Patricia Cardoso, director of the acclaimed HBO Films Real Women Have Curves, shared her vision of working in independent film.

Brenda Goodman, independent film producer, discussed entrepreneurship in producing The Ballad of Little Jo, Emma, and Elvis and Mac, among others.

Sarah Wayne Callies, perhaps best known for her work in FOX television's Prison Break as Sara Tancredi, on: "I am my own product: Initiating and managing an acting career."

Pave Inaugural Symposium on Entrepreneurship and the Arts

Nov. 7-8, 2008
ASU Herberger Institute School of Theatre and Film
ASU Tempe campus

The arts are among the most entrepreneurial of all enterprises. Most artists, whether in performing arts, visual arts, or film and media, work independently. They are, in effect, their own companies, struggling to market, distribute and show their work while managing their own financial processes. What are the special challenges facing the artist as entrepreneur? In this two-day symposium, sponsored by the ASU Herberger Institute School of Theatre and Film p.a.v.e. program, filmmakers, actors, artists, musicians and academics from across the nation gather on the ASU campus to examine this fascinating subject.

Join us Nov. 7 for dinner and the keynote presentation by Rick Cleveland, executive producer of "Six Feet Under," with opening remarks by Kwang-Wu Kim, dean of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

The three sessions on Nov. 8 center on "Arts Entrepreneurship Education," "Business Ethics and the Arts," and "Launching and Sustaining an Arts-based Venture."

Pre-registration deadline Oct. 31, 2008.

Friday, Nov. 7, 2008
5-6:30 p.m. Registration and Reception
Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel: 1600 S. 52nd Street, Tempe, AZ 8528

6:30 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Speaker
Introduction: Kwang-Wu Kim, dean of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Keynote Speaker: Rick Cleveland: There Are No Career Paths in "the Arts" and If Anyone Tries to Tell You Otherwise, They Are Lying. Mr. Cleveland is the Emmy-award winning television writer, screenwriter and playwright. He was an executive producer of Six Feet Under and co-producer of The West Wing.

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast 
ASU Memorial Union Stage, room MU 085

9 a.m. Arts Entrepreneurship Education
ASU Memorial Union Stage, room MU 085
Panel moderator: Rachel Bowditch

Gary Beckman and Mark Sheridan-Rabideau, Painting Paisley an Elephant in the Room: Approaching the Efficacy of Arts Entrepreneurship Education

Lynn Book, Creativities: Revaluation and Transformation

Francesca Talenti, Teaching Introduction to Arts Entrepreneurship

11 a.m. Lunch and Plenary Speaker
Nelson Fine Arts Plaza adjacent to the Galvin Playhouse 
William Partlan, Sustaining a Performing Arts Venture: Triple Espresso LLC

12:30 p.m. Business Ethics and the Arts
ASU Memorial Union Stage, room MU 085
Panel moderator and participant: F. Miguel Valenti

Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, Artist-Producers: Naming the Investments of Artists in Communities

Victor Talmadge, The Ethical Breaking Point of the Working Actor

F. Miguel Valenti, Business Ethics in Film and Media Production

2:30 p.m. Launching an Arts-Based Venture
ASU Memorial Union Stage, room MU 085
Panel moderator: Linda Essig

Deborah Preston, Montgomery College Community Artist Studios: A case Study in Partnerships among College, County, Artists, and Local Business

David Rowell, To be or Not to Be or Rather to be Smart — Best Practice and Models in the Development of New Artistic Ventures in Today's Environment

Patrick Demers and Jonathan Beller, Arts Venture into the Community: Launching the Phoenix Fringe Festival

This event is made possible by the ASU Herberger Institute School of Theatre and Film through a generous grant from the Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City and our co-sponsors: ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ASU Herberger Institute School of Art, ASU Herberger Institute School of Music, ASU W.P. Carey School of Business and the ASU School of Public Affairs.