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Symposium 2011

The second biennial Pave symposium in entrepreneurship and the arts was held April 1–2, 2011, in Tempe, Arizona. The symposium included public discussions, workshops, showings, and networking opportunities. More than 125 students, artists, community members, and entrepreneurs participated in the two–day event.

Opening remarks were delivered by Bob Booker, director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts:

P.A.V.E. Opening Remarks: Bob Booker

The keynote addressNew Pathways in Times of Uncertainty, was delivered by Ben Cameron, program director for the arts for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

(P.A.V.E.) Ben Cameron: New Pathways in Times of Uncertainty

Panel discussions included:

  • What is arts entrepreneurship anyway?

P.A.V.E. Symposium

  • Legal Issues for Artists led by Volunteer Legal Assistance for the Arts.

P.A.V.E Legal Issues for Artists

  • Teaching and Learning Arts Entrepreneurship.

P.A.V.E. Issues in Entrepreneurship and Education

  • Discovering your ‘WHY?’: Artist Empowerment and Self–management led by Lisa Canning of the Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship
  • Self–knowledge and Directions of Growth: Building Your Personal and Creative Infrastructure led by John Cimino, president of Creative Leaps International
  • Ideas to Reality: Vision, Structure, Audience, and Funding led by Shelley Cohn, former executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts