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Canceled: LEAP Institute: Arts networking event

April 16, 2014

The LEAP Institute is based on the guiding principles of leadership, entrepreneurship, arts advocacy, and the public. The Institute is hosting an Arts Connect event to bring together local arts professionals with others in the field, including students interested in learning about best practices and the world of arts administration and leadership.

Wednesday, April 23
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Drake Center
802 W. Drake Road

The LEAP Institute at Colorado State University presents Arts Connect, a professional networking event centered around the arts.

Tickets

  • $15/public
  • $10/students (with a valid ID).

Registration is available online. Lunch is included in the cost of registration. Advance purchase is recommended.

Artists and advocates of the arts: You're invited!

Valuing the power of connections between arts leaders in the community, LEAP Institute graduate students will host the Arts Connect event to bring together local arts professionals with others in the field, including students interested in learning about best practices and the world of arts administration and leadership.

The event will provide the opportunity for artists and advocates of the arts to connect in an environment that benefits the growth of the arts community, while building relationships that support ideas and creativity.

Strengthening the arts community

“The LEAP Institute was created to provide opportunities to be informed on issues in the arts that make a difference in our community, thereby building an even stronger arts community in Fort Collins, Northern Colo., and nationwide,” said Todd Queen, Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre & Dance which contains the LEAP Institute at Colorado State. 

Round-table discussions

The event features a series of arts round-table discussions with selected specialists in the field about issues facing current and aspiring arts administrators and leaders.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from professionals working in a variety of facets within the creative industry.

Panelists include:

  • Angela Astle, Athena Project, Executive Producer
  • Jack Rogers, Lincoln Center, General Manager
  • Amber Atkins, American Institute for Graphic Arts, Co-Director of Education and Mentorship
  • Denise Freestone, OpenStage Theatre, Producing Artistic Director and Founder
  • Shane Miles, Toolbox Creative, Senior Graphic Designer

Each round-table discussion will last approximately 20 minutes before participants move on to the next round-table. Lunch will be served and networking opportunities will be available.

The discussion will delve into areas such as marketing, fundraising, programming, and executive leadership.

Registrants will have the opportunity to talk with these specialists, ask questions, share ideas, and exchange contact information.

This event responds to both local and universal needs within arts management, including:

  • an opportunity to network with creative industry partners and employers;
  • the chance to hear from a variety of community artists, creative professionals, students, and faculty;
  • a discussion of creative careers and increased awareness about the opportunities and challenges of pursuing unconventional career paths; and
  • the ability to gain professional skills development opportunities for arts administrators within the community.

About the LEAP Institute at Colorado State University

As part of the LEAP Institute, Arts Connect aligns with the priorities of the new leadership program at CSU for the arts at Colorado State University.

Based on the guiding principles of leadership, entrepreneurship, arts advocacy, and the public, the LEAP Institute recognizes that success in the arts is being redefined in the 21st century, and that the skills needed to be a successful artist extend beyond the studio, stage, and performance hall.

An innovative mind, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for the arts are all essential for success. These principles are not just exclusive to artists, but serve all students well, no matter where their career leads them. Read more.

For more information about the University Arts Center at Colorado State, visit UCA.Colostate.edu.


Contact: Carrie Care
E-mail: Carrie.Care@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-5891