AE 2012 Summit

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About the Summit

Thanks to everyone who attended the third annual Arts Enterprise Summit: The Creative Economy and You on March 23-25, 2012 at Claremont Graduate University. The Summit was hosted by the MA in Arts Management, a joint program of the Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management and the School of Arts and Humanities. It was led by the amazing Claremont University Chapter of Arts Enterprise.

Our speakers and panelists included artists, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders representing organizations like Fractured Atlas, the Reno Philharmonic, LA Opera, the LA County Arts Commission, the GRAMMY Museum, Arts for LA, Otis College of Art and Design, and many others.

It was an immersive weekend where the worlds of arts, culture, entrepreneurship, and industry intersected. We heard keynote lectures by Craig Watson, Director of the California Arts Council, and David Malmuth, co-founder of I.D.E.A. Partners and leader of the I.D.E.A. District (Innnovation+Design+Education+Arts) in downtown San Diego. Interactive workshops and presentations culminated in a case competition on Sunday, moderated by Laura Zucker, Executive Director of the LA County Arts Commission

Click here to view the complete Summit session descriptions,  here for Summit presenter bios, and here for the official Summit Schedule.

Check out some pictures!


The CGU Team enjoying an Art Moment on Friday evening


Time to conduct! Laura Zucker's Conducting as Leadership Session on Saturday


Getting ready for a keynote in Albrecht Auditorium -- it's packed! 


Another fearless Art Moment during lunch on Friday


David Malmuth taking us on a journey through creative design, and it's relevance on the future of cultural development initiatives.


Craig Watson discussing his "non-linear" career path, and the value of varied professional experience.

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Arts Enterprise creates communities of arts and business students that develop new ideas for a triple-bottom line of social, cultural, and economic growth.

We have been fortunate to partner with numerous public and private organizations to make our events possible, and we are very excited to have Claremont Graduate University as a partner in hosting this event.



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