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Some of the most interesting innovations in the arts and culture sectors in the world are happening in Los Angeles right now. Why is Los Angeles such an incubator of innovation? Is what is happening in Los Angeles happening elsewhere?

To celebrate the first decade of the Arts Management and Museum Studies programs at Claremont Graduate University, the School of Arts & Humanities, with generous support from the Thornton F. Bradshaw Programs and Endowment Fund, is hosting a one day conference.

The conference will feature cutting edge models and projects in the arts sector in Los Angeles, stimulating discussion on how Los Angeles arts and cultural organizations are innovating in the field, transforming theory into practice.

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OPENING KEYNOTE

Steven Tepper, Dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University

CLOSING PLENARY: New Directors, New Directions

John Echeveste, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Philippe Vergne, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Christina Yu Yu, Director, USC Pacific Asia Museum
Moderator: Laura Zucker, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Director, Arts Management Program, Claremont Graduate University

FEATURED PRESENTERS

Sasha Anawalt, Associate Professor and Director, USC Annenberg Master's Program in Arts Journalism
John Arena, Senior Vice President, Fine Art Product Credit Executive, Bank of America
January Parkos Arnall, Curatorial Assistant, Public Engagement, Hammer Museum
Ann Berchtold, Founder/Director, ART SAN DIEGO
Lexi Brown, Private Fine Art Dealer
Leticia Buckley, Director of Communications and Marketing, LA County Arts Commission
John Burtle, Artist
Gerlie Collado, CGU Arts Management '14, Arts Program Associate, The James Irvine Foundation
Juan Devis, Sr. VP of Content Development and Production, KCET Link
Tibbie Dunbar, Executive Director, Architecture and Design Museum
Ciara Ennis, Director, Pitzer College Art Galleries
Quetzal Flores, Program Manager, Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Cheri Gaulke, Artist, Co-founder of Feminist Art Workers and Sisters Of Survival, Head of Visual Arts, Harvard-Westlake School
Joshua Goode, Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and History, Claremont Graduate University
Martha Guzman, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, The Broad Stage
Asuka Hisa, Director of Education and Public Programs, Santa Monica Museum of Art
Peter Howard, Founding Member, Cornerstone Theater Company
Kate Johnston, Designer and Sarah Williams, Producer, The Women's Center for Creative Work
Melody Kanschat, Executive Director, Getty Leadership Institute
Amy Kitchener, Executive Director, Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Karen Mack, Founder and Executive Director, LA Commons
Julia Meltzer, Filmmaker and Director of Clockshop, a non-profit arts organization
Kristina Newhouse, Curator, University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach
Rebecca Niederlander and Iris Anna Regn, Co-founders, Broodwork
Sarah Odenkirk, Clinical Professor of Art Law, MA Art Business, Claremont Graduate University
David Pagel, Art Critic, LA Times and Professor of Art, Claremont Graduate University
Josh Roth, Head of Fine Arts Division, United Talent Agency
Yuval Sharon, Artistic Director, The Industry
Haily Zaki, Co-founder, de Lab
with more to be announced.



SCHEDULE

9:00am

Registration Opens / Continental Breakfast
Balch Auditorium, Scripps College

Welcoming Remarks
Joshua Goode, Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and History, Claremont Graduate University

Introductory Remarks
Laura Zucker, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Director, Arts Management Program, Claremont Graduate University

10:00am OPENING KEYNOTE
Balch Auditorium, Scripps College
Steven Tepper, Dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University
10:50am Break
11:00am Concurrent Session 1a: The Future of Arts Journalism
Burkle 12, Claremont Graduate University
Moderator: Sasha Anawalt
Presenters: Juan Devis, David Pagel
  Concurrent Session 2a: Latinos and the New California: Market Research for a Changing Nonprofit Arts Sector
Burkle 14, Claremont Graduate University
Moderator: Gerlie Collado
Presenters: Leticia Buckley, Martha Guzman
  Concurrent Session 3a: Mobile Placemaking: Temporary/Pop-Up/Nomadic Artist Projects and Their Role in Strengthening or Creating a Place within the Community
Burkle 16, Claremont Graduate University
Moderator: Melody Kanschat
Presenters: Ann Berchtold, Tibbie Dunbar
12:00pm Break
12:15pm Concurrent Session 1b: New Business Models in the Art World
Burkle 12, Claremont Graduate University
Moderator: Sarah Odenkirk
Presenters: John Arena, Lexi Brown, Josh Roth
  Concurrent Session 2b: Community-centered Approaches to Creative Placemaking
Burkle 14, Claremont Graduate University
Moderator:Amy Kitchener
Presenters: Karen Mack, Quetzal Flores
  Concurrent Session 3b: Chaos and Containment: Presenting Collaborative Art Practice in the Museum Environs
Burkle 16, Claremont Graduate University
Moderator: January Parkos Arnall
Presenters: John Burtle, Cheri Gaulke, Kristina Newhouse, Asuka Hisa
1:15pm Lunch
Burkle Courtyard, Claremont Graduate University
2:15pm Pecha Kuchas
Albrecht Auditorium, Claremont Graduate University
Moderator: Ciara Ennis
2:20pm Pecha Kucha 1: Rebecca Niederlander and Iris Anna Regn
2:35pm Pecha Kucha 2: Kate Johnson and Sarah Williams
2:50pm Pecha Kucha 3: Haily Zaki
3:05pm Pecha Kucha 4: Julia Meltzer
3:20pm Pecha Kucha 5: Yuval Sharon
3:30pm CLOSING PLENARY: Looking Forward: New Directions from New Directors
Albrecht Auditorium, Claremont Graduate University
Philippe Vergne, Director, MOCA
Christina Yu Yu, Director, Pacific Asia Museum
John Echeveste, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Moderator: Laura Zucker, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Director, Arts Management Program, Claremont Graduate University
4:30pm Reception
Burkle Courtyard, Claremont Graduate University
Co-hosted by The Arts Management Alumni Network

* Please join us after the closing reception at 7pm for a viewing of James Turrell's Skyspace on the Pomona College campus.



ABSTRACTS

The Future of Arts Journalism
Why does it matter? Who is making work that matters on this subject? What does it mean to be a professional (paid) arts journalist in this digital age? Can we take this to the next level and not only imagine, but make possible, a robust arts journalism system that is integral and has meaning to the larger arts whole? Within the context of these questions, we'll be describing some of the newer forms and possibilities that we are practicing, and we'll discuss the ethical issues that come up in this new digital age of blurred lines and changing relationships between those who make content and those who pay for it.

Latinos and the New California: Market Research for a Changing Nonprofit Arts Sector
Join the James Irvine Foundation as it embarks on research to uncover best practices in marketing to Latino audiences and participants in the nonprofit arts sector. With California’s changing demographics, nonprofit arts organizations are challenged to reach audiences and participants that better reflect the state’s population. As of 2014, Latinos comprise 39 percent of California’s population. In LA County, Latinos represent 48 percent of the population based on latest U.S. Census data. Many arts organizations have attempted to diversify their audiences, yet the participant mix for the majority of these institutions has not shifted in tandem with the state’s demographics. In this interactive session, learn about the Irvine Foundation’s progress in this project. Hear case studies that illustrate best and worst case scenarios from several leaders of Los Angeles nonprofits arts organizations. Provide your feedback on the foundation’s research agenda to ensure its relevancy to the nonprofit arts sector. Participants will leave this session with greater insight about the need to consider psychographic data along with demographic data in order to provide meaningful messaging to Latinos.

New Business Models in the Art World
This panel will explore the new ways in which art is being bought, sold and leveraged. From art lending to resale royalties and private dealer strategies to cross-over marketing with fashion and entertainment, we will look at the emerging and exciting ways in which art business is transacted around the world.

Chaos and Containment: Presenting Collaborative Art Practice in the Museum Environs
This panel brings together artists and museum professionals to investigate techniques and theoretical constructs around exhibiting artists in collective practice within museum and gallery contexts. The discussion will center on the curatorial working processes as well as larger concerns around viewership and privilege.




DIRECTIONS

Balch Auditorium is located at 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, CA. The closest cross-streets are E. 10th St. and Columbia Ave.
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Parking is free and available on the street and in all Claremont Graduate University parking lots.


SOCIAL MEDIA

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Diana Luna: diana.luna@cgu.edu

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