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Creating Infrastructure for Creativity and Innovation: Second bi-annual p.a.v.e. symposium on entrepreneurship and the arts


March 03, 2011

Who
The ASU School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

What
The second bi-annual p.a.v.e. (performing arts venture experience) symposium on entrepreneurship and the arts is held April 1–2, 2011 on the ASU Tempe campus. p.a.v.e., an ASU School of Theatre and Film initiative, invests in student innovation and creativity, and supports arts entrepreneurship education and the undertaking of entrepreneurial activities.

Ben Cameron, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in Manhattan is the keynote speaker for this year’s two-day symposium, which includes public discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities.

A renowned speaker, Cameron supervises a grants program that focuses on organizations and artists in the theatre, contemporary dance, jazz, and presenting fields. Cameron’s keynote address, New Pathways in Times of Uncertainty is slated for Friday, April 1 from 4–5:30 p.m. in the Lyceum Theatre. Additional workshops include: 

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

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

Ideas to Reality: Vision, Structure, Audience, and Funding led by Shelley Cohn, former executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts

The second bi-annual p.a.v.e. symposium is part of Entrepreneurship at ASU http://entrepreneurship.asu.edu, and made possible in part by a grant to ASU by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. This year’s symposium community partners include the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Phoenix Fringe Festival.

Where
Symposium activities are held on the ASU Tempe campus in the Lyceum Theatre, 901. S. Forest Mall, and the Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., studios 131–133.

When
April 1–2, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost
All activities are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. For more information about the symposium, visit:http://theatrefilm.asu.edu/initiatives/pave/bi_annual_symposium.php. Contact Linda Essig, ASU School of Theatre and Film professor and p.a.v.e. director, at linda.essig@asu.edu.

Public Contact
For more information about the symposium, contact Linda Essig, ASU School of Theatre and Film professor and p.a.v.e. director, at linda.essig@asu.edu
School of Theatre and Film, 480.965.5337

The School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University provides a comprehensive range of courses in performance and directing; design and production; new work development; theatre and performance studies; film; and theatre for youth. Its Theatre for Youth program is nationally ranked in the top three and the dramatic writing/playwriting program is ranked 15th among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. To learn more about the School of Theatre and Film, visit theatrefilm.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Laurie Trotta Valenti
ASU School of Theatre and Film
480.965.3381
laurie.trotta@asu.edu