2016 Leadership In The Arts Summit

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2016 Leadership In The Arts Summit
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Center for Arts Leadership at University of Houston says
Cost: $25 Arts Professionals and Patrons; $10 Artists/UH Faculty, $5 Students/Seniors
lunch included
registration begins at 10AM
Post-Event Happy Hour with Arts+Culture Texas at Mongoose Versus Cobra starting at 5pm.

Creative industries contribute to a city’s quality of life and economic bottom line. Art is a measure of a community’s vitality and its financial success. Houston’s creative economy hit $26 billion in 2014, but what does that really mean? The 2016 Arts Summit explores the role of the individual, for- and non-profit organizations, and the entrepreneur in the twenty-first century creative economy. How can the artistic sectors combine forces to lead communities into a more creative and sustainable future?

Opening speaker: Christine Harris, CEO Christine Harris Connections & Co-founder of the National Creativity Network's Creative Economy Coalition
Lunchtime speaker: Susan Mendenhall, President of ArtsUnited

Other speakers include:
• Omar Afra, FreePressSummerFest & Day for Night
• Keliy Anderson-Staley, Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media
• Alfred Cervantes, Deputy Director, Houston Film Commission
• Deborah Colton, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston
• Sherry Dobbin, Director of PUblic Art, Times Square Alliance
• Jefferson Todd Frazier, Director Center for Performing Arts & Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital
• Dean Gladden, Managing Director, Alley Theatre, Houston
• Robert Hodge, artist and musician, Houston
• Deborah Lugo, Young Audiences of Houston's Arts Access Initiative
• Vikram Maheshri, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Houston
• Debra Simon, Vice President of Arts & Events, ArtsBrookfield US Division, New York
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By: Center for Arts Leadership at University of Houston

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