Innovating Through Artistry

Creative Entrepreneurship Conference, July 15-18, Chicago

In Author: Lisa Canning, Current Events on June 22, 2009 at 4:50 am

Conference: Creative Entrepreneurship and Education in Cultural Life

Where: Chicago, IL
University Center
525 South State Street
Chicago, IL

When: July 15-18, 2009

Organizers: Arts, Entertainment and Media Management Department of Columbia College Chicago European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers (ENCATC)

Conference Description:
This is a collaborative event of the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers (ENCATC) and the Arts, Entertainment and Media Management Department of Columbia College Chicago. The event is held in the framework of ENCATC Working Group “Creative Entrepreneurship and Education in Cultural Life.”
The group explores policies and programs that support creativity and innovation in the cultural sector.

Goals:
The goals of the conference is to serve as a meeting space for international and American colleagues, both academics and practitioners, seeking to:
• Understand the latest developments in creative entrepreneurship while engaging in productive
dialogue and learning from each other’s experience.

• Discuss the practical approaches to teaching creative entrepreneurship and developing efficient
creative entrepreneurship curricula.

• Explore what has been done and how in the area of creative entrepreneurship in the US.

Program:
The program will cover various aspects of creative entrepreneurship practice, research and education.
More specifically, we seek to gain new insights in the questions:
What constitutes creative entrepreneurship and what it means to be a creative entrepreneur?
What factors affect our understanding and how the definition varies in different socio-cultural contexts? Can profitability and aesthetic and social needs of the cultural sector be served at the same time? What constitutes effective teaching? What should we teach: value creation or business approaches, or both?

These and other questions will be discussed through a multicultural and international perspective.

Examples of innovative programs and approaches to teaching, research findings and cases that illustrate how art related businesses can address concerns of the cultural sector, economy and society will be presented.

For more information contact:
Anna Bernadska
Arts, Entertainment and Media
Management Department
Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: 312 369 7652
Fax: 312 369 8063
E-mail abernadska@colum.edu

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