5pm-6pm Networking Reception
Since its inception in 2007, Otis College of Art and Design’s Annual Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region has been an invaluable tool to assess the tremendous impact and influence of the area’s creative sector on the economy. This year, the California Arts Council awarded Otis funds to expand the report to include analysis of the entire state of California, showing how the state’s economy is effected by jobs in the arts, design, education, entertainment, nonprofits, and independent creative professions, and providing a forecast for 2015. Their commitment underscores the belief that creativity is essential to California’s successful workforce investment and economic development strategies.
Presentation of the 2013 Otis Report on the Creative Economy
Samuel Hoi, President, Otis College of Art and Design
Senator Ted W. Lieu, Chair, Joint Committee on the Arts and Chair, Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee
Robert A. Kleinhenz, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Kyser Center for Economic Research
Keith McNutt, Director, Western Region of The Actors Fund
Craig Watson, Director, California Arts Council
Danielle Brazell, Executive Director, Arts for LA
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