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Lewis Center for the Arts @ Lewis Arts complex

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Princeton, NJ 08544

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Explore the synergies and collaborative potential of entrepreneurship & the creative arts through workshops, panel discussions & networking.

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Are you an aspiring artist or creative entrepreneur looking for career or start-up advice? Are you a creative professional wanting to build your business and expand your network?

Open to undergraduates, graduate students, and all alumni, the day will offer meaningful career advice from alumni in film and entertainment, the performing arts, and visual arts. Join us on campus for dynamic workshops, panel discussions, and networking.

The day will start with continental breakfast, followed by opening remarks by leaders in Princeton's arts and entrepreneurship communities. A series of panel discussions, career-focused workshops and roundtables, and conversations focusing on the arts will then follow. Lunch will be served and the day will end with a networking reception. There is no fee to attend the day-long conference or any portion of it.

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9:00 - 10:00 am: Check-in and Continental Breakfast

10:00 - 10:15 am: Welcoming Remarks. Rod Priestley, Princeton's Vice Dean for Innovation, will be joined by Tracy K. Smith, Chair of Lewis Center for the Arts and Michael Rosenberg, Managing Director of McCarter Theatre.

10:20 - 11:20 am: The Myth of the Artist/Myth of the Entrepreneur. Explore these myths and the value to artists of having an entrepreneurial mindset. Led by Aaron Landsman, theatre artist and Visiting Lecturer at Princeton, and joined by alumni in music, dance, and film/tv and by special guests from NXTHVN, an ambitious art space in New Haven, CT with a mission to cultivate a sustainable creative community.

11:20 am - 1:15 pm: Understanding My Ideal Career Path in the Arts + Lunch. Apply the principles of design thinking to help craft your career in the arts (and related fields) during this interactive workshop. Led by Sheila Pontis, Lecturer, Keller Center, Princeton University.

11:20 am - 12:20 pm: Career Roundtable Discussion: Strategies to Support Your Creative Career. Join alumni, faculty and fellows in the arts who will share their insights of breaking into creative fields. Moderated by Yee Ho, Associate Director, Center for Career Development at Princeton, who will be joined by alumni, faculty, and graduate fellows in the arts.

12:20 - 1:20 pm: Lunch

12:20 - 3:15 pm: Career Workshop: Film & Entertainment + Lunch. Hollywood insiders will provide insights as to how the entertainment industry works and consult with attendees to achieve their artistic dreams. Led by Ted Gagliano '82, President of Feature Post-Production, Twentieth Century Fox, who oversees the completion of all films produced by the company, and Loic Bailly, Management Consultant.

1:15 - 3:15 pm: Career Workshop: Performing Artist as Entrepreneur. Apply an entrepreneurial toolkit to develop strategies and methods for directing your arts career in the performing arts. Led by Pilar Castro-Kiltz '10, Founder of More Canvas Consulting, and Aaron Landsman, theatre artist and teacher.

1:15 - 3:15 pm: Career Workshop: Visual Arts Entrepreneurship Roundtable with Alumni. This session will offer insight into the intersection of the visual arts and entrepreneurship as well as trajectories, experiences, and perspectives of alumni practicing different forms of arts entrepreneurship. A few of these forms include those who produce art, those who support the production of art, and those who draw audiences to art and artists. Moderated by Lucy Partman, PhD candidate, Art & Archaeology.

3:15 - 4:15 pm: Conversation: The Power of Storytelling and its Influence on Social Impact. This open conversation is an exploration of how cinema can truly impact society and shift perspectives through storytelling. By examining influential films and their impact, we gain a better understanding of how filmmakers are entrepreneurial, serve as an engine for impact, ignite social change, and better their community and world. Led by Mauricio Miller, 2019-2020 James Wei Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship in Princeton's Keller Center, who will teach Special Topics in Social Entrepreneurship this spring, and Marisa Polvino, co-founder and co-CEO of STRAIGHT UP FILMS, with a mission to tell stories that have the power to make a difference in our world.

4:15 - 5:15 pm: Networking Reception, hosted by Princeton Arts Alumni.

Due to high demand, several of the sessions will be live-streamed in the Forum to accommodate everyone who is interested in attending. Additional information is provided on the registration form.

Visit entrepreneurs.princeton.edu/aeday for more information about each session and links to the bio's of the talented alumni, faculty, and Princeton friends in the arts participating in each of them.

Co-organized by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, Lewis Center for the Arts, Keller Center, Graduate School, Department of Art and Archaeology, Center for Career Development, and Princeton Arts Alumni. (click on each link for more info)

* To request special accommodations, please contact pecinfo@princeton.edu at least 7 days prior to the event.

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