Arts management expert to share experiences with Fine Arts students

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ruby LernerThe College of Fine Arts is hosting Ruby Lerner, founding President and Executive Director of Creative Capital Foundation, for a pair of programs where she will discuss her experience in arts management. The college expects to launch a minor in arts management and administration in fall 2016.

“Building a New Artist Infrastructure: Ruby Lerner and the Creative Capital Foundation (1999 to Present)” 

Thursday, Feb. 25, 12:30 p.m to 1:45 p.m.

LOCATION: CLA 1.302E (Glickman Conference Center) 

In this engaging talk, Ruby Lerner highlights the organization’s many accomplishments in building the careers of artists working across all disciplines. Since its founding, the organization has awarded $40 million to 640 groundbreaking artists and brought multiple innovations to the granting process. With provocative case studies and samples drawn from foundation’s artists, as well as a special, pragmatic focus on how grantees are selected, Lerner will share with UT’s emerging artists, arts administrators and entrepreneurs the strategies to support their next big steps. 

“The New Art Makers: A Staged Dialogue”

With Ruby Lerner of the Creative Capital Foundation and Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, UT Theatre and Dance

Friday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. 


In this staged conversation, Lerner and Bonin-Rodriguez discuss how nearly two decades of research and development in the creative sector have expanded the possibilities for art makers of all stripes. Increasingly complex training and professional development programs—many introduced by Creative Capital)—targeted artist opportunities and shifts in management structures in the commercial and nonprofit sectors have all increased the need for artist entrepreneurs who demonstrate business savvy, aesthetic virtuosity and the capacity to demonstrate the value of art in community. For this talk, Lerner and Bonin-Rodriguez will draw from urban planning, public policy, philanthropy and economics to discuss how research may be signaling the need for a new type of arts manager: the creative partner who works closely with individual artists and collectives. 

Integrated AdvisingPlease note that these programs clear an Integrated Advising bar for Fine Arts students.

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