Arts and Entrepreneurship

Arts and Entrepreneurship
Thursday, March 28 at 3:30 PM
Miller Learning Center Room 101

UGA faculty and alumni share new perspectives on art and entrepreneurship in a panel session moderated by Mark Callahan, Artistic Director of Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA.

Connie Frigo is a visiting professor of saxophone who focuses much of her teaching on areas beyond the stage and classroom. In 2011, she launched “Road of Creativity,” a business dedicated to teaching entrepreneurship and creativity to musicians. She is an accomplished performer, former Fulbright Scholar, and author of the “Entrepreneurship 101″ column in the Saxophone Journal magazine.

Mitchell Jarrett graduated from UGA, where his studies included anthropology, Chinese, and film with professor emeritus James Herbert. He and his brother Mark created “The Taiwan Oyster,” a 2012 SXSW Official Competition film that follows the journey of two American teachers through Taiwan in an attempt to bury their friend. Together they raised over $20,000 through Kickstarter to support the making of the film. An entrepreneur at heart, Mitchell also started Mama’s Boy, a local favorite eatery.

Ashley Buchanan graduated with a BFA in Jewelry and Metalwork from UGA in 2009. She now makes jewelry full-time from her home studio in Johnson City, Tennessee, selling her work through galleries, boutiques, fairs, and the Internet. Her minimalist and playful jewelry combines industrial materials with details inspired by antique forms.

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Connie Frigo – 5 Entrepreneurial Pillars of Performance

Mitchell Jarrett – The Taiwan Oyster

Ashley Buchanan – Jewelry

Art without Market, Art without Education: Political Economy of Art

How to Fund the Arts in America

Swimming Downstream in the Current of History

“Underdeveloped” national study of challenges facing nonprofit fundraising

Creative Mornings Lecture by Yancey Strickler, co-founder of Kickstarter

Art Galleries Go Indie

Online Art Galleries Go Indie

List of female entrepreneurs

Female Entrepreneurs

Special report: As money for the arts slowly dries up, Georgia ranks 49th in government funding

Creative Placemaking

ICE interview with Steven Tepper