Getting the Experience … and the Job
Sherburne Laughlin: Co-Director of Program in Arts Management at AU (Moderator)
Ann Norris: General Manager, Gallim Dance
Abel Lopez: Associate Producing Director, GALA Hispanic Theatre
Katy Cupples: Manager, DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center
Anne L’Ecuyer: Owner, Washington Writer’s Retreat
Learning about arts management in the classroom or through books is one thing, but the million-dollar questions are always “How do I get a job in arts management?” or “How do I make a successful career change to becoming an arts manager?” Specifically, how can students and those who are transitioning their careers into the art world make the most of internships, classroom experience, personal connections and skills to make themselves marketable, viable candidates? These are the main questions addressed in this panel. Participants will break into smaller groups with panelists and Arts Management faculty to discuss specific issues surrounding this topic, and then reconvene as one group to share and discuss their ideas.