June 22, 2009
Contact: Linda Chiavaroli, Dir. of Communications, L.A. County Arts Commission,
Office 213 202-5935, Cell 323 810-9240, firstname.lastname@example.org
college student employment opportunities
LA County’s arts economy
125 SUMMER INTERNS EXPLORE LA COUNTY’S ARTS ECONOMY
WHO: 125 college students
- including 24 who have just graduated and 42 who will be seniors in the fall
- representing 53 educational institutions in 11 states
- starting paid internships at 95 LA County-based non-profit arts organizations through LA County’s Arts Internship Program
WHEN: Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
WHAT: Arts Summit at Angels Gate
Agenda highlights include
9:30 to 9:40 a.m. – Welcome by L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
10:20 to 11:30 a.m. and 2:20 to 3:30 p.m.
Workshops in Marketing, Production, Fundraising, Arts Education, Art and Community Building, Changing Demographics & Cultural Empowerment (the six workshops run concurrently in each time period)
1:00 to 1:30 p.m. – Keynote: Crafting a Career in the Arts
Renae Williams Niles, Dir. of Dance Presentations, Music Center
Terence McFarland, Executive Dir., LA Stage Alliance
(for complete agenda, please see below)
WHERE: Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Directions: Take the Harbor Freeway (110) towards San Pedro and exit at Gaffey (to the left). Drive about 2 miles to 36th Street. Turn right into Leavenworth Drive into Angels Gate Park and right again immediately up the hill to the various buildings. The gallery and main office is in Building A (first building on the right).
WHY: To introduce recent graduates and college students to career opportunities in the arts
- Interns are paid $350 per week for 10 weeks and take part in educational and arts networking activities.
- Host organizations, who have been given $500,000 in grants by Los Angeles County to support the internships, range from the Los Angeles Philharmonic to community-based groups with budgets under $100,000 such as Justice by Uniting in Creative Energy (J.U.i.C.E). They include dance, literary, media, music and theatre organizations as well as municipal arts agencies and arts service organizations.
- Through the program, interns gain a deeper understanding of the work involved in nonprofit arts administration and the role of the arts in a community, and develop business skills that can be put to use in their future careers.
Arts Summit Agenda (complete)
9:30 – 9:40 AM WELCOME BY SUPERVISOR MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS
9:40 – 10:00 AM INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW BY EMIKO ONO
10:00 – 10:10 AM INTRODUCTION TO ANGELS GATE CULTURAL CENTER
10:10 – 10:20 AM Transition
10:20 – 11:30 AM WORKSHOPS
Arts Marketing 101 – C. Raul Espinoza, (Theatrical Producer/Marketing Specialist)
Production: Soup to Nuts– Jennifer Babcock (LA Opera), Leigh Ann Hahn (Grand Performances)
Fundraising vs. Development– Susan Bowers (Consultant)
Transformative Power of Arts Education – Elisha Wilson-Beach (L.A. County Arts Commission)
Write Out Loud: A Collaborative Process in Art & Community Building – Traci Kato-Kiriyama (Artist)
Changing Demographics & Cultural Empowerment – Joel Jacinto (Search to Involve Pilipino Americans)
11:30 – 11:50 AM PICK UP LUNCH AND MEET WITH LEARNING COMMUNITY
11:50 AM – 12:50 PM LUNCH WITH LEARNING COMMUNITY & HUB LEADER
12:50 – 1:00 PM Transition
1:00- 1:30 PM KEYNOTE: CRAFTING A CAREER IN THE ARTS
by Renae Williams Niles, Director of Dance Presentations at the Music Center and Terence McFarland, Executive Director, LA Stage Alliance
1:35-2:10 PM Dance performance interactive with Homeland Cultural Center
2:10 – 2:20 PM Transition
2:20 –3:30 PM WORKSHOPS REPEAT
3:20 – 3:30 PM Transition
3:30-3:45 PM WRAP-UP