Friday, February 8, 2013
Jim Gallucci Studio
499 Industrial Ave. Greensboro 27406
10:00 – 3:00 Iron Pour
6:00 – 9:00 Reception
Saturday, February 9, 2013
8:00 – 9:00 Registration + Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 Morning Keynote
Roy Underhill – “New Adventures in Subversive Woodworking”
After 30 years on PBS, the host of The Woodwright’s Shop opened his own school in in the old downtown of Pittsboro, NC. Although students come from around the world, it’s the front windows that do the work!
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:30 Breakout Sessions
Tom Philion + George Scheer – “Your Neighborhoods, Districts, Campus’”
In urban development, design and capital create a future for the way in which downtown will form. However, it is the buildings, businesses, and clusters of culture–neighborhoods, districts and campus’–that will determine the character of downtown at their unique intersections. What are the roles for art, architecture, planning and design, and how will ideas be sourced and produced? How do artists contribute to the development of downtown? Join this panel discussion led by Tom Philion of the United Arts Council and George Scheer of Elsewhere in downtown Greensboro.
David & Deb White – “Out of the Office–Leaving the Corporate World”
Stepping off the carousel–leaving the corporate/government to become published authors. It takes a village: anyone can be a writer, but to be a published author requires collaboration. When the writing is done, even self-published authors need to work with editors, eBook pros, marketing and social media outlets to successfully bring a book to the marketplace.
Harvey Robinson - “Are You Famous Yet?”
A realistic view of the state of internet media and its practitioners, presented by Harvey Robinson of Monkeywhale Productions.
Laurelyn Dossett – “Music Without Borders: Building a Career Though Unconventional Collaborations”
Making a living as a songwriter and musician is a challenge in the digital and internet age. Laurelyn will talk about working outside the conventional record label models, building a project-based folk music career through partnering with theater, classical music, and other genre-bending collaborators.
11:30 – 1:30 Lunch Keynote + Collaborative Session
Dennis Quaintance – “Possibility Zone: A Model For Collaborative Process”
Julia Simmons – “Connecting and Collaborating for the Sake of Creation”
Throughout the SEA Conference participants will have opportunities to explore their own wisdom and potential as successful, life-long entrepreneurial artists. Interactive conference components will include conversation, words and pictures all designed to reinforce learning and to spark the innate creativity of participants. A whole conference conversation will provide the possibility of cross pollination of thoughts and ideas from hundreds of participants.
1:30 – 1:45 Break
1:45 – 3:00 Breakout Sessions
Doug Borwick – “Artists and Community Engagement: New Thinking Yields New Options”
New relationships and new ways of community-oriented thinking about the arts hold promise for artists. Rather than cutting smaller slices of the pie, they represent the possibility of baking more pies. They also suggest the need for change in approaches and in understanding of the roles of the arts. How can community engagement be undertaken in ways that yield success and also maintain artistic integrity? This workshop will examine these issues.
Ken Thompson – “A Personal Case Study: How I Make A Living From Art”
Don’t Go Into Art, Unless You Enjoy Working for McDonalds! Ken Thompson has spent 37 years avoiding a real job by making public sculpture, running an art gallery, selling stone & carving materials and curating outdoor sculpture exhibits. His edict comes from Hippocrates: “Life is short, art is long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous and judgment difficult.” Ken promises that it will be an amusing and informative time.
Annette Dunlap – “How to be a Profitable Artist”
The arts community thrives when artists stay in business. Learn tips on market development, financial management, and branding your art.
Scott Nicholson – “Entrepreneurship In Digital Publishing”
Digital publishing is one of the most rapidly growing enterprises in the world, and it’s never been easier to self-publish and distribute ebooks. An interactive Q & A session designed to inspire you to launch a worldwide business from your desktop, with low overhead, great working hours, and a short commute.
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:30 Breakout Sessions
Stephen van Vuuren – “My Dream on the Giant Screen”
The Story of how a single filmmaker, using public domain images and DIY technology combined with a supportive global internet community is creating a space art film for IMAX, Giant Screen and Full Dome planetarium theaters around the world.
Dan Ellison - “Copyright & Contracts for Arts Entrepreneurs”
An overview of copyright and contract issues that arts entrepreneurs need to know about.
Debbie Seabrooke & Marianne Gingher – “Circus of Invention: Doing Everything With Nothing”
Our puppet theater is about possibilities, not limitations. We’ve found that staying small and keeping costs low enables us to launch the kind of show that gives us pleasure and appeals to our community.
Student Entrepreneur Panel- “Why wait? Ideas for launching creative careers while you’re still in school.”
This panel of student entrepreneurs will talk about how they’ve started successful entrepreneurial careers while still in college. You’ll hear from a writer, a visual artist and graphic designer and students who help operate the Spartan Trader at UNCG, a student-run retail store that features creative works from students/faculty/staff.
4:30 – 6:00 Reception
Sponsored by Natty Greene’s and SpaceLogix