Arts Enterprise is excited to announce our next Arts Enterprise Summit: The Creative Economy and You will be held March 23-25, 2012 at Claremont Graduate University, hosted by the MA in Arts Management, a joint program of the Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management and the School of Arts and Humanities.

Registration is now open! Click on the link to register online.

We are also thrilled to announce our keynote speakers:

Craig WatsonDirector of the California Arts Council

 David Malmuth, Co-Founder of I.D.E.A. Partners



Craig Watson has an extensive background in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. He has held positions with the Sonoma County Arts Council and Rural Arts Services in Northern California, a fellowship at the National Endowment for the Arts, participated in the Coro Foundation’s Arts Management program, and served in a co-directing position at Santa Barbara Arts Services. He also held senior executive positions in the telecommunications field in Rhode Island, New York and California. To read more about  the California Arts Council, please click here.

In 2011, David Malmuth formed I.D.E.A. Partners with Pete Garcia to lead the creation of the I.D.E.A. District (Innnovation+Design+Education+Arts) in downtown San Diego. This transformative initiative aims to create over 10,000 design jobs in the next 12 years. Prior to starting his own firm, David was the founder and a Managing Director for seven years with RCLCO’s Development Services Group, where he oversaw completion as principal developer of over $1 billion in high-profile projects, while assisting numerous clients in the planning and execution of mixed-use, entertainment, and waterfront developments. He has also held management positions at TrizecHahn Development Corporation, McCarthy Building Companies, and The Walt Disney Company, where he managed the development of over $200 million in projects including The Feature Animation Building in Burbank (with architect Robert Stern) and Disney Ice in Anaheim (with architect Frank Gehry). To read more, please click here.

The 2012 AE Summit will give arts and business students the opportunity to explore their creativity in new ways, develop career strategies, and strengthen their entrepreneurial skills. Designed by students for students interested in both the arts and business, The Creative Economy and You will be a powerful way for students to build their network with some of the key players in the arts and business sectors.

This promises to be the most exciting Summit yet, and as a special end-of-year promotion, Arts Enterprise is extending our early-bird registration deadline until January 15th, 2012. If you are a student, contribute $35 through our IndieGogo fundraising campaign by that date and your contribution will become your registration fee — this is a 30% discount!

To learn how to contribute, please click here.

Check back soon for updates on the Summit schedule, presenters and other goodies. For now, please visit our Summit Facebook page.

For more information on the Summit, write to:  aesummit2012@gmail.com