Arts Business Research Symposium

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The Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
in collaboration with the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University present:

Arts Business Research Symposium 2016:
The Future of Creative Placemaking Initiatives in Higher Education

ABRS@Madison2016

 APRIL 28-29, 2016 | University of Wisconsin-Madison | Madison, WI

Event Overview

The Bolz Center for Arts Administration is this country's premier MBA program with a specialized educational focus that links arts and business practice. Every other year, we invite our alumni, guest presenters, and practitioners, as well as our colleagues at other university programs to come back to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for continued learning on current topics and trends in the arts and business research arena. In the alternate years, we share this symposium learning space with the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University through their Biennial Symposium on Entrepreneurship and the Arts.

This year's ABRS@Madison2016 topic revolves around the study and practice of Creative Placemaking. The ABRS@Madison2016 gathering will focus on a convening of academics, students, and community leaders to discuss the interdisciplinary nature and practice of Creative Placemaking with regard to the future scholarship and research that should be nurtured and promoted in the academy. Funding programs and consortiums such as the NEA Our Town grant and ArtPlace America have helped propel the work of artists and their communities into a national spotlight. Our 2016 event builds on Pave's 2013 Symposium on Creative Placemaking.

The questions we want to ask and engage with you include:


  • What is the state of Creative Placemaking 5+ years into the practice?
  • What are regional examples of early success stories generated by artists and communities that have benefitted from investment in their initiatives? How have universities been involved?
  • How/Are universities participating in, studying, or teaching this practice, and what colleges or departments on-campus (and organizations off-campus) are partnering to deliver this learning?
  • How will this work continue and be supported when these robust funding initiatives end?
  • What is the academy's role in ensuring a space and capacity for continued research, teaching, and promotion of this type of collaborative, interdisciplinary practice as a field of study, a training ground for future placemakers, and a recognized area of scholarship? Join us as we explore the questions and ideas around Creative Placemaking's place in higher education.

Who Is Invited?


  • Scholars and teachers from around the country with a special invitation to the member schools of the Alliance for Arts in Research Universities (A2RU)
  • Guest Speakers from ArtPlace America, and guest presenters from regional arts organizations and their communities who have been early adopters of the Creative Placemaking practice.
  • Current graduate or undergraduate students across the country who are interested in the creative economy and Creative Placemaking as a practice. 10 Bolz Center MBA students are confirmed to participate in ABRS 2016.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty and academic staff who have been practicing and teaching themes of arts and artists as core to community development and rejuvenation.
  • Bolz Center alumni and external advisory board members. The Bolz Center has 13 organizations represented on its board with a spectrum of arts and cultural affiliations across the country.
  • Curious-minded government and business professionals who recognize the power and impact of the arts to affect positive change and development of neighborhoods, cities and regions, and who want to find ways to participate!
  • Anyone else! Anyone is welcome to register and participate in ABRS 2016!

Why Should I Attend?


  • Learn more about the direction that Creative Placemaking is taking community development efforts in this country and learn how your organization/community might incorporate these strategies.
  • Understand the current position that Creative Placemaking holds in represented American universities and discuss the future expectations and opportunities that the Academy can employ with Creative Placemaking strategies around community development efforts.
  • Participate in a national convening that could provide future guidance for sustainable efforts to support educational training and scholarship in Creative Placemaking.

Poster Session for Students

All students interested in attending the symposium are invited to participate in a poster session to share your enterprise ideas, research, or consulting project insights from your school experience. Rather than a formal presentation, a poster session allows you to create a visual representation of your project that acts as speaker support for your face-to-face, individual conversations with other attendees. This is NOT a pitch session, but rather an idea-sharing, networking session.

There is no limiting topic criteria for the poster display. However, the poster should be no larger than 40x40 inches, and will be "push-pin attached" to a rolling bulletin board (we'll provide the pushpins). Unfortunately, there will be no area for computerized projections of video or powerpoint displays. (posters only, please!)

If you wish to participate in the poster session, please indicate so on your registration, and then send an email message to Bolz Center Assistant Director Becky Buckman at rebecca.buckman@wisc.edu with your poster session title, and specify whether it is a proposed enterprise, research project/question, or a consulting insight. The deadline for poster session registration is APRIL 1, 2016. We will only guarantee space for the first 30 registered student attendees who request to participate.

Check out images from ABRS 2016 on our Facebook Page!


The Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
in collaboration with the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University present:

Arts Business Research Symposium 2016:
The Future of Creative Placemaking Initiatives in Higher Education

ABRS@Madison2016

 APRIL 28-29, 2016 | University of Wisconsin-Madison | Madison, WI

Attendance at symposium activities is permitted for registered attendees only:

April 28, 2016 – ALL ACTIVITIES ON APRIL 28 WILL BE HOSTED IN THE GORDON DINING AND EVENT CENTER, SYMPHONY ROOM (2nd floor); 770 West Dayton Street

3:30-4:00pm: 


Sign-in and Registration

4:00-4:30pm: 


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Sherry Wagner-Henry, Director, Bolz Center for Arts Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sarah Mangelsdorf, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

François Ortalo-Magné, Albert O. Nicholas Dean, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Norma Saldivar, Interim Executive Director, Arts Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jamie Bennett, Executive Director, ArtPlace America

4:30-7:00pm:


Kickoff Address and Discussion: The Status and Future of Creative Placemaking on the American Campus

Creative Placemaking: A Little Context; A Lot of Definitions
Linda Essig, Director, ASU Herberger Institute Director of
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programs

Keynote Address: Maps for Getting Lost: (Un) learning From Place and the Role of Higher Education in Creative Placemaking
Greg Esser, Director, Desert Initiative, Arizona State
University, and founder of Roosevelt House Community
Development Corporation

Open Space Technology Discussion
Interactive discussions and 'report-outs' centered around 5
framed questions regarding the Future of Creative
Placemaking
Discussion facilitated by Laurie Baefsky, Executive
Director, A2RU, University Michigan;
Sally Gaskill, Director, SNAAP, Indiana University    

Click here for Laurie Baelsky's pre-discussion presentation on The Role of Creative Placemaking in Higher Education

7:00-8:00pm:


Cocktail and Networking Reception
Appetizers and beverages provided

April 29, 2016 – ALL ACTIVITIES ON APRIL 29 WILL BE HOSTED IN THE WISCONSIN INSTITUTES OF DISCOVERY; 330 North Orchard Street 

8:00-8:45am:


Registration and breakfast items available

DeLuca Forum and Atrium

9:00-9:15am:


Opening Remarks

Sherry Wagner-Henry, Director, Bolz Center for Arts Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Linda Essig, Director, ASU Herberger Institute Director of
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programs

DeLuca Forum

9:15-10:30am:


Panel Presentations: Regional Placemaking Initiatives
in the Creative Economy
Moderator: Anne Katz, Executive Director, Arts Wisconsin

Greater Milwaukee Committee, and MKE<->LAX:
Beer Line Trail and The Avenue

Sara Daleiden, Director MKE<->LAX; Consultant
Greater Milwaukee Committee Placemaking Committee;
Dasha Kelly, Mpact Communications

City of Minneapolis and Intermedia Arts:
Creative CityMaking
    
Gülgün Kayim, Director, Arts, Culture and the
Creative Economy, City of Minneapolis;
Wendy Morris, Director of Creative Leadership,
Intermedia Arts

Wormfarm InstituteReedsburg, WI:
Fermentation Fest and Farm Art D'Tour

Donna Neuwirth, Executive Director, Wormfarm Institute

DeLuca Forum

10:30-11:00am:

 

Networking Break and Table Selection
Take a break, chat with other participants, and select your working group table for the World Café Break Out Discussions.

DeLuca Forum

11:00-12:30pm:


Break Out Discussions: World Café Working Groups
Panel presenters, discussion leaders, and workshop facilitators will each staff a table in the World Café, where you will choose 3 table conversations that you'd like to join for 20 minute intervals.The final 30 minutes will include a viewing of each table discussion poster.

DeLuca Forum

12:30-2:00pm:

 

Networking Lunch and Student Poster Sessions
Grab a boxed lunch and chat with other participants during the lunch break, and then meet our emerging leaders in arts administration and entrepreneurship as they present their latest enterprise ideas, research and consulting projects via a lunch time poster session.

The Student Poster Session will start at 1:00pm in the DeLuca Forum

2:00-4:00pm:


ArtPlace America Workshop: Community Development Matrix 2.0
Jamie Hand, Director of Research Strategies, and
Prentice Onayemi, Director of Partnerships & Communications,
ArtPlace America
ArtPlace staff will share their latest tools and research related to planning, implementing, and measuring the effects of Creative Placemaking through community development efforts.

DeLuca Forum

4:00-4:30pm:


Closing Remarks and Discussion: Conclusions, Key Learnings, and Next Steps for Action
Sherry Wagner-Henry, Bolz Center for Arts Administration,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Linda Essig, Director, ASU Herberger Institute Director of
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programs
Jamie Bennett, Artplace America

DeLuca Forum

4:30-6:00pm:


Cocktail and Networking Reception
Appetizers and beverages provided

DeLuca Forum and Atrium

 

Greater Milwaukee Committee and Creative Alliance Milwaukee: 
Beer Line Trail and The Spot MKE
 
Sara Daleiden

City of Minneapolis and Intermedia Arts:
Creative CityMaking
Gulgun Kayim and Wendy Morris

Wormfarm InstituteReedsburg, WI:
Fermentation Fest and Farm Art D'Tour

Donna Neuwirth

DeLuca Forum

Check out images from ABRS 2016 on our Facebook Page!


The Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
in collaboration with the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University present:

Arts Business Research Symposium 2016:
The Future of Creative Placemaking Initiatives in Higher Education

ABRS@Madison2016

 APRIL 28-29, 2016 | University of Wisconsin-Madison | Madison, WI

 

The following individuals will engage with us as panel presenters, discussion leaders, workshop facilitators, and keynote speakers throughout ABRS@Madison2016.

Laurie BaefskyLaurie BaefskyBiographyExecutive DirectorA2ru /ArtsEngine
Jamie BennettJamie BennettBiographyExecutive DirectorArtPlace America
Greg EsserGreg EsserBiographyDirectorDesert InitiativeHerberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Arizona State University
Linda EssigLinda EssigBiographyDirectorEnterprise and Entrepreneurship ProgramsHerberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Arizona State University
Linda EssigMark FraireBiographyDirector of Cultural AffairsDane Arts
Sally GaskillSally GaskillBiographyDirectorStrategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP)Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research
Jamie HandJamie HandBiographyDirector of Research StrategiesArtPlace America
Maggie JacobusMaggie JacobusBiographyExecutive DirectorCreative Alliance Milwaukee
Anne KatzAnne KatzBiographyExecutive DirectorArts Wisconsin
Gulgun KayimGülgün KayimBiographyDirectorArts, Culture and the Creative EconomyCity of Minneapolis
Sarah MangelsdorfSarah MangelsdorfBiographyProvost and Vice Chancellor for Academic AffairsUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Wendy MorrisWendy MorrisBiographyDirector of Creative LeadershipIntermedia Arts
Donna NeuwirthDonna NeuwirthBiographyExecutive DirectorWormfarm Institute
Prentice OnalemiPrentice OnayemiBiographyDirector of Partnerships and CommunicationsArtplace
Francois Ortalo-MagneFrançois Ortalo-MagnéBiographyAlbert O. Nicholas DeanWisconsin School of BusinessUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Angela RichardsonAngela RichardsonBiographyArtist in ResidenceWisconsin School of BusinessUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Norma SaldivarNorma SaldivarBiographyInterim Executive DirectorArts InstituteUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
George TzougrosGeorge TzougrosBiographyExecutive DirectorWisconsin Arts Board
Sherry Wagner HenrySherry Wagner-HenryBiographyDirectorBolz Center for Arts AdministrationUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Karin WolfKarin WolfBiographyArts Program AdministratorCity of Madison Arts Commission

Check out images from ABRS 2016 on our Facebook Page!


The Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
in collaboration with the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University present:

Arts Business Research Symposium 2016:
The Future of Creative Placemaking Initiatives in Higher Education

ABRS@Madison2016

 APRIL 28-29, 2016 | University of Wisconsin-Madison | Madison, WI

Blocks of rooms have been secured at the following near-campus locations. Symposium attendees will need to reserve one's own lodging and assume all costs associated with the reservation.  Please be sure to note applicable block drop dates and to inquire about parking at the hotel where you wish to stay.

DoubleTree By Hilton
525 West Johnson Street
Room Rate: $139
Call to reserve: 608-251-5511; 800-222-TREE
Group code: BOZ
Online Booking »
Room Release Date: March 28, 2016

Fluno Center for Executive Education
601 University Avenue
Room Rate: $159
Call to reserve: 608-441-7117; 877-77-FLUNO
Group code and name: BOLZ2/Bolz Center Room Block
Online Booking »
Note: Room availability only for April 27 and April 28 only
Room release date: March 28, 2016

Graduate Madison (formerly the Dahlmann Campus Inn)
601 Langdon Street
Room Rate: $159
Call to reserve: 800-589-6285
Group Number and Name: BAS042716; April Symposium 2016
Online Booking »
Note: Parking is an additional $12/night; only one car is permitted per room
Room release date: March 27, 2016

Hampton Inn & Suites
440 West Johnson Street
Room Rate: $139
Call to reserve: 608-255-0360
Group Name: Bolz Center for Arts Administration/Arts Business Research Symposium
Reserve Online »
Room Release Date: March 27, 2016

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 West Dayton Street
Room Rate: $149
Call to reserve: 800-356-8293
Group Name: Bolz Center 2016 Symposium
Room Rate: $149
Room Release Date: March 30, 2016

Wisconsin Union Hotel – Union South
1308 West Dayton Street
Room Rate: $140
Call to reserve: 608-263-2600
Group Code: BOLZ16
Group Name: Bolz Center Research Symposium 2016
Room Release Date: March 27, 2016

Check out images from ABRS 2016 on our Facebook Page!


The Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
in collaboration with the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University present:

Arts Business Research Symposium 2016:
The Future of Creative Placemaking Initiatives in Higher Education

ABRS@Madison2016

 APRIL 28-29, 2016 | University of Wisconsin-Madison | Madison, WI


REGISTRATION FOR ABRS@Madison2016 IS CLOSED.

Poster Session for Students

All students interested in attending the symposium are invited to participate in a poster session to share your enterprise ideas, research, or consulting project insights from your school experience. Rather than a formal presentation, a poster session allows you to create a visual representation of your project that acts as speaker support for your face-to-face, individual conversations with other attendees. This is NOT a pitch session, but rather an idea-sharing, networking session.

There is no limiting topic criteria for the poster display. However, the poster should be no larger than 40x40 inches, and will be "push-pin attached" to a rolling bulletin board (we'll provide the pushpins). Unfortunately, there will be no area for computerized projections of video or powerpoint displays. (posters only, please!)

If you wish to participate in the poster session, please indicate so on your registration, and then send an email message to Bolz Center Assistant Director Becky Buckman at rebecca.buckman@wisc.edu with your poster session title, and specify whether it is a proposed enterprise, research project/question, or a consulting insight. The deadline for poster session registration has been extended to APRIL 13, 2016!