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MetLife Foundation

theatre Bay Area

Presents Two Forums on Arts and Workforce Development

Arts & Business Nurturing Innovation for Today and Tomorrow

Tuesday, May 22
1:00 – 3:15 p.m. – Forum I
3:30 – 5:30 pm – Forum II
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street @ 3rd, San Francisco

Join Bay Area arts, business and civic leaders for an afternoon of knowledge-sharing, discussion and idea development on the subject of arts and workforce development. Learn best practices and innovative ways to encourage the evolution and implementation of arts-based learning both in the schools and the corporate community.

Forum I: Arts Education—Developing Creative People for a Changing Economy
Explore the role of arts education in developing the workforce of the future.
Moderator: Sabrina Klein, Creative Education Consulting;
Panelists: Joe Landon, Policy Director, California Alliance for Arts Education;
Judy Nemzoff, Program Director, Community Arts and Education, San Francisco Arts Commission;
Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, Poet, Instructor, Laney Community College;
Matin Abel-qawi, Principal, East Oakland School for the Arts;
Andrew Nance, Conservatory Director, New Conservatory Theatre Center;
Katrina Woodworth, SRI, Int., Center for Education Policy.

Forum II: Arts and the Workplace—Making Innovation Central to the Work Environment
Learn how arts-based learning, participation in the arts and an art-filled workplace serves
to place creativity and innovation at the center of the business environment.
Moderator: Brad Erickson, Executive Director, Theatre Bay Area;
Panelists: Dr. Anne W. Smith, Arts Administration professor;
Ms. Jeremy Stone, Principal, Business Matters in the Visual Arts;
Harvey Seifter, Program Director, Creativity Connection, Arts & Business Council of Americans for the Arts;
Chris Sams, Director of Corporate Programs, BATS Improv.

Tickets: $30 for each forum; Non-profits, $25 per forum.

For more information or to register, go to www.theatrebayarea.org or call 415-978-ARTS (2787).

Both forums are made possible through the generous support of MetLife Foundation and is part of the Arts & Business Council of Americans for the Arts’ MetLife Foundation National Arts Forum Series.

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