Join Champlain College faculty member Al Larsen and guests for an engaging conversation around the future of creativity in Vermont and beyond. Thought leaders from the fields of art, music, innovation and business will take up issues affecting creative professionals in a panel discussion titled “Future of the Creative Industries” to be held Wednesday, February 25th at 7:00 p.m. in Champlain College’s Alumni Auditorium at 375 Maple Street. Admission is free and open to the public.
The evening aims for inquiry into the creative industries along several lines, including the forces driving compensation, professional stability, audience-building, innovation and expression; the near-future in terms of business models, infrastructure, policy and best practices; and how creative workers can advocate for a vibrant creative economy in Vermont.
Panelists are Kevin Erickson of Washington, DC-based advocacy group Future of Music Coalition, Anni Mackay, founder and director of BigTown Gallery and BigTown Projects in Rochester, VT Michael Jager of Solidarity of Unbridled Labor, and Dr. Jenifer Vincent, Associate Professor in Champlain’s Stiller School of Business. Lars Hasselblad Torres, director of Burlington’s Generator Makerspace, will moderate the discussion.
The event is sponsored by Champlain College, Division of Communication and Creative Media and the Creative Media BFA program.
Alan Larsen, Program Director, BFA in Creative Media, Champlain College
Champlain College, Burlington, VT