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Monday, October 15, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Make sure to take a look through all the upcoming activities and events happening in the coming weeks and months.  Here are just a few:  SEA has partnered with the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois to provide a free panel discussion for area college students and community artists on October 24th.  The CEO National Conference, November 1st through the 3rd, will have featured SEA track sessions. These art sessions start on Thursday at 1 PM and are included with your regular CEO conference registration.  The Chicago Artists Coalition also has a couple of programs in October and November that are sure to be very beneficial for artists. Registration is also now open for the 13th Annual SEA Conference in February.  Please make sure to check out all the different opportunities including the Juried College Art Competition, $1,000 Business Plan Pitch Competition, and Book Proposal Reviews. Scholarship information is also available.  Scholarships are limited and awarded in the order received, so don't wait!  For entry forms and more details on the conference, contests, and scholarships please visit
  Making it in the
Arts Panel   
Wednesday, October 24th
9:30 AM - Noon
College of DuPage
McAninch Arts Center (the mac) - Room 175
Fawell & Park Boulevards
Glen Ellyn, Illinois SEA is pleased to partner with the College of DuPage to provide a free panel discussion on making a living in the arts.  Join area graphic artists and photographers as they discuss what it takes to make it in today's economy.  The panel discussion will be followed by a networking reception.  This is a free event.

CEO Keynote Speaker Announced
SEA Regional Conference @ CEO National Conference  Lisa Nicole Bell - Filmmaker.Author.Entrepreneur Named a Woman Making A Difference by the Los Angeles Business Journal, Lisa Nicole Bell brings more than 10 years of relevant business experience to her role as the CEO of Inspired Life Media Group. Lisa and her team create media projects designed to move the social progress agenda forward. Partnering with brands like K-Swiss, Luna, and Bellaboo, Lisa is an international speaker, author, and contributor to the Business Beware television show reaching more than 23 million homes. American Entertainment magazine named Lisa a Speaker to Watch, and numerous outlets have honored her accomplishments. She holds a degree with honors in Business Law. Lisa and her work have been featured in dozens of media outlets including the Huffington Post, Forbes Woman, PBS, Under 30 CEO, FOX Small Business, and more. Learn more about Lisa at Don't miss Lisa's presentation on Saturday morning at the CEO National Conference. Additional speakers are listed on CEO's website.   

 Resource Spotlight:
 The Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship  Embracing the value art provides to develop innovative ideas, design, business and healthy communities is a vital and relevant reason for every person on this planet to receive an art education. And yet, as artists, we see and experience the daily struggle to find the necessary financial support which will ensure arts education can be sustainably delivered to everyone. The solution to this problem lies in the framework of STE[+a]M education; where science, technology, engineering, and math are joined with the arts. This approach to educating K-12, thanks to Chicago Arts Partnership in Education (CAPE), and others following in their footsteps, will ensure the future of the arts because interdisciplinary education fundamentally changes the way our children think; which profoundly helps them to advance in the world in brand new ways.  My name is Lisa Canning and I am the Executive Director of The Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship ( here in Chicago. For those of you who are not familiar with IAE, we just moved into a new space at 1821 W Hubbard ( and recently announced two partnership. The first with the University of California- San Diego ( and the second with Princess Taghrid's Institute for Arts and Handicrafts in Amman, Jordan. The goal of our partnerships is to advance adult education to shape and prepare artists, technology and science researchers with the leadership and business skills to be successful in our 21st Century global market. We seek to educate and place the highest level of artists into interdisciplinary work inside of corporations and science labs~ as well as into their own businesses.  IAE is now offering 7 courses to deliver the training we believe every 21st Century artist needs. All our courses are accredited through UCSD's Accreditation Board - the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) ensuring the high level of instruction is met and maintained. Our goal is to prove that arts based learning, when embedded into other high-stakes-for-profit disciplines, has profound economic benefit; as well as establish a new professional pursuit for artists to be well paid and highly regarded in new ways.  Additionally, we believe that a global perspective in the arts and cultural sector is increasingly required to excel in today's highly connected world. Which is why in the fall of 2013 we are rolling out our first international educational partnership with Princess Taghrid's Institute for Arts and Handicrafts Development in Amman, Jordan. ( Our goal will be to create online interactive educational coursework for our students to collaborate with other cultures; as well as exchange programs for our students to be able to take our courses and immerse themselves creatively in another culture.  If our missions, vision, and values speak to you, I would like to personally invite you into our growing community. Our classes start with a 3- day intensive. The next one is from January 4-6, 2013. This single course is our only pre-requisite to take any of the rest of our course offerings. Our accredited course work is really affordable so that it can be an easy decision for you to participate. I would be happy to hear from you and to chat further about our program and to answer any questions you may have. You can reach me directly at To learn more about the Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship and our courses go to Click on Chicago Classes or better yet, pick up the phone and call or text me 847.774.2938.     

  CAC Spotlight:
20/20 ARTiculate
Saturday, October 27th from 11 AM - 3 PM
  20/20 is a new series of 1-on-1 consulting sessions for artists to meet individually with industry experts and sharpen specific career goals and skills. Taking place four times over the year, each 20/20 session is dedicated to a particular topic, including: proposal writing and artist statements; career planning and time management; legal, business and taxes; and contracts and negotiations. Each session begins with a short panel discussion, followed by 20 minute individualized consultations that attendees must register for in advance.  Participants have the option of registering for the panel discussion only, or the panel plus an individualized consultation. The series is open to artists of all disciplines.  20/20 ARTiculate is the first in the 4-part series, focusing on how to professionally articulate and present work for grants, proposals or the media, and how to capture and keep the attention of arts writers.

Consultants include: Esther Grimm (Executive Director, 3Arts), Encarnation Teruel (Director of Visual Arts, Media Arts, and Multi-Disciplinary Programs, Illinois Arts Council) Franck Mercurio (Consultant, curator, writer, and editor Time Out Chicago and more), Alicia Eler (Writer and consultant), Cynthia Quick (Director of Communications, Ragdale Foundation)Fiscal Sponsorship & Artist Resources with Artspire and New York Foundation for the ArtsTuesday, November 6th from 6 PM - 7:30 PM$5 CAC Members / $10 General Public Are you looking for new ways to fund your projects or access resources and opportunities beyond Chicago? This step-by-step session with Eleanor Whitney (Program Officer for Fiscal Sponsorship at Artspire) will equip artists with the tools they need to submit a strong proposal for NYFA's fiscal sponsorship program, and just in time for the winter deadline. Learn more about Artspire at Discover  more Art.Business.Create. To register for either program, please click here. 

 USASBE Conference in San Francisco
United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
January 10th - 13th, 2013
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
What's New, What Works:  In the Classroom and on the StreetThe USASBE Annual Conference, which takes place each January, is the largest academic event with a single emphasis on entrepreneurship. The USASBE conference offers attendees the unique opportunity to network with other professionals in the field of entrepreneurship and to learn from the many outstanding speakers, presentations and workshops on advances in the field.  The conference draws over 500 attendees from 52 states and territories within the USA and 36 foreign countries.  Registrants are able to select from over 100 pre-conference, plenary, competitive paper, workshop, and case sessions. In addition, there are 30 companies exhibiting their products and services which range from small business suppliers, universities, publishers, and large corporate entities.  Please visit the USASBE 2013 Conference website to register for the 2013 Conference. 

 Digital Dossiers
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Please don't hesitate to contact our office with any questions or suggestions. Please note that all dates and speakers are subject to change. Sincerely,

Amy Rogers


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