Fourth Annual Wisconsin Emerging Arts Leaders Conference

*Press release from Arts Wisconsin*

Join us for this exciting event, and, please spread the word to others who would be interested!

What’s Your Journey?: Wisconsin Emerging Arts Leaders 4th Annual Summit
a Creative Conversation for Wisconsin’s young arts and creative leaders

Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 10 am – 4 pm | RedLine Milwaukee, 1422 North 4th Street, Milwaukee
Presented by Arts Wisconsin with generous support from RedLine Milwaukee
With additional support from the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee Artists Resource Network,
Wisconsin Arts Board and Americans for the Arts

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The newest generation of Wisconsin arts and creative leaders will gather with colleagues and peers at the Wisconsin Emerging Arts Leaders 4th Annual Summit, to be held at RedLine Milwaukee on Tuesday, November 9, 2010. Arts Wisconsin, the premier organization speaking up and working for the arts, arts education and creative economy statewide, will bring together Wisconsin’s young arts leaders to tell their stories and talk about the issues and hot topics in the arts, community and creative economy that they care about. The Summit will feature panel presentations, breakout roundtables and lots of great conversation and questioning, networking and learning. Attendees will also get the opportunity to experience RedLine Milwaukee, a unique arts and environment community space for inspiration and creativity.
For more information and to register, go to

EVENT SCHEDULE (subject to additions and changes):
9am: Registration, Coffee, Conversation

10:00am: Welcome and Introductions

10:30am: Panel discussion – It’s not the destination, it’s the journey
What does it mean to live and work creatively in these times? Artists, performers and creative entrepreneurs talk about their journeys making a life and making a living in the arts – expectations, realities, successes, challenges, lessons learned, and ideas for emerging leaders

12:00noon: Lunch and keynote speaker: Scarlett Swerdlow
Scarlett Swerdlow directs advocacy and communications at Arts Alliance Illinois (,
the statewide arts advocacy and service organization promoting the value of the arts to all residents of Illinois. She’s also a member of Americans for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Council, a national leadership council which identifies and cultivates the next generation of arts leaders in America.
1:30pm: Panel discussion – Resources for the journey
People, organizations and networks emerging leaders should know about and connect with along the way

3:00pm: Breakout roundtables on topics of interest

4pm: Conference ends/Evening begins

EVENT DETAILS: Registration fee for this event (including all conference materials, coffee, lunch, and refreshments) is $30.
Go to for the schedule and registration details.

QUESTIONS? Contact Arts Wisconsin, 608 255 8316 |

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