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Twelfth Night with the Public Theater

By Adrian AleaThis summer, I have had the opportunity to act as the Community Impact Coordinator for The Public Theater’s Public Works production of Twelfth Night which featured  a community ensemble of over 100 artists from all five Boroughs of New York City. It’s been beautiful to see how the community ensemble has transformed over

Stepping Through the Lookingglass

By Nick RomanThis summer, I am honored to serve as the Administrative Intern for the Education & Community Programs department with the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago. Day-to-day responsibilities include providing support for four different theatre education camps over the summer, drafting newsletters and performance programs, audience engagement content, and completing tasks “on the fly”-

Hollywood PR Opportunities with PMG

By Danny BittkerLiving and working in Hollywood has presented some amazing opportunities! I’m spending the summer interning for Platform Media Group (PMG), a national public relations, event marketing, production, and media firm. The company represents clients across the film and television industry as well as corporate clients like restaurants, bars, and wineries.

Students Explore Leadership Styles in Leading Creative Teams

By Nick RomanIntelligence quotient (IQ) is always a hot topic of conversation surrounding academic pioneers of society. Heroes of groundbreaking discoveries historically have had a high IQ, but what about their emotional quotient (EQ) or emotional intelligence? Research shows that those with a high EQ tend to be successful leaders in their respective sectors. The

Learning the Nuances of Managing Nonprofits

By Tate GloverThis quarter I had the opportunity to take Cultural Nonprofits with Professor Larissa Buchholz. The class walked through the key elements for running and understanding nonprofit organizations, and operated as an introduction to the nonprofit arts sector. Throughout the course we worked with the Hyde Park Arts Center, presenting them with suggestions for

MSLCE Students Build Marketing Plans with Professor Rick Kolsky

By Charlie WeinOn the first day of class, Professor Rick Kolsky asked the MSLCE students: “What is marketing?”. Various answers were given: “showcasing a product” “building a social media strategy” “designing advertisements”. After several answers, Professor Kolsky replied with a resounding “No!”. From there on, students spent the next 10 weeks with Professor Kolsky as

NuVention Arts: MSLCE Students Learn What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur

By Poorvi Nair Ensemble: bringing concerts to your homeCreative Connect: Providing a platform for upcoming talentThe Seen: An App that lets you see all the events happening around you, and who’s going to itThese were a few of the amazing start-up ideas that came out of the NuVention: Arts course this past Spring Quarter. Taught by the

MSLCE Students Measure Public Engagement at The Block Museum of Art

In preparing for the professional world of creative enterprises, MSLCE students constantly take into account the challenges that creative organizations face-such as low attendance figures and box office sales. To develop keen awareness to these trends and strategize ways to increase engagement, Dr. Jennifer Novak-Leonard’s engagement with Public Culture course gave students hands-on experience in

MSLCE Explores the Edge of Fringe with Shona McCarthy

By Charlie WeinBy its nature, the world of art is abstract. There’s no right or wrong form of artistic style and everyone has the right to express their work in whichever way they like. For a performing artist, the hardest part is finding a means of getting their work out for the public to see,