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Category: Industry Immersion

The Los Angeles Immersion Trip Opened My Mind and Expanded my Post-Grad Ambitions

by Thomas WallOn a trip that took us from Steven Spielberg’s private screening room, inside the headquarters for one of the country’s top talent agencies, and backstage during a live taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live, it’s understandably difficult to pick just one or two of the most impactful moments for me. The entire trip was

MSLCE Hits the San Francisco Tech + Arts Scene

By Yayun WangThe MSLCE Trip brought us together in San Francisco to enjoy five days of corporate visits, an alumni reception, and open networking. We met and networked with industry leaders and gained newfound experiences and knowledge across the creative industries.

MSLCE NYC Trip: Finding My Story, Philosophy and Community

by Matt MeadeSpring sunlight shined as we walked through Midtown Manhattan to our first site visit at the offices of Kevin McCullum’s theatrical and media producing company. Alchemation is unique and fresh — just like Kevin’s approach to life and leadership. As an orphaned child from Hawaii who transitioned from actor to producer, Kevin stressed

Industry Immersion Trip Offers MSLCE Students a Chance to Network with Some of New York’s Key Industry Players

By Joshua BaggettAfter a busy winter quarter, the cohort went up, up, and away for our respective immersion trips to New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. All three destinations offered one-of-a-kind professional networking experiences with many of today’s top creative companies and organizations. As someone with a background in theatre and live production, I

New York’s Non-Profit Theatres Come Together for Annual Internship Fair

By Joshua BaggettEach year in early March, dozens of New York’s non-profit theatres gather for a meet and greet with students looking to land an internship in arts administration. The annual event, hosted by the theatre advocacy organization Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (or A.R.T. for short), connects students of all backgrounds with over 50

A “Year Of Power”: MSLCE Visits Chicago Humanities Festival

By Brenna C. CroninThe MSLCE cohort was warmly greeted by a six-member team at the Chicago Humanities Festival offices last week. With the sound of hammering and drilling in the air, the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is the definition of a vibrant and expanding arts nonprofit, full of impact and growth—literally!

Leaders Rising, Dispatches from the SphinxConnect Conference

By Claudia EncinasAs MSLCE students, we often have the opportunity to dive deeply into the inner workings of many different arts organizations. We look at them through various lenses and strive to understand how and why they achieve success (or don’t).

Non-Profit Arts Engagement’s Collaborative Role in Influencing Cultural Change

By Aimee OrtegaTheater number three in the historic Harper Theater, located off of Harper Avenue in Hyde Park, was filled to capacity a few weeks ago as an audience of community members, students, scholars, artists came together to see a free screening of the Emmy nominated documentary and Sundance Film Festival winner, American Promise.

MSLCE Students Gain Insight Into Non-Profit Theatre World, “Experience Economy” at Goodman Theatre

By ALYSSA HOLCOMB A select group of MSLCE students, accompanied by EPICS staff Mandi Glowen and Jonah Zeiger, recently took a site visit of the Goodman Theatre, Chicago’s largest (and oldest) non-profit theatre. The cohort met with John Collins, General Manager, and Kate Welham, Senior Director of Institutional Giving and Development Operations, in a two-hour