Arts Leadership for a New Era

April 24-26, 2014

In conjunction with the launch of its innovative new Arts Leadership (ARTL) Program, USC announces the first annual Arts Leadership Symposium hosted by ARTL Program Director Kenneth Foster. The symposium will focus on the unique challenges facing the arts in the 21st century and the leadership required to meet those challenges.

Opening Performance featuring the Kronos Quartet
Thursday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium

The renowned Kronos Quartet presents a performance and discussion with ARTL Director Ken Foster celebrating its 40th anniversary as one of the world’s most innovative performance ensembles.

Admission is free. RSVP required.
USC Students, Staff and Faculty: To RSVP, click here.
General Public: To RSVP, click here.

The Symposium
Friday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Rosen Family Screening Theater (Room 227)
Tutor Campus Center

ARTL Director Ken Foster presents a daylong symposium on the challenges facing arts in the 21st century. Featured speakers to include:

Janet Cowperthwaite, Managing Director, Kronos Quartet
David Harrington, Artistic Director, Kronos Quartet
Mark Allen, Founder and Director, The Machine Project Los Angeles
Chris Rountree, Founder and Director, Wild Up
The inaugural Fellows of the USC International Artist Fellowship Program

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ARTL Live!
Saturday April 26, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Music Center, Room G156

ARTL Director Ken Foster presents a mashup of talks and conversations. Engage with future arts leaders – graduate students currently enrolled in the ARTL Program – as they share their observations, innovations and ideas about the current state of the arts.

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