CCA Sparks will support artists and designers who want to become entrepreneurs and freelance artists, by providing students with a co-curricular experience to learn business planning, concepts and proposal skills. Participants will be trained by Bay Area non-profit organization Intersection for the Arts.
January – May 2020
Consulting facilitation of strategic plan and development of business operations plan. Funded by the Hewlett Foundation. Current
Research project investigating new approaches to arts business models for real estate ownership in Oakland. Funded by Zellerabach Family Foundation, Rainin Foundation and California Arts Council. Current
Individual course development and instruction for professional dancers in the LEAP: Liberal Education for Arts Professionals program of Saint Mary's College. Students located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. Current
Congratulations to these lovely LEAP graduates celebrating at St. Mary’s College in May 2019!
Presented 13 week course to graduate and undergraduate students in the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business and Public Policy. Course presentations included guest instructors and a capstone presentation at Google Community Space. A professional development program of Intersection for the Arts. 2018 and program runs again in January 2020
Facilitated strategic planning committee, guided community meetings, engaged executive committee, and conducted online survey to aid alliance in identifying strategic priorities. 2018
Session 1: What Drives Your Music Business? Articulating Vision + Values = Mission. Session 2: Compose Your Business Pathway! Constructing a Business Model Canvas. 2018