“The Arts are for Everybody”: 10 Quotes That Inspired Us from Jane Chu, Former NEA Chair and Recipient of SMU’s Distinguished Alumni Award

NEA Chair Jane Chu The NEA thrived under Jane Chu’s leadership. (All photos by Kim Leeson)

Jane Chu earned a Master of Music degree from SMU and has spent her career in arts administration and philanthropy. During her four-year term (2014–18) as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, Chu traveled to all 50 states, visiting more than 400 arts organizations in 200 communities.

It was a bustling Homecoming weekend at SMU. The Division of Art hosted a conference that brought in experts in the field from around the world. Opera soared from the lobby. That morning, Jane Chu sat with the students of the joint M.A./M.B.A. (with Cox Business School) in Arts Management and M.M. in International Arts Management to chat about […]

A Texas-Sized Trip for One SMU Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship Class

30101265016_6d4ec6c9a1_zKathleen Gallagher is an Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship professor at SMU. Recently, Gallagher took her International Comparative Cultural Policy class to the State Fair of Texas in Fair Park. It might not seem like an obvious choice for a Cultural Policy class at first, but the visit was important to the theme built into the curriculum.

Professor Gallagher has designed the course around information literacy, which is defined as “the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.”  […]

Four Forward-Thinking (And Free) Workshops from a Renowned Author Gerald Klickstein

 

gerald-klicksteinOn Monday, November 14, Gerald Klickstein will be offering four free workshops to the SMU student body. Each 50-minute workshop will instruct students on how to develop their art how to get it funded and how to be forward-thinking and relevant in our rapidly changing society.

The SMU Meadows Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship department encourage all to attend.

Who is Gerald Klickstein?

A veteran performer and educator, Gerald Klickstein (@klickstein) has earned an international reputation for his integrated approach to artistic and professional development.

In 2012, he founded the Music Entrepreneurship and Career Center at the Peabody Conservatory, which helps rising musicians attain artistic and professional success. Previously, he was a member of the artist faculties of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, The University of Texas at San […]

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