TOPIC: "How Arts and Cultural Organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region use technology to increase awareness; as well as forward creative enterprise models to more sustainable models?"
#ArtsTechPhilly for its event of the fall season will host an open format juried panel discussion highlighting local intersections of the arts, science and tech sectors and ways in which collaborative projects and business are establishing these relations.This first event is to open the dialogue for discussion of how Philadelphia's creative economy is using technology to further its awareness.
What impact has social media had on creative enterprises and the arts? What stigmas surround the use of social media by creative companies today? How have you as a creative professional used these technologies? Can technology help achieve sustainability for an institution?
To shed light on such questions a panel of local creative professionals will share their perspectives. Questions are welcome during this panel discussion.
Thaddeus Squire-Founder & Managing Executive Director-Greater Philadelphia Culture Works
THADDEUS SQUIRE founded Culture Works Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia's first Management Services Organization dedicated to the arts, heritage, and creative industries. As a curator, consultant, writer, and producer, Thaddeus has worked across a wide variety of disciplines, from history and heritage to the fine and performing arts. His particular interest is in building creative collaborations and new business models for the cultural and creative industries.
Rashid Zakat- Creative Director-SoulAquatics (Dream Factory)
Rashid Zakat is a filmmaker, art director and an advocate for those blessed with short attention spans. In addition to being the Creative Director of the SoulAquatics creative label, he is the Art Director for Wejetset, a modern travel store and co-founder the Free Film Collective, a group of filmmakers that regularly create and distribute work. He has created work for Nike, NBC, Comcast Accenture and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism & Marketing Corporation.
Todd Hestand-Programming and Marketing Coordinator of the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy& Founder of creative tech-start up Side Arts, a licensing and CRM platform for visual artists.
Todd spent four years as a management consultant for a boutique agency working with Fortune 1000 clients as well as four years with a major market research organization. His spare time is dedicated to creating and promoting visual arts.
This first introductory panel will feature key questions posed to the above represented panel, a Q&A will follow the conclusion of the topic as discussed by these panelists.
Special thanks to #ArtsTechPhilly member- Pam Reagan for being our sponsor venue. If you or your office is interested in hosting a #ArtsTechPhilly event please feel free to email [masked].