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Mason Arts at Home
Alumni Cocktails and Conversation: Artist Entrepreneurs
Monday, Feb 22, 2021 7:00pm
The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Alumni Cocktails and Conversations with Dean Rick Davis returns with three new events in spring 2021. The live, digital conversations showcase CVPA alumni across the world in addition to career resources for multiple art forms and roles in the arts. For the Monday, February 22 event, artist entrepreneurs discuss how they applied their Mason arts training in successful business ventures in the arts and beyond. The featured guests will include Akande (School of Theater), Founder and CEO of Unforgettable Main Events; Sarah Bright (Arts Management), Owner of The Bright Solutions; AJ Faraj (School of Theater), Co-founder of WadiTek; and Soloman Jagwe (School of Art), Co-founder of Sowl Studies. Creative industry careers are arguably some of the most challenging in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new level of uncertainty. Whether you’re a freelancer losing work, a teacher adapting to virtual instruction, or an arts administrator canceling or reimagining programming, we face new challenges but also opportunities to conduct our work in new ways. Hear from industry experts within the CVPA community about how they are thriving and moving forward in their careers.