OUT - ARTTABLE PROGRAM
Monday, April 14, 2003, 6-9PM
The New York ArtCorps Committee Presents:
A SURVIVAL KIT FOR CHALLENGING TIMES IN THE ARTS
with Geri Thomas, Thomas & Associates
and Susan Koblin Schear, ArtIsIn
Join us for a lively discussion with ArtTable members Geri
Thomas and Susan Koblin Schear, both expert management
consultants who will give us practical advice on how to
take charge of your career in these challenging economic
times. Examine trends in the arts and business environment
that are affecting the job market and learn how to turn
them into an advantage. Identify opportunities inside institutions;
how to create strategic alliances and partnerships; new
growth areas for consultancies; how to reposition your business.
What are your core competencies and what additional skills
do you need to remain competitive in the marketplace? Discover
how can you leverage opportunity when faced with a shrinking
budget for a project. How you can take your career in a
new direction and embrace change. Learn to think like an
entrepreneur - set a new goal and map out a game plan. Practice
the art of creative networking!
ARTISIN, LLC specializes in "leading the arts to
creative business solutions." Susan Koblin Schear founded
the company to offer comprehensive business development
and management services to arts organizations, arts related
businesses and artists. Her visionary strengths, participation
and passion allow her to be resourceful and provide links
to partners inside and outside the arts and culture community
while creating and expanding economic opportunities that
are mutually beneficial and reciprocal. Her work in evolving
and changing communities benefits her clients by customizing
services and providing all aspects of business and strategic
planning, marketing, branding and identity. She also focuses
on collaborative development, needs assessment, community
development and outreach. Ms. Schear serves as an active
member on several boards. She chairs the steering committee
for the Arts and Business Council National Arts Marketing
Project (NAMP), and has been recently asked to serve on
a newly developed NYFA steering committee. She frequently
provides workshops and seminars to various nonprofit and
industry specialty groups and associations. She is currently
teaching at Pratt Institute and has also taught at NYU's
School of Continuing and Professional Studies and F.I.T.
She has published articles she has written on these same
Geri Thomas is President of Thomas & Associates,
an innovative firm that offers staffing, consulting and
training programs for museums and art businesses nationwide.
Her popular workshops include Empowering Leadership; Management
and High-level Communication Skills for Arts Professionals;
and Creative Recruiting. Before starting her own firm, Geri
was Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Jewish
Museum in New York; part of the initial planning team for
the new national museum in New Zealand; and has developed
and toured numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally.
She is Adjunct Professor at NYU's School of Continuing and
Professional Studies, teaching Museum Management and Fundraising
for the Arts. She is co-chair of the Mid-Atlantic Museum
Association's Annual Meeting to be held in Newark this year.
This program is organized by Geri Thomas, Susan Koblin Schear
and Vida Schreibman.
The Sackler Center for Arts Education at The Solomon R.
1071 Fifth Avenue (between 88th and 89th Streets)
The Sackler Center for Arts Education (SCAE) is located
on the Lower Level of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Enter through the side (staff) entrance on 89th Street.
Sign in at the Security Desk then take the elevators to
"B". Proceed through the double glass doors into the SCAE
to the New Media Theater.
By Subway: To reach the museum by subway, take the 4, 5,
or 6 train to 86th Street. Walk west on 86th Street, turn
right at 5th Avenue and proceed north to 89th Street.
By Bus: To reach the museum by bus, take the M1, M2, M3,
or M4 bus on Madison- or Fifth Avenue.
Monday, April 14, 2003, 6-9PM.
Light refreshments will be served in the reception area
outside the New Media Theater entrance from 6:00-6:30PM.
Session begins at 6:30PM.
$15 special guests of Geri Thomas, Thomas & Associates,
Please click here and fill in the
form and email or fax back to Geri Thomas directly.
Please make checks payable to ArtTable and bring them
along the night of the program.
Geri Thomas, President
Thomas & Associates, Inc.