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Friday and Saturday, April 5 & 6, 2014
Leadership in the Arts Summit UH Alumni Center

Supported by the Houston Endowment, the Leadership in the Arts Summit invites artists, arts professionals, students, faculty, funders, philanthropists, community members and potential partners to convene and chart a course for the future of Houston’s arts community.

The Spring 2014 Summit will focus on where we are now and how we got here. Particular focus will be on establishing common terminology, current trends in arts metrics and assessment, and how cross-sector partnerships and collaborations play an increasing role in current arts practice. The Summit will feature speakers and research, but allow for dialogue and local exchange.

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Profiles in Leadership launches in Arts + Culture: Texas.  Inaugural interview with Selven O'Keef Jarmon can be seen in print or online.  A few of the photos from the reception can be seen here.

Center Director Sixto Wagan was interviewed by Kyoung H. Park, leader of the Cultural Democracy and Representation Team for The Brooklyn Commune Project, one of a series of interviews to address issues of diversity and social inclusion in contemporary performing arts.

UH is the Houston Screening Site for the 2013 Creative Time Summit.

Video of the UH Arts 2013 Open House - A Taste of the Arts which included the Center for Arts Leadership.

Fleurette Fernando, director of the M.A. in Arts Leadership, and Sixto Wagan, director of the Center for Arts Leadership are quoted in Culture Map Houston’s article on the College’s Arts Leadership Initiative, University of Houston launches graduate program to train leaders in the arts. Glasstire's take on the new initiative.

Announcements for the Center and the appointment of Director Sixto Wagan appeared in The Daily Cougar, Houston Culturemap, Houston Chronicle and on Glasstire.  

Read The Daily Cougar's article about The Houston Endowment $1.5 million investment in UH Arts and the Center for Arts Leadership here.