You are invited to attend the first-ever San Jose Artists' Town Hall taking place on Saturday, September 13, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at San Jose City Hall, located at 200 East Santa Clara Street in downtown San Jose. Artists of all disciplines are welcome, including individuals in the performing, literary, visual, media, design, and architectural fields.
The San Jose Artists' Town Hall is a convening of artists and creative entrepreneurs from around the Silicon Valley. It is being sponsored under the auspices of the Creative Entrepreneur Project (CEP), a joint initiative of the San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs and the Center for Cultural Innovation that is investigating opportunities to make San Jose more "artist-friendly" place.
The San Jose Artists' Town Hall starts with a Plenary Session with introductory remarks by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and keynote featuring Richard Chuang, co-founder of animation giant PDI/DreamWorks and current CEP of PIC2. The findings of a recent survey of Silicon Valley Artists Resource Needs will also be presented by renowned research economist Ann Markusen of the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota, joined by Cora Mirikitani, President and CEO of the Center for Cultural Innovation. The afternoon will offer opportunities for informal networking and information exchange with a variety of funders, arts service providers, and other key resources for artists in San Jose.
A complimentary light lunch will be provided. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited so you must register in advance at the online link provided below:
Free Online Registration - Click here.