Arts Management Alumni in Conversation with CVPA Dean Rick Davis

Posted: May 12, 2020 at 1:37 pm, Last Updated: May 12, 2020 at 1:44 pm

Alumni Cocktails and Conversations with the Dean: New Realities in the Business of the Arts

Marketing and fundraising are competitive in normal times, but arts organizations of all sizes face tremendous challenges during and after the COVID-19 outbreak. Join your fellow alumni to share strategies and opportunities for sustaining operations during this unprecedented time.

Scheduled alumni panelists include Jenn Harris (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company), Hilary Judis (Studio Theatre), Erika Scott (Ford’s Theater), and Emily Travis (Theater Development Fund).

Posted by College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University on Monday, May 11, 2020

Alumni from Mason’s Arts Management Program joined the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Rick Davis. as part of new virtual programming #MasonArtsAtHome. Part of an ongoing series of Alumni Cocktails and Conversations, the topic this week was New Realities in the Business of the Arts. Each participant shared some of the important work and personal reflections for the moment, focused on the lasting impact Covid-19 on artists and arts organizations.

Hilary Judis (Arts Management)
Location: Washington, DC
Director of Marketing and Communications, Studio Theatre

Erika Scott (Arts Management)
Location: Washington, DC
Artistic Programming Manager, Ford’s Theatre

Carla Thomas McGinnis (Arts Management)
Location: Washington, DC
Assistant Director of Council Operations and Museum Initiatives
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution

Emily Travis ( Arts Management)
Location: New York, NY
Marketing Manager, Theater Development Fund

Jenn Harris (School of Theater)
Location: Washington, DC
General Manager, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company