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SEA Conference Lecture: Creating Value in Life and From Art – Eradicating the Curse of the Starving Artist

Lisa Canning is an accomplished clarinetist and entrepreneur who created four multi-million dollar ventures and has performed with members of the Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Florida Symphony Orchestra and Milwaukee Symphony. Canning spent ten years as a faculty staff member at DePaul University in Chicago, where she developed a Career Development Course for Artistic Disciplines. She frequently speaks at events and gives workshops on entrepreneurship in the arts.

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Musician and entrepreneur Lisa Canning makes an argument for entrepreneurship in the arts, insisting that it is possible for artists to make their work profitable while making a meaningful artistic statement. She discusses the concept of “citizen scholarship” as it applies to the arts, encouraging audience members to identify their own social missions and examines how they can achieve them.

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February 2008
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