The conference will be held 8:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. at Reynolda House, Museum of American Art, followed by a reception from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). The public is invited to attend, but registration is required.
More than 30 professionals from various fields including the visual, performing and literary arts, arts-related business, arts management, law and accountancy will lead panel and small group discussions to help aspiring writers, musicians, illustrators, dancers and actors discover how to make livings as professional
Other notable speakers include novelist John Ehle, who was instrumental in the founding of the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA); actress Rosemary Harris, whose credits include Broadway, television and movie roles, including that of Aunt May in the Spider-Man movies; Elliot McGucken, author, expert in controlling the use of intellectual property published on the Internet, and professor of physics and programming at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Preston Lane, co-founder and artistic director of Triad Stage; Doug Borwick, composer and nationally recognized educator in arts and not-for-profit management; Dale Pollock, feature film producer and dean of the NCSA School of Filmmaking; and Gerald Freedman, award-winning director of theater and television and dean of the NCSA School of Drama.
To register for the conference, call 336-758-5900 or go to www.reynoldahouse.org. Cost is $35, $30 for students and Reynolda House members. The cost of registration includes lunch and the reception.