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Saturday, February 15
 

4:00pm PST

Welcome Party
As an attendee, you are automatically registered for the Welcome Party from 4pm - 6pm on Saturday, February 15, at UTA Artist Space (403 Foothill Road, Beverly Hills, CA 90210).

Saturday February 15, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
UTA Artist Space 403 Foothill Road, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
 
Sunday, February 16
 

8:30am PST

Registration/Mingle
Check-in begins at 8:30. Bagels, coffee, and tea provided.

Sunday February 16, 2020 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Theater 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

9:30am PST

Intervention
Marina Magalhães is a dance-and-change maker dedicated to building community through movement. She will use her experience designing and teaching movement-based classes for bodies of all ages and levels to facilitate awareness, connection, and warmth. Consistent in all of Magalhães's classes is an inclusive approach to movement that invites participants to take risks, express their creative selves, and connect with one another.

Speakers
avatar for Marina Magalhães

Marina Magalhães

Dancer, Choreographer
Marina Magalhães is a Los Angeles-based border-crosser, bridge-builder, and dance-and-change-maker from Brazil. She has shared her work throughout the US, Brazil, Cuba, Botswana, South Africa, Germany, and France, earning her a Theater Award for Best Choreography from LA Weekly... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 9:30am - 9:40am PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Theater 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

9:40am PST

Welcome Remarks
Welcome remarks by Art World Conference co-founders Dexter Wimberly, entrepreneur and independent curator, and Heather Bhandari, independent curator and co-author of Art/Work, the leading professional development guide for artists.

Speakers
avatar for Dexter Wimberley

Dexter Wimberley

Founder & CEO, Art World Conference
Dexter Wimberly is an independent curator and entrepreneur who has organized exhibitions and developed programs with galleries and institutions throughout the world, including The Third Line in Dubai; The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco; Koki Arts in Tokyo... Read More →
avatar for Heather Bhandari

Heather Bhandari

Program Director, Art World Conference
Heather Darcy Bhandari is an independent curator, a co-founder of The Remix, an adjunct lecturer at Brown University, a lead organizer of Forward Union, and a consultant to several for-profit and not-for-profit arts institutions. The second edition of her book, ART/WORK, was published... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 9:40am - 9:45am PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Theater 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

9:45am PST

Keynote
Keynote by Arthur Lewis, Creative Director, UTA Fine Arts and UTA Artist Space.

Lewis is a patron of the arts and a significant collector of both emerging artists and contemporary African-American Art and a member of the boards of the Hammer Museum at UCLA, The Underground Museum, and Prospect New Orleans, a member of the National Advisory Committee for the New Orleans African American Museum, and a Global Council member at the Studio Museum in Harlem. He joined UTA after serving as Executive Vice President of the New York Design Office for Kohl’s, where he oversaw product design and development. Lewis has also held executive leadership roles at HSN, Hautelook, and Gap Inc., where he focused on brand management, merchandising, and product development. Under his tenure, UTA has produced diverse exhibitions including two collaborative shows: one partnering with Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery and another with Mariane Ibrahim Gallery. He is a tireless advocate for artists and the arts community at large.

Speakers
avatar for Arthur Lewis

Arthur Lewis

Creative Director, UTA Fine Arts and UTA Artist Space
A patron of the arts and a significant collector of both emerging artists and contemporary African-American Art, Lewis is a member of the boards of the Hammer Museum at UCLA, The Underground Museum, and Prospect New Orleans, a member of the National Advisory Committee for the New... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 9:45am - 10:00am PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Theater 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

10:00am PST

Can Artists Support Themselves While Remaining True to Their Values?
In a field that often reiles on non-sustainable sources of support and subsidy, artists and arts institutions often have complicated relationships with money (and even when there is money, the current system frequently pushes artists from creative spaces into supporting roles). Regardless of how much or how little money there is, all forms of support produce tendencies and behaviors that can fundamentally impact your values and the form and content of your art. The repercussions are often unpredictable, raising such questions as: Can artists support themselves while keeping true to their values? Can artists reconcile ideals of creative control and social justice with their participation in an exploitative capitalist system? Edgar Arceneaux will present his work with New Financial Architectures for Creative Communities (NFACC) and lead a workshop about various forms of support and resources, allowing you to explore which are in sync with your temperament and values and which inspire new ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Edgar Arceneaux

Edgar Arceneaux

Artist, Director, Associate Professor, USC Roski School of Art and Design
@edgar_three">Edgar Arceneaux is an LA-based polymath working in the fields of art, performance, economic research, and community development. In projects such as Until, Until, Until... which reenacts Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 10:00am - 11:20am PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Theater 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

11:30am PST

Sustainability: On Currency, Value, and Solidarity
Cameron Shaw will facilitate a conversation on sustaining a fulfilling creative practice. Panelists, each of whom has an extensive and diverse background working inside and outside the visual art world, will address the economic realities of creative and financial stress. Key to this conversation are definitions of sustainability, consideration of multiple currencies within the art world, calculation of value, and a review of the growing use of the term solidarity economy. Panelists will share their observations, inspirations, notable trends, and visions for paths forward toward a more tenable future. 

Speakers
avatar for Cameron Shaw

Cameron Shaw

Deputy Director and Chief Curator, California African American Museum (CAAM)
Cameron Shaw joined the California African American Museum in September 2019 to guide the curatorial and education departments as well as marketing and communications. She was previously the executive director of New Orleans-based Pelican Bomb, a non-profit contemporary art organization... Read More →
avatar for Mario Ybarra Jr.

Mario Ybarra Jr.

Artist, Co-Founder, Slanguage Studio
Mario Ybarra Jr. is a Mexican-American conceptual artist born and raised in Los Angeles. His artwork operates as examinations of excluded social norms, often examining complete environments, histories, and narratives. His work has been featured in many prestigious venues including... Read More →
avatar for Allison Wyper

Allison Wyper

Artist, Artists Knowledge Manager, Center for Cultural Innovation
Artist Sustainability! Workshops and Consulting on a variety of business and professional development topics. I specialize in working with individual artists and small companies.
avatar for Anuradha Vikram

Anuradha Vikram

Writer, Curator, and Educator, Curative Projects
Anuradha Vikram is the Los Angeles-based author of Decolonizing Culture. She has guest-curated exhibitions for institutions including the Craft Contemporary (formerly CAFAM), the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Mills College Art Museum, and the DeYoung Museum Artist Studio... Read More →
avatar for Kibum Kim

Kibum Kim

Lawyer, Writer, Educator, Partner, Commonwealth and Council
Kibum  Kim is a lawyer and writer interested in the interactions of art, culture, politics, law, and business as well as the Program Director of Art Business at the Claremont Graduate University’s Center for Business & Management of the Arts. He specializes in art law and art market... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 11:30am - 12:20pm PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Theater 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

1:15pm PST

Intervention
Marina Magalhães is a dance-and-change maker dedicated to building community through movement. She will use her experience designing and teaching movement-based classes for bodies of all ages and levels to facilitate awareness, connection, and warmth. Consistent in all of Magalhães's classes is an inclusive approach to movement that invites participants to take risks, express their creative selves, and connect with one another.

Speakers
avatar for Marina Magalhães

Marina Magalhães

Dancer, Choreographer
Marina Magalhães is a Los Angeles-based border-crosser, bridge-builder, and dance-and-change-maker from Brazil. She has shared her work throughout the US, Brazil, Cuba, Botswana, South Africa, Germany, and France, earning her a Theater Award for Best Choreography from LA Weekly... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 1:15pm - 1:30pm PST
Taper Courtyard

1:30pm PST

Financial Literacy for Artists: Foundation for Growth
Participants will learn how to proactively lay the financial foundation to support an art practice. Dos and Don'ts, organization, compliance, budgeting, and cash flow will be discussed. This is a must for artists who have not thought seriously about studio finances and need a vital primer. It will also provide an effective refresher for artists who have explored these questions and are ready to recommit to their financial literacy. Participants will explore issues unique to artists in Los Angeles.

Speakers
avatar for Lorene Dixon

Lorene Dixon

President, The Bookkeeping Boutique, Inc.
Lorene Dixon is President of The Bookkeeping Boutique, Inc., a firm she co-founded in 2016 with Stefanie Gallaway. She has over 25 years of bookkeeping experience with a broad range of business types. With clients nationwide, Dixon is a California native, a graduate of UCLA, a supporter... Read More →



Sunday February 16, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Room A 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

1:30pm PST

The Artist's Guide to Starting a Business
Are you a full-time freelancer or have you reached critical capacity in your studio? Selecting the right business entity will protect your personal assets from any liability you may incur as a business owner (and may also offer you some significant tax advantages). But how do you structure your new entity? This workshop will explore the often confusing legal and tax benefits of the three most common buisness structures for artists: the sole proprietorship, the limited liability corporation (LLC), and the S corporation (S corp). We'll even discuss why it may or may not be a good idea to establish a 501(c)(3).

Speakers
avatar for James Walters

James Walters

Founding Partner, Walters & Skylar LLP
James Walters has over 40 years of experience in all facets of accounting, business, and financial development. He has extensive experience starting, owning, and operating business ventures, and brings this “owner’s” experience to his consulting work. Walters’ expertise includes... Read More →



Sunday February 16, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Room B 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

1:30pm PST

Budgets Are Your BFF
Although the completion of any project hinges on the careful procurement and allocation of resources, many artists create a budget only when required to by an outside source—and even arts institutions rely on years- (or decades-) old budgets to tackle a changing landscape and changing priorities. Sara Daleiden—a passionate advocate and wizard of budgeting—will share why creative budgeting is so crucial for artists at all stages of their careers. Starting with budgets as poems and outlines, she will guide participants through the crafting processes of compelling and workable budgets for themselves and others. Topics will include developing strategic partnerships, rethinking existing institutional budget lines, experimenting with income generation, and prioritize wealth for artists. Participants will leave with an understanding of how budgets can be roadmaps toward goals.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Daleiden

Sara Daleiden

Artist, Facilitator, Director, MKE-LAX
Sara Daleiden facilitates civic engagement within developing landscapes, exercising arts and cultural exchange strategies. With bases in Los Angeles and Milwaukee through her initiative MKELAX, she encourages local cultures to value neighborhoods, public space, civic art, entrepreneurship... Read More →



Sunday February 16, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Room C 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

1:30pm PST

Shifting Your Money Mindset! Becoming a Financially Empowered Artist
Artists and non-artists alike have relationships with money that result from personal histories, family dynamics, mindset, and other factors. A healthy, positive relationship with money is essential for anyone who wishes to invest the time and resources needed to reach or sustain their creative goals. Learning to manage money is a BIG part of managing an artistic career and maintaining productivity. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion designed to help you understand what it takes to reach your maximum financial potential and how to remove barriers that can short circuit your dreams.

Speakers
avatar for Miata Edoga

Miata Edoga

Actor, President/Founder, Abundance Bound
@abundancebound">Miata Edoga is an actor and the President and Founder of Abundance Bound, the premiere financial education company for creative entrepreneurs. She created The Artist’s Prosperity System™, which has provided thousands of artists with a step-by-step process to significantly... Read More →



Sunday February 16, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Theater 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

3:00pm PST

Financial Literacy for Artists: Addressing Debt and Building Credit
What does it mean to be financially healthy? Learn to navigate your financial life with creativity, clarity, and strength, and to create opportunities instead of responding to crisis. Using straightforward language, humor, and artist-centric tools, you will learn how to re-imagine your relationship to money and come to terms with debt, using your creativity to produce progress, solvency, stability, and security. This includes what you need to know to get smarter about how you spend, how you budget, what you save, and how to invest it properly once you're saving.

Speakers
avatar for Gianna Drake-Kerrison, CRPC®

Gianna Drake-Kerrison, CRPC®

First Vice President, Financial Advisor, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Since starting out in the financial services industry over 25 years ago, Drake-Kerrison has provided patient, proactive, and calm guidance to her clients through bull and bear markets, recessions, market corrections and the dot com and housing bubbles. She and her husband, Dee, founded... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 3:00pm - 4:20pm PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Room A 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

3:00pm PST

The Art of Negotiation
Do you start sweating when you hear the word negotiation? This workshop will help to demystify the barriers to agreement and ways to overcome them. It will include discussion of skills such as listening, communication, and persuasion; how to determine bargaining power; ethics; and the role of culture, gender, and race in negotiation. You will acquire a framework, tools, techniques, and skills to solve problems and negotiate for conditions you desire, both personally and professionally.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee

Attorney, Loeb & Loeb
Jessica Lee is a Partner in the Advanced Media & Technology practice at Loeb & Loeb, where she counsels clients on the privacy and intellectual property issues that arise when launching, marketing, and monetizing digital products and content. Named one of New York’s Notable Women... Read More →



Sunday February 16, 2020 3:00pm - 4:20pm PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Room B 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

3:00pm PST

Blockchain: Its Impact on Your Financial Future
From verification tools for provenance and authenticity to new approaches to curation and art-making, blockchain’s role in a changing art world is undeniable. This workshop, led by artist and educator Amy Whitaker, will get you up to speed on what blockchain is, why it is important to the art world, and how it could impact career sustainability and sales. Fractional ownership—made possible through blockchain technology—will be discussed as a way to bring equity to the art market. This workshop is appropriate for newcomers to blockchain and those with more experience with the topic.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Whitaker

Amy Whitaker

Author, Faculty Member, New York University
Amy Whitaker is an assistant professor in Visual Arts Administration at NYU. She has published in journals including Visual Resources, and her white paper on fractional equity for artists using blockchain was cited in The Art Newspaper, Artforum, Artsy, ArtsDaily, and Forbes. Her... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 3:00pm - 4:20pm PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Room C 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

3:00pm PST

Organizing and Protecting Your Legacy: The Why and How at All Career Points
Facing the future doesn't have to be overwhelming. This session, facilitated by Sarah Wendell Sherrill, will bring together a trust and estates lawyer and a foundation manager to discuss the why and how of legacy planning at all stages in a career. Organization, resources, and tools will be discussed in depth along with the emotional and values-based approaches to career documentation. While legacy planning is intrinsically connected to your goals around future remembrance, conservation, and finances, they will also discuss the immediate benefits of tracking and valuing your work and your process. Program in formation.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Wendell Sherrill

Sarah Wendell Sherrill

Co-Founder, Lobus
Sarah Wendell Sherrill is the co-founder of Lobus, the art world’s first operating system. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Noguchi Museum in New York, the advisory board at CESTA, a premier research center in the Digital Humanities at Stanford, and the Advancement... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mary Clare Stevens

Mary Clare Stevens

Artist, Executive Director, Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts
Mary Clare Stevens, Executive Director for the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, directs the vision of the Foundation with the Board of Directors, and oversees its programming, administration, and operations. For many years, she was Kelley’s studio manager and was a trustee of... Read More →
avatar for Leah Hokenson

Leah Hokenson

Vice President, Senior Estate Settlement Officer, Fiduciary Trust Company International
Leah Hokenson is a Vice President, Senior Estate Settlement Officer at Fiduciary Trust Company International. She is responsible for the administration of complex estates and trusts, including pre and post-mortem planning, tax and succession planning, reporting and valuation. She... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 3:00pm - 4:20pm PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Theater 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

4:30pm PST

Intervention
Marina Magalhães is a dance-and-change maker dedicated to building community through movement. She will use her experience designing and teaching movement-based classes for bodies of all ages and levels to facilitate awareness, connection, and warmth. Consistent in all of Magalhães's classes is an inclusive approach to movement that invites participants to take risks, express their creative selves, and connect with one another.

Speakers
avatar for Marina Magalhães

Marina Magalhães

Dancer, Choreographer
Marina Magalhães is a Los Angeles-based border-crosser, bridge-builder, and dance-and-change-maker from Brazil. She has shared her work throughout the US, Brazil, Cuba, Botswana, South Africa, Germany, and France, earning her a Theater Award for Best Choreography from LA Weekly... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 4:30pm - 4:40pm PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Theater 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

4:40pm PST

Audience Vs. Community: What Are You Building
Conversation with Daniel DeSure, Lauren Halsey, Megan Steinman, Six Sev examining definitions of audience and community, terms that are often used interchangeably yet hold meaningful difference, especially in relation to understandings of race, class, and reach. Participants will differentiate between the terms, discussing if and how they identify and sustain each one. They will share strategies, tools, and goals related to exposure, inclusion, participation, engagement, and expansion. Emphasis will be placed on how these approaches can be applied to an artist's studio, grassroots initiatives, and institutions. 

Moderators
avatar for Megan Steinman

Megan Steinman

Curator, Director, The Underground Museum

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Halsey

Lauren Halsey

Artist
Lauren Halsey is an artist born and raised in Los Angeles. Her new work is currently on view in a solo exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery. In 2019,  she was the subject of a solo exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris. She  has exhibited at institutions including The Hammer... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Desure

Daniel Desure

Creative Director, Entrepreneur, Commonwealth Projects
Daniel Desure is a creative director and entrepreneur who runs Commonwealth Projects, a creative agency that develops installations, books, and re-imagines brands for companies and organizations such as Nike, Saint Laurent, MOCA, and USC. In 2014, with collaborator Hassan Rahim, he... Read More →
avatar for Six Sev

Six Sev

Artist, Entrepreneur
Artist and entrepreneur Six Sev (born Elijah Simmons) hails from the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles. Inspired by the late Nipsey Hussle—who featured Sev’s designs in his Marathon store—Sev continues to work in and support the Crenshaw and Leimert Park communities. His musical... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 4:40pm - 5:30pm PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Theater 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

5:30pm PST

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Dexter Wimberley

Dexter Wimberley

Founder & CEO, Art World Conference
Dexter Wimberly is an independent curator and entrepreneur who has organized exhibitions and developed programs with galleries and institutions throughout the world, including The Third Line in Dubai; The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco; Koki Arts in Tokyo... Read More →
avatar for Heather Bhandari

Heather Bhandari

Program Director, Art World Conference
Heather Darcy Bhandari is an independent curator, a co-founder of The Remix, an adjunct lecturer at Brown University, a lead organizer of Forward Union, and a consultant to several for-profit and not-for-profit arts institutions. The second edition of her book, ART/WORK, was published... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 5:30pm - 5:35pm PST
Skirball Cultural Center: Theater 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049