Bradshaw Conference | "LA as Lab: Innovation in Arts and Culture"

March 28, 2015 9am-6pm

Balch Auditorium, Scripps College
1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont CA 91711

Some of the most interesting innovations in the arts and culture sectors in the world are happening in Los Angeles right now. Why is Los Angeles such an incubator of innovation? Is what is happening in Los Angeles happening elsewhere?

To celebrate the first decade of the Arts Management and Museum Studies programs at Claremont Graduate University, the School of Arts & Humanities, with generous support from the Thornton F. Bradshaw Programs and Endowment Fund, is hosting a one day conference.

The conference will feature cutting edge models and projects in the arts sector in Los Angeles, stimulating discussion on how Los Angeles arts and cultural organizations are innovating in the field, transforming theory into practice.

Steven Tepper, Dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

John Echeveste, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Philippe Vergne, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Christina Yu Yu, Director, USC Pacific Asia Museum

Sasha Anawalt, Associate Professor and Director, USC Annenberg Master's Program in Arts Journalism
Gerlie Collado, CGU Arts Management '14, Arts Program Associate, The James Irvine Foundation
Juan Devis, Sr. Vice President of Content Development and Production, KCETLink
Kate Johnston, Designer, The Women's Center for Creative Work
Amy Kitchener, Executive Director, Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Julia Meltzer, Artist
Yuval Sharon, Artistic Director, The Industry
Alissa Walker, President/Co-founder, de Lab
Sarah Williams, Producer, The Women's Center for Creative Work
with more to be announced.

Registration is required.
For current schedules, registration information, and directions, visit

Bradshaw flyer revised


Balch Auditorium, Scripps College Claremont