About The Center for Arts Entrepreneurship
The Center for Arts Entrepreneurship
Under the leadership of Steve Wilson, chair of the Department of Music, and Zuill Bailey, Grammy Award winning cellist and artistic director, the Center for Arts Entrepreneurship (CAE), has been designed to prepare music and other creative arts students for successful careers in the 21st century.
Opening in fall 2017 on the UTEP campus, this exciting new center was created by UTEP and El Paso Pro-Musica to engage students in projects and workshops geared toward resume enhancement, creating digital portfolios, audience development, and performance opportunities.
In 2017-18, the center will offer a series of weeklong artist-in-residence workshops with world-renowned musicians that will allow UTEP music students to have up-close, meaningful interactions with them.
The center will also host workshops on working with the media and job interviewing, and will sponsor innovation grants to support students’ capstone projects.
In addition to these incredible opportunities, the center will offer the following:
- Seminars for music majors who don’t have room in their degree plans for additional courses to cover arts entrepreneurship content in shorter formats.
- Support for research and creative activities related to the state of the arts in the next century, including film music, gaming, and other technology, such as development of apps.
- Outreach activities between UTEP arts programs and community partners including school districts, museums and professional arts organizations: El Paso Symphony Orchestra, the El Paso Opera and El Paso Pro Musica.
- Guest lectures, recitals, and special events that promote entrepreneurship in the arts.
- Relationship building to help the arts work together in unprecedented ways including collaborations with other institutions of higher education to create innovative scholarship/research/creative activities.
- Opportunities for multiple artist-in-residency programs annually. These residencies will allow UTEP students the opportunity to observe the performing life of successful 21st-century chamber musicians and experience behind-the-scenes activities required to run a modern arts organization. These include marketing, grant writing, social media, development, interacting with media, audience development, community engagement, and working in a variety of performing venues.