Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 11 a.m. (CST)
ONLINE / ZOOM
Did you know that the Arts and Culture Industry generates $6.1 billion of the Texas economy? Or that 1 in 15 Texans are employed in creative careers?
Business maven Gay Gaddis—accomplished entrepreneur, author, artist, and McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame award winner—has long championed the arts as a leader of the Texas Cultural Trust, member of Texas Women for the Arts, and Chairman of the Texas Business Leadership Council. As founder of T3, an innovative advertising agency, Gay has employed thousands of artists, writers, photographers, and other creatives. Her teams have won countless national and international creative awards and recognition. Like other Texas luminaries in both the private and creative sectors, Gay understands how the arts play a critical role in our state’s economy, creating jobs, generating significant tax revenue, boosting tourism, attracting businesses, and revitalizing communities. And that’s just the start of it!
Join us for a virtual conversation and Q&A, moderated by Tom Foster, Texas Monthly Editor-at-Large, to discover what all Texans should know about the business of the arts and the art of business. A behind-the-scenes tour of Gay’s private art studio, gorgeous artwork, and gallery will follow this discussion with a portion of art sales benefiting the Texas Cultural Trust.
Join us for a virtual conversation and Q&A, moderated by Tom Foster, Texas Monthly Editor-at-Large, to discover what all Texans should know about the business of the arts and the art of business. A behind-the-scenes tour of Gay’s private art studio, gallery, and gorgeous artwork will follow this discussion.
We will discuss:
- Gay’s career and lessons learned as a trailblazer, innovator, and working artist;
- What the private sector can learn from the creative process, creative enterprises, and creative practitioners;
- The findings of the 2021 State of the Arts Report and why access to the arts should matter to Texas business leaders; and
- How the skills learned through the arts and creativity contribute to a strong, globally competitive workforce.
Who should attend: Any individual or representative of an organization whose primary activity is producing products or services that employ culture or creativity to create wealth and jobs. If you are an arts supporter, business leader, artist, creative practitioner within any kind of business, a nonprofit arts/cultural organization employee (administrative or artistic), or running a creative business of any size, this conversation is for you!
Free to attend with registration. A portion of art sales made between April 5-16 will benefit the Texas Cultural Trust. Click here to browse artwork by Gay Gaddis.
For more information, email Kenneth Franco at firstname.lastname@example.org.