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Claudia Bach, Arts Leadership Faculty and Katy Hannigan, MFA '17, Conduct Research for CERF+ Artist Readiness Project

In the era of climate crisis and pronounced natural disasters across the globe, CERF+, the Artists Safety Net has a mission to safeguard and sustain artists' careers through education, advocacy, network building, and emergency relief. ARTL Adjunct Faculty Claudia Bach, who is the principal and founder of AdvisArts Consulting, was brought on by CERF+ to conduct field research on existing and potential work in this realm, and develop a roadmap for future CARP pilot projects. To support this research, Claudia engaged Katy Hannigan, MFA '17 and founder of Thread Support, as an associate on the project, building on their connection forged through MFAL coursework and previous consulting projects. Together, Claudia and Katy conducted research interviews, held focused conversations, and did a deep dive into artist-focused emergency support with stakeholders around the country.
Jan 17, 2020

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Andrés Arteaga, MFA ’19

Born and raised in the barrios of Los Angeles, Andrés Arteaga informally practiced art, dance and writing as a means to dream, hope and survive.
Nov 19, 2019

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Shannon Welles and the Movement to Save The Showbox

As a longtime employee of The Showbox, one of Seattle's downtown music venues, Shannon Welles, MFA '19, found herself at the table with political representatives, fellow employees, community leaders, and musicians to organize the preservation of the historic building. With connections and resources made available through the MFA in Arts Leadership program, Shannon formed Friends of the Showbox as an informational and inspiring tool for community members to take action.
Oct 3, 2019

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