Wayne State to Host Panel Discussion on Artists, Entrepreneurship

 Artists and Art Advocates will discuss how artists can best market themselves, attain business skills and become more successful at The Business of Art on Aug. 14 at Wayne State University’s Old Main Building in Detroit. 
“Detroit has a deeply rooted entrepreneurial spirit. But in the past our artists have not always been recognized as entrepreneurs nor have they been expected or encouraged to have entrepreneurial skills” says Matthew Seeger, Ph.D., dean of the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts at Wayne State University. “Today’s more competitive playing field necessitates approaching art with a more innovative approach.”
Sponsored by The Alumni Office of Wayne State’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, the event will present discussion about a topic frequently on the minds of modern artists. The panelists are members of Detroit’s vibrant creative scene. 
The panel discussion, “The Business of Art,” will take place in the Schaver Music Hall and the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery located in Wayne State University’s Old Main Building.  The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. 
Self-parking is available for a small fee at the Corner of Cass and Hancock, at Woodward Parking on Cass across from the Hilberry Theatre, or metered parking along nearby streets. 
For more information or to RSVP visit events.wayne.edu/rsvp/bofa/.