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Former NEA chair to discuss pioneering spirit in creative enterprises

Former NEA Chair Jane Chu will speak Nov. 14 at Northwestern.
Former NEA Chair Jane Chu will speak Nov. 14 at Northwestern.

Generating trailblazers in business, innovation and entrepreneurship across entertainment, media and the arts, Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises (MSLCE) will host Jane Chu on Wednesday, Nov. 14, as part of the 2018-2019 Speaker Series.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the McCormick Foundation Center, 1870 Campus Drive, on the Evanston campus. This discussion will be moderated by Jennifer Novak Leonard, faculty director for the MSLCE program. Event and reception attendance are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Online registration is required. More information is available on the MSLCE website.

Chu served as the 11th chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts, having recently completed her term in June 2018. With a background in arts administration and philanthropy, she is also an accomplished artist and musician. Newly appointed as PBS Arts Advisor, Chu is focused on identifying opportunities for public media to expand access and representation in its presentation of the arts to audiences nationwide.  

In an effort to provide entrepreneurial thinkers with the network and tools to shape their futures, the MSLCE brings together creative pioneers with experiences and professional interests from the creative sectors in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and other major cultural hubs.

Fostering direct engagement with the rising leaders of the creative industries, Northwestern’s one-year cohort program spans resources across the performing and visual arts administration, film and television production, development and distribution, music production and management, entrepreneurship and technology and more.

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