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Strategic planning can be an artful and personal endeavor, driven by purpose and process over product and generating impactful sustainability while cultivating values-aligned partners and audience. In this 90-minute lecture/discussion, participants will examine personal, professional, and creative values to better understand strategic planning concepts. This webinar is for early, mid-career, and established artists who are looking toward the next phase of their careers. Please come prepared with artistic statements and a short list of core values.

Creative Economy Series 2024

This workshop is being offered as part of the Creative Economy Workshop Series at MassArt. This series of free, non-credit lectures and webinars is focused on professional development for practicing and aspiring creative entrepreneurs, artists, designers, and freelancers. To see upcoming workshops visit the Eventbrite Profile for Massachusetts College of Art.

This program is supported through a partnership with the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.


About the Speaker

Beau Kenyon is Founding Principal at Oakley Collective, a nonprofit consulting firm that holistically supports arts organizations build capacity, pilot programs, and sustainably increase impact. With offices in Boston, MA and Des Moines, IA, Kenyon’s work contributes to the vibrancy of local arts ecosystems by collaboratively building culturally responsive programs, advancement strategies, strategic plans and interdisciplinary partnerships. He teaches these same concepts in graduate coursework in Arts Administration at Northeastern University, College of Arts, Media + Design (2017-present). He is a former Chair of WGBH Community Advisory Board (2016-2019) and currently serves as President of the Boston Art Review Board of Directors (2023-present).

Kenyon’s approach to collaboration extends into his music composition practice, with interdisciplinary creative works appearing at SITE Santa Fe, Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumMFA BostonDes Moines Civic Center, and ICA Boston, with public artworks installed at Governors IslandEmerald NecklaceDes Moines Water Works ParkBoston Public Library, and Fenway Park. Beau Kenyon's contemporary ballet and concert score, Of Gravity and Light (Ballet Des Moines, 2022), interprets the science of the solar system through music, contemporary ballet (Tom Mattingly), and projection (Yu-Wen Wu) and received support from PBS, WGBH, and NASA. His interactive Augmented Reality work, ReachYou (collaboration with Jonah + Katrina Goldsaito, 2022), premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Most recently on view at the ICA Boston, Kenyon’s multimedia collaborative work with Foster Prize Fellow Yu-Wen Wu, Accumulation of Dreamsexplores the themes of immigration and displacement, longing and belonging.

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