Engage the power of creative community to ignite and transform your work at our annual summit!
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The Creative Catalyst Artivate summit is an arts-infused experience that connects you with a vibrant and diverse community of creative leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs!
Artivate 2020 will be a powerful and transformative experience, creating cross-sector connections between the arts and community through interactive workshops; immersive arts experiences; and energizing networking, mentoring and community events.
Creatives have unique skills and training that make them naturally strong leaders. How can they transfer these qualities across sectors to intentionally develop leadership abilities? How can they translate their creative ideas into visionary leadership?
Artists often say their training does not teach them how to make a living. How do artists create a sustainable creative practice? How can artists build their capacity to lead, generate & sustain their work?
Creativity is at the core of Innovation. How do creatives bring new perspectives to longstanding, complex challenges in their communities? How can artists inspire grassroots action and community-building?
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a mid-sized city located just a few hours from the mountains to the west and ocean to the east, with easy access to three international airports and an Amtrak line. The Summit will be held at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts with optional expeditions through the creative core of the city. A block of rooms will be available at a downtown hotel with discounted rates.
2018 MacArthur Fellow VIJAY GUPTA is a violinist and educator whose efforts to merge music with mental health are changing the world, note by note. He is the founder of Street Symphony—a musical advocacy program that empowers citizen-musicians to engage with communities experiencing extreme poverty, incarceration and homelessness, with extraordinary results.
Called “a riveting speaker” by The New Yorker, “at once jovial and intense,” Vijay Gupta is a violinist and passionate advocate for artistic voices at the center of social justice. Gupta joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2007 at age 19, after having completed an undergraduate degree in biology from Marist College and a Master’s degree in violin performance from the Yale School of Music.
Donovan Livingston is an award-winning educator, spoken word poet, and public speaker. In 2016, his Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation address “Lift Off” went viral, reaching over thirteen million views and prompting Hillary Clinton to praise, “It’s young graduates like [Livingston] who make it clear that America’s best days are still ahead.” Since his pivotal speech, Livingston has been featured on CNN, NPR, BBC, Good Morning America, and in news outlets across Europe, Australia, India, and South Africa. His convocation address was published as a book by Spiegel & Grau in 2017.