January Creative Mix Up: Featuring Austin’s Emerging Arts Leaders

Join the Austin Creative Alliance at Gourmond’s on January 30th from 6pm-8pm for a free talk to learn about Austin’s Emerging Arts Leaders re-launch. Jesus Pantel the former Co-Chair will be our special guest leading the discussion. Born as a suggestion from a creative conversation, the idea behind Austin’s Emerging Arts Leaders is to let artists from different disciplines connect with each other. The Austin Emerging Arts Leaders is part of the American’s for the Arts Emerging Leaders Network. Their site is a resource for artists and arts administrators.

January 30, 2012



2316 Webberville Road: map

Austin, TX 78702

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About our guest speakers:

Jesus Pantel is an Austin grant writer and development consultant—familiar with both sides of the grant writing process, having worked as a grant writer for a nonprofit organization and currently administering grants for one of Austin’s major arts funders.

Jessica Thompson spent three years working at the Austin Creative Alliance, first as the Outreach Director and then as the Cultural Concierge Director.  During her time with the organization, she co-chaired the Austin Emerging Art Leaders Network with Jesus Pantel.  In 2009, she led the ‘Dine-Around’ discussion on forming emerging leader networks at the National Arts and Marketing Project Conference for the Americans for the Arts.  Prior to moving to Austin, Thompson was the founding director of the Foundation of Retaining Creative Energy in Madison, WI.  There she served on the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Council.  Thompson’s organization joined Arts Wisconsin in forming Wisconsin Emerging Art Leaders Network and was the co-host of the 2007 Emerging Leaders of Wisconsin Summit.