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Steven J. Tepper visits Denver

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Music Business/Industry Professor Storm Gloor and Dean Steven J. Tepper from the Herberger Institute of Art and Design at Arizona State University.
Music Business/Industry Professor Storm Gloor and Dean Steven J. Tepper from the Herberger Institute of Art and Design at Arizona State University.
Music Business/Industry Professor Storm Gloor and Dean Steven J. Tepper from the Herberger Institute of Art and Design at Arizona State University.[/caption]

Arts for Colorado organized a presentation by Dr. Steven J. Tepper, Dean of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. On Monday, May 23rd he presented his talk “Bigger Than Me” at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Center for Visual Art. In his presentation, Tepper considered how the renaissance in creativity and cultural engagement, made possible in part by new technology, has allowed for the production of vast amounts of art and cultural activity. He then identified ways this growth has affected the nature of what is being produced. He argued that the creativity renaissance is manifested in part in media overload and what Tepper refers to as “iCreativity,” which emphasizes individual experience over shared, communal experiences. He posed the question: “How do we nurture ‘bigger-than-me’ experiences in the generation committed to ‘Me’?” Tepper shared several strategies for doing so, all of which “inspire students to find their voices and make learning personal.”

An excellent article on jobs and arts graduates

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This article by Stephen J. Tepper and Elizabeth Long Lingo:

“The authors argue that artists need to be masters of navigating across historically
disparate domains, for example, specialization and generalist skills,
autonomy and social engagement, the economy’s periphery and the core,
precarious employment and self-directed entrepreneurialism, and large
metro centers and regional art markets. In addition, artists both work
beyond existing markets and create entirely new opportunities for themselves
and others. As catalysts of change and innovation, artistic workers
face special challenges managing ambiguity, developing and sustaining a creative identity, and forming community in the context of an individually based
enterprise economy.”

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Steven J. Tepper
Steven J. Tepper