Lunch With The Arts Initiative Series 

Lunch with the Arts Initiative

Lunch with the Arts Initiative
 is a brown bag lunch series that provides graduate and undergraduate Columbians networking opportunities, a chance to talk with the CUarts staff, and opportunities to learn more about arts and culture on the campus and beyond. 

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Upcoming Lunch Events

Past Lunch Events


FALL 2012

Special Guest Monica Moore, Associate Producer of New Year's Eve in Times Square

November 16, 2012

The Arts Initiative hosted event producer Monica Moore for an hour-long talk over pizza on Friday, November 16th. Having recently begun her tenth year as Associate Producer of New Year's Eve in Times Square, Moore has a rich experience producing events in the city.

Check out notes from the lunch HERE.


Morningisde Lights Procession, Sept. 29. Photograph by Shawn Brackbrill.

Special Guests, Processional Artists Alex Kahn and Sophia Micahelles 

September 21, 2012 

Speak with the artists behind NYC's famed Halloween Parade and their work steering public art processions. Moderated by Marcia Sells, Associate Dean of Community Outreach for the School of the Arts and Associate Vice President, Office of Government and Community Affairs.

Check out a blogpost recap of the talk HERE. 


SPRING 2012 

Photograph by Elizabeth Lippmann

January 27, 2012

Special Guest, African-American playwright Lydia R. Diamond

Join us for our first Lunch With The Arts Initiative of the semester. Our special guest will be African-American playwright, Lydia R. Diamond, whose recent work STICK FLY is currently playing on Broadway. Lydia will discuss her own process and her experience on Broadway, as well as answering your questions regarding playwrighting.

Co-presented with School of the Arts Community Outreach and Government and Community Affairs.

March 09,2012

A Conversation with Diane Paulus and Suzan-Lori Parks

Arts Initiative hosted a FREE special event conversation with Diane Paulus ('97, SOA) and Suzan-Lori Parks. Both guests discussed their current work, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, as well as their experience in their respective fields.



FALL 2012

November 16, 2012

Event Management with special guest Monica Moore: Notes from 11/16/12 Lunch


FALL 2011

October 14, 2011
Funding and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation Student Art Fund: Notes from 10/14/11 Lunch

November 18, 2011
Event Planning: Notes from 11/18/11 Lunch

December 9, 2011
Event Marketing with special guest Tahra L. Millan: Notes from 12/9/11 Lunch


FALL 2009

October 16, 2009
Arts Advocacy

October 11, 2009
Your Career in the Arts: Internship Edition 



May 5, 2009
Plan It Forward


FALL 2008

9/26/08, Arts Smarts: How To Get Connected On Campus

10/17/08 - Marketing Your On-Campus Event: Life After Flyering
Notes from 10/17/08 Lunch

11/14/08, The Gatsby Charitable Foundation: A Novel Way To Fund Your Arts-Related Projects
Notes from 11/14/08 Lunch

12/5/08, Arts Smarts: Spring Into The Arts By Networking and Sharing Resources


Past Graduate Leader Meetings

1/29/09, Meet and Greet
12p-1p, Brownies in Avery Hall
Notes from 1/29/09 Meet and Greet


Past Undergraduate Leader Meetings

2/6/09, Give Us Your Feedback; We'll Give You Lunch!
12p-2p, Room 555 in Lerner Hall

3/6/09 - Green Marketing: Art With Heart
12p-2p, Satow Room in Lerner Hall

4/10/09, The Gatsby Charitable Foundation: A Novel Way To Fund Your Arts-Related Projects

5/1/09, Plan It Forward
12p-2p, Broadway Room in Lerner Hall


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