What’s this all about?
Laura Odegaard and Patrick Waldo graduated from the Masters of Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University and the Masters in Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts at the University of Bologna. They researched social centers and independent cultural centers throughout Europe. Together these eclectic arts spaces shape and foster contemporary art, arts practices and artists in all its various disciplinary forms.
We pitched the idea to the International Conference on the Arts in Society and, not only did they accept it, but we got the Graduate Scholar Award! You can see our presentation from May on Youtube (Part I, Part II) and our publication.
Anarcakes collects our musing on the research, alternative business models, sustainability, arts & culture, cultural policy and much more!
We hope you join us in the conversation :)
Laura Odegaard is a dual masters candidate at Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College of Public Policy and Management Masters of Arts Management program and the University of Bologna School of Economics Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts program. She received her bachelor’s in Theatre and Geology at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. She recently worked as a research and social media assistant for the Center for Arts Management and Technology, and a Development Assistant at the Mattress Factory Contemporary Art Museum in Pittsburgh. Prior to pursuing her masters, she worked at an arts education organization in Charlotte, NC and was a board member for The Contemporaries of the McColl Center for Visual Art.
Patrick Waldo is a dual masters candidate at Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College of Public Policy and Management Masters of Arts Management program and the University of Bologna School of Economics Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts program. He received his bachelor’s in Art History with honors at Grinnell College in Iowa. He has worked at the National Gallery in Prague as a lecturer and presented his research at the Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, IA on Alfons Mucha and Czech identity. Prior to pursuing his masters he lived in Italy for two years teaching English. He also moonlights as a programmer and has a couple patent applications under his belt. While a student, he became the Associate Director of Production & Technology at Future Tenant in Pittsburgh and he dreams of starting up a similar creative space in Bologna.