Art, Entrepreneurship and Innovative Learning Environments
Adrienne Callander will speak about arts entrepreneurship as an agile platform capable of adapting to various pedagogical contexts.
A visiting assistant professor of arts entrepreneurship at the University of Arkansas, cross-appointed in the School of Art and the College of Business, she lectures on teaching arts entrepreneurship, structuring arts entrepreneurship pedagogy to fit particular institutions and communities, and the adaptive use of arts entrepreneurship in interdisciplinary learning.
Previously the University of Alabama, Callander directed an on-campus arts incubator, served as a team coach for AIME (Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of Entrepreneurs) and was a faculty liaison for Sassafras Center for the Arts, Environment and Community. At Mississippi State University, she served as interim head of sculpture and developed a co-curricular channel between the Entrepreneurship Center and the Department of Art for the support of partnerships between students in art, engineering and business. She was an Entrepreneurship Center advisory board member and a team mentor for the MaroonX Accelerator Program, jointly launched by Mississippi State University and Texas A&M to foster entrepreneurship in rural areas.
Callander also curates, writes and exhibits. She holds an MFA in visual art from the Mason Gross School of Art and Rutgers University, a post-baccalaureate in visual art from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA in history from Reed College.
Her lecture is co-sponsored by the ISU interdisciplinary design program and the Department of Art and Visual Culture.