Arts in Houston Lecture Series
Leadership through Creative Evolution by Sixto Wagan
What is the Talk About?
The talk will look at leadership and the artistic process, asking if “Leadership” is an art form.
From the framework of Houston art scene and the national dialogue on the arts since the mid-90s, Wagan examines the evolution of leadership models in the non-profit arts field. He will touch on organizational life cycles, representation at policy tables and the continuing hybridization of the arts field.
AiHLs: Leadership through Creative Evolution
Wednesday, Nov. 13th 2013 at 5-7pm
212 M.D. Anderson Library
The event will be held in the Honors Commons.
A Q&A session will proceed after the lecture! Be prepared to discuss and cultivate your ideas about the arts with Sixto!
Learn More About Sixto Wagan
“The Center for Arts Leadership will explore how leadership, especially in the arts, can be responsive and reflective of the changing demographics in Houston and nationally,” Wagan said. “Through annual symposia and strategic partnerships between university and community entities, the center will investigate, create and test leadership practices.”
Wagan has nearly 20 years of experience as a performing arts curator, educator and public art administrator. He joins UH from DiverseWorks, the nonprofit art center in Houston that commissions and presents contemporary visual, performing and literary art. He served as DiverseWorks’ performing arts director from 2002-2006, co-executive director and performing arts curator from 2006 – 2011 and artistic director starting in 2011.
During his tenure at DiverseWorks, Wagan organized more than 100 projects and developed a reputation for collaborating with performers whose works tackle prescient cultural, social, and political issues. He presented the U.S. premieres of Jean-Baptiste Andre’s “Interior Nuit,” André Gingras’ “The Sweet Flesh Room” and Company Clare Dyson’s “The Voyeur.”