Tuesday, June 29, 2010
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.*
*Doors open at 5:00 pm -- Speaker begins promptly at 5:30 pm
The formal program will be followed by a cocktail reception
program held at
The Unicorn Theatre
3828 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
Early Registration -- Individual Ticket --$10 ($15 at the door)
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About Our Speaker:
Esther Robinson has worked on behalf of America's artists for more than 15 years in many capacities including: foundation program officer, film/television producer, film director, technology entrepreneur and arts activist. Currently, She is the founder of ArtHome an entrepreneurial nonprofit that helps artists build assets and equity through financial literacy, homeownership, self-sufficiency and the responsible use of credit. Outside of ArtHome, Robinson often works as a philanthropy consultant and currently is a technical advisor on the Ford Foundation initiative: "Shifting Sands – Art, Culture and Neighborhood Change.”
Robinson is also an award-winning filmmaker and producer (with a film and television degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts). Chosen as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2006, her critically acclaimed directorial debut A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and The Warhol Factory took top prizes at The Berlin, Tribeca and Chicago film festivals; is currently in international theatrical release; and is available domestically in stores, on The Sundance Channel, Netflix and I-tunes. Other producing projects include The Canal Street Madam (Cameron Yates /premiering SXSW 2010 competition) and Savior (Darius Marder), Home Page, by acclaimed filmmaker Doug Block (HBO/Cinemax, 1999 Sundance Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, SXSW); the digital satellite release of The Last Broadcast to 5 cities; and the award winning PBS series Alive From Off Center. Esther also served as the Director of Film/Video and Performing Arts for the Creative Capital Foundation (1999-2006) and was one of the principal architects of its innovative grant-making system.