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Wednesday 16th June 2021

Expert on Expert: Why Investors Care About the Arts

Wednesday 16 June

3.45pm - 4.45pm


Expert on Expert: Why Investors Care About the Arts

Raising money is an essential part of the creative industries but is the Achilles heel for most artists. The topic of fundraising is often shrouded in mystery...until now. Join Edward Crozier (Current Chair of The Theatre Royal Glasgow, Board member of Scottish Opera's Endowment Fund, Previous Chair of Scotland's Contemporary Dance Company and Past President of Scottish Rugby) and Diane Mulcahy (Institutional investor, head of private equity at the Kauffman Foundation and author of "The Gig Economy") as they discuss the motivations of why investors give money to the arts and demystify the other half of the creative industries equation.

Panel:

Edward Crozier

Diane Mulcahy

Chair:

Jessica Fox

Chair

    Jessica Fox
    Film & Broadcast Sector Specialist, XpoNorth / formerly storyteller at NASA

    Jessica Fox is a director and author. Her directing credits span film, theatre and TV. She was a storyteller for NASA and tour documentarian for the Dresden Dolls. Her first novel is in development with Annapurna Pictures. She is XpoNorth’s film and broadcast sector specialist.

Speakers

    Diane Mulcahy
    Author, The Gig Economy

    Six years ago, before it was even a thing, Diane created the first course in the country on the Gig Economy and teaches it in the MBA program at Babson College. The course gained immediate traction and was named by Forbes as one of the Top Ten Most Innovate Business School Courses in the country.

    Out of that course grew a book. Diane is the author of The Gig Economy (Harper Collins), a bestselling book on Amazon that has been translated into five languages and featured widely in national media including CNN, Forbes, Huffington Post, National Public Radio, NECN, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Oprah.com, PBS, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Worth.

    In addition to her work in the Gig Economy, Diane has been a professional investor for the past 15 years. She is an Advisor to the Kauffman Foundation on their private equity portfolio and was a venture capital (VC) investor for over a decade. Diane writes and speaks regularly about venture capital investing. She is the author We Have Met the Enemy …and He Is Us, a widely read report on the VC industry.

    Diane holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Harvard University and was a Visiting Fellow at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. Learn more about Diane’s work at www.dianemulcahy.com



    Edward Crozier
    Producer and Financier

    Producer/Exec Producer of film (Northern Soul) and West End Theatre ( among others "Baby Doll ," "Rat Pack Confidential" ," South Pacific"). Edward is the current Chair of The Theatre Royal Glasgow, Board member of Scottish Opera's Endowment Fund, Previous Chair of Scotland's Contemporary Dance Company -www.Dancebase.co.uk - and Past President of Scottish Rugby. Edward is the Current Chair of Netball Scotland, an Arts Patron and prior to producing had a 20 year career in financial services, specialising in structured finance.

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