The Corzo Center has established a number of partnerships and collaborations, and has co-sponsored a variety of events and programs.
A few current relationships: Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Creative Philadelphia, Empowered Programming, Knight Foundation, ONO: Made in the 191, StartUp PHL, and Wells Fargo.
Corzo Center for the Creative Economy
The University of the Arts
211 S Broad St, Room 900
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Who we are
The Corzo Center supports Philadelphia-area artists starting businesses by providing programs that teach entrepreneurial skills.
The Center was formed to keep art where it belongs, central to society and an economy that requires ideas and imagination, and is guided by the belief that entrepreneurship is both a form of business innovation and a form of public and social action.
Neil Kleinman is the director of the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and professor of Multimedia and Communication at the University of the Arts, where, until recently, he served as dean of the College of Media & Communication and director of the Philadelphia Applied Research Labs. Previously he served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts, director of the Institute for Publications Design, director of the doctoral program in Communications Design, and co-director of the School of Communication Design – all at the University of Baltimore. Contact Mr. Kleinman at email@example.com.
C. Todd Hestand is the Manager of the Corzo Center @ UArts where he facilitates the development and support of the Center's programs including the lecture series, entrepreneur office hours program, courses, and grants. He is a serial entrepreneur and currently the founder of Side Arts, a call-for-artists listing service. Past experience includes working as an executive management consultant developing marketing and operations strategies for Fortune 1000 clients and senior project director at a major market research organization. Contact Mr. Hestand at firstname.lastname@example.org.