UAPB-ERDC to participate in MLK 50th Anniversary celebration August 28

Collaboration with TCAA, Mosaic Templars Museum hopes to inspire aspiring artists

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington (MOW) for Jobs and Freedom, The College of Aspiring Artists, (TCAA) will launch a national program from Arkansas for aspiring creative talents. Known as The AR 1000 which focuses on education, jobs and opportunities inside the creative economy, events have been scheduled from 11 am to 2pm at the UAPB-ERDC Business Support Incubator located 615 N. Main street. All events are free and open to the public.

With the mission, “Advancing Arkansas’ Creative Economy by uniting Aspiring Artists with the business of edutainment,” the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Economic Research and Development Center (UAPB-ERDC), the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and other networks are teaming up with TCAA to promote this new model as well as higher education and career opportunities inside this creative populace.

Events include a
TCAA Creative Economy Overview from the edutainment experts, scholarship give-a-ways and the release of TCAA’s MOW 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edutainment Voucher. “The AR-1000” Business Salute to the MOW 50th Anniversary starts at 12 noon.

Panelists and speakers will include: Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth; UAPB-ERDC Director Henry Golatt; Mr. Larry Williams, Executive Director, Delta Citizen’s Alliance; Dr. Mark Peterson, UA Corporate Extension Services MarQuis; National Recording Artists, Pastor Charles L. Johnson, Way Maker Ministries, New Orleans, LA; Patricia Nation, Civil Rights Attorney; and Rev. Arthur L. Hunt, Jr., D.D., Pastor and AR State Coordinator, National Day of Prayer Task Force.

About TCAA

TCAA offers a comprehensive and user-friendly start to professional entertainment and creative careers that promise to give aspiring artists, creative minds and music business executives the edge in the marketplace. Recently, The College of Aspiring Artists served on the Advisory Board of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation Creative Economy Study and is pioneering new avenues with other colleges through institutional partnerships. 

Based on many years of entertainment industry experience, TCAA has developed a 24-month Music, Art and Tri-vocational model that equips the aspiring artist, creative and innovative thinkers and visionaries for the next level.  Enrolled artists take a variety of entertainment, creative, and music business classes over this two-year period consisting of academic courses combined with an Artist Development, Recording, Marketing, Image and Wardrobe and Financial Management Program.

Upon graduation from TCAA the creative business and music executive and the talents inside the recording and entertainment industry is ready to enter a professional career in the creative economy.



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