After years of sitting behind the desk, seeing other's ideas through, ensuring someone else's business was operational, Katrina Frye decided to use her expertise with the one community she is most passionate about - ARTISTS. While earning her bachelors degree in Visual Arts she quickly saw a lack of understanding and training on how an artist goes from the studio into the gallery. Katrina began to explore this gap of information and headed back to school to receive her masters in Arts Management from the Drucker School of Business. Now with ten years of arts management experience Katrina is uniquely positioned to share her findings through her company, Mischief Managed. Founded in 2016 Mischief Managed has supported over 100 artists around the nation to achieve their dreams.
Emma Fassler is a graduate of UCLA's school of Theater, Film and Television. She has worked as an actor in theater, film, television and commercials. She has also worked in casting, in script coverage and as an audition coach. The variety of vantage points into the industry has inspired and taught her to lean into the entrepreneurial side of being an artist. Taking an empowered approach to the intersection of business and art is something she is enthusiastic to continue to explore and share with others.
Daniel Hirsch is a screenwriter, playwright, journalist, and overall seasoned communicator and storyteller. His stage plays have been produced nationally and he is a two-time recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation prize in screenwriting. He’s also been a copyeditor, a grant writer, a marketing specialist, and even an online dating profile writer. Whether producing grant applications, press packages, or promotional web copy, he’s become a skilled communicator about why art matters. He’s eager to use these skills to support artists in telling their stories and getting their work out into the world.