Interviewee: Mark Towner (he/him)
In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.
Located in Beverly, Massachusetts on 235 acres of oceanfront property, Endicott College offers doctorate, master and bachelor degree programs in the professional and liberal arts. The College has academic programs in Architectural Studies, Art History, Art Therapy, Arts Administration, Ceramics, Dance, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Studio Art, and Theater.
Founded in 1939, Endicott provides an education built upon a combination of theory and practice, which is tested through internships and work experience. Studying at the Beverly campus, regionally, and internationally are approximately 2,750 undergraduate and more than 2,350 adult and graduate students.
Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.
The synergy at Endicott creates inspiring conditions for promoting and developing careers in studio art, graphic design, art therapy, photography, dance, music, theater, and interior design—both for undergraduate and graduate students.
Endicott is a place where theory meets practice and classroom assignments require experiential learning. Career development in the arts and design at Endicott includes advanced studio practice, leadership skills, engagement with social and cultural issues, and partnering with individuals and organizations locally, nationally, and internationally.
Deeply woven into the fabric of the arts at Endicott is the philosophy that experiential learning, studio skills, and history/theory are inseparable, and that these components, combined, help our students successfully compete in the rapidly changing arts industry.
What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community? OR your community in general. (Bonus! Why do you think a more creative community is important?)
We are developing the artists, designers and creators of the future.
What was the last book you read or film you watched that made an impact on you?
What was the last book you read OR What was the last video you watched that made an impact on you?
Creativity Inc. the story of Pixar
What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you our your business?
We are all in for visual & performing arts. We have the best jobs!
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Creative Collective’s 2021 #StayLocal Campaign
Initiative encourages community to shop small and support local small businesses this November and December
The approaching Holiday season is putting people in the shopping, eating, and drinking mood as small businesses across the North Shore are gearing up for the busiest time of the year. Following up the successful 2020 #StayLocal campaign, Creative Collective is launching #StayLocal2021, encouraging individuals to shop and support small this upcoming holiday season. Learn more.