Corbett Barklie
Corbett Barklie

Corbett Barklie is committed to deep engagement with artists and artist collectives whom she believes are the backbone of the creative community. It is the brave new work undertaken at the grassroots level that informs the field, and expands the palate of the arts consumer. Corbett was the founding Director of Loretta Theatre, the Executive Director of ARTS Inc., and served as the Deputy Director of Development for Center Theater Group. She worked with the NEA as an assessor and consultant in their Challenge & Advancement Program. She has operated her own arts consulting business since 2000 and is an Adjunct Professor in the University of Southern California, School of Theatre, and a trainer for the Center for Cultural Innovation.

She produces new work in theater by local artists and encourages unexpected collaborations.

Q&A

LOCATION: Echo Park

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/corbettbarklie

WHAT INSPIRES ME: Vacancies

FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: Echo Park Lake

FAVORITE WRITERS: Chekov, Hemmingway, Joyce

ARTIST/CREATIVE YOU’D WANT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH: Lillian Hellman

PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: Silence

WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: It’s yeasty

ART YOU MAKE (IF YOU MAKE ANY...): I produce new theatre work and throw dinner parties

Recent Articles
Why Don't Artists Get Any Respect?
Why Don't Artists Get Any Respect?
What's an artist to do when they aren't getting the respect they feel they deserve?
Should I Go to Art School?
Should I Go to Art School?
Considering art school? The Arts Shrink makes a case for why you should go.
How Do I Get Over a Creative Block?
How Do I Get Over a Creative Block?
In a creative block? Maybe your muse is just whispering.
Should I Become a Nonprofit?
Should I Become a Nonprofit?
The Arts Shrink explains the details of becoming a nonprofit and offers alternatives to incorporation.
What's the Most Common Mistake Artists Make?
What's the Most Common Mistake Artists Make?
There is one whopper of a mistake that artists make that can be easily avoided.
Why Do Some Artists Get All the Money?
Why Do Some Artists Get All the Money?
Corbett Barklie, the Arts Shrink, answers questions about how to navigate the treacherous waters of the arts business.
A New Institution: Hollywood Fringe Festival
A New Institution: Hollywood Fringe Festival
The Hollywood Fringe is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts.
Los Angeles Theaters Hook Up With Ladies Arm Wrestling
Los Angeles Theaters Hook Up With Ladies Arm Wrestling
Corbett Barklie discusses the shortfalls of traditional arts gatherings and the value of alternative convenings like L.A. Ladies Arm Wrestling.
Why Are Nonprofit Arts Groups Looking More and More Like Social Service Organizations?
Why Are Nonprofit Arts Groups Looking More and More Like Social Service Organizations?
Corbett Barklie suggests that the willingness of artists to cooperate with arts authorities has stifled their voice of disagreement and dissent, turning nonprofit arts into a society of Pollyannas.
Irish Music in America: Shamrockabilly in the Inland Empire
Irish Music in America: Shamrockabilly in the Inland Empire
Craic Haus is an Irish/Hillbilly band from the Inland Empire led by songwriter, singer, drummer and guitarist Danny Oberbeck. Together they have developed Craic Haus' signature sound: Shamrockabilly.
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