Five creative leaders. No filters.
An intimate conversation.
Our industry has a collaboration problem. So how do we end artist exploitation? Join us in the living room of Critical Mass Global CCO Val Carlson for a salon-style exchange among artists and industry luminaries. Hear artist and CM:AIR founder Shantell Martin, along with Ari Kuschnir, Heidi Berg, and Michael Ventura, in a frank discussion about how to collaborate more equitably and empathetically.
Meet the panelists
Shantell Martin (she/her)
CM:AIR Founder & Artist-in-Residence
Val Carlson (she/her)
Global Chief Creative Officer,
Ari Kuschnir (he/him)
Founder, Managing Partner,
m ss ng p eces
Heidi Berg (they/them)
and Mental Health Advocate
Michael Ventura (he/him)
Author of Applied Empathy
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Critical Mass Artist-in-Residence program was founded by artist Shantell Martin and Critical Mass Global CCO - Val Carlson. CM:AIR’s first area of focus seeks to address artist-brand exploitation by exploring equity in contract negotiations, intellectual property, and modeling new norms for creative collaboration.
Shantell Martin, New York City Ballet; photo by Roy Rochlin.