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Drury Hosts the Self-Employment in the Arts Conference

For Immediate Release: March 1

Kay Osborne
Program Director of the Edward Jones Center
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SPRINGFIELD , Mo. , March 1, 2009 — Drury will host the second annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) OzArts Conference on Mar. 14. The conference, held in the Trustee Science Center on Drury's campus, will host motivating keynote speakers, workshop sessions, and one-on-one sessions with individual artists for personal and customized feedback.

“Whether you are a sculptor, writer, painter, musician, dancer, actor or any other type of artists, this conference is sure to help jump-start your career,” says Kay Osborne, Program Director for the Edward Jones Center.

The conference will focus on helping artists hone their craft while also learning the business. The event will bring together acclaimed performing, visual and literary artists from around the country who share their stories of success.

Registration is now open, and space is limited. Visit to register and learn more about the conference.


Drury is an independent University, church related, grounded in the liberal arts tradition and committed to personalized education in a community of scholars who value the arts of teaching and learning. Education at Drury seeks to cultivate spiritual sensibilities and imaginative faculties as well as ethical insight and critical thought; to foster the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge; and to liberate persons to participate responsibly in and contribute to a global community. For more information, visit

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