Categories: 2022 Season ENVISION, The FORUM, Vanguard Culture Events

MASH UP: A Creative Industry Symposium

One Part arts conference. One Part creative industry mash up.

Produced by Vanguard Culture, in partnership with CoPlace, San Diego/Tijuana World Design Capital 2024, & San Diego Design Week #SDDesignWeek2022

San Diego is on the verge of an arts renaissance unlike anything we’ve seen. With a recent designation as World Design Capital 2024, the San Diego / Tijuana region in particular is poised to showcase our creative industry workforce to a world audience in 2024. How can the visual, performing, and culinary arts fit into the fold of design thinking and design forward meaning-making through our varied industry lenses? Join business and industry leaders from film, theatre, fashion, music, dance, opera, spoken word, and more for a 2-day experiential conference that challenges creative professionals to consider their collective power to change the future of their sector. Enjoy panel discussions, workshops, and more with creative leaders from a variety of industries. Explore emerging trends that are impacting how arts & culture patrons respond to our work. Lean into the future of creative resource sharing, mutual support initiatives, and design-forward thinking through this one-of-a-kind conference designed to bring our creative workforce together.


Thursday, September 22, 2022: (In-person)


Friday, September 23, 2022 (Virtual)

This event is part of Vanguard Culture’s FORUM Professional Development Series designed to support San Diego’s Creative Industries. Our programs range from workshops, to panel discussions, to networking opportunities and are designed to educate participants on the business behind their industry. Participants not only make valuable connections with other creatives, they are also provided with tools, tips, and tricks to help them make a living doing what they love.

The FORUM is made possible thanks to the City of San Diego, Commission for Arts & Culture; the California Arts Council and our generous Professional Development Sponsor Jack Lampl.

Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.