Inspiring Innovation:

How artists are changing the way we see, hear and think

With entire libraries of information now available at our fingertips we need to prepare for a future in which imagining is more important than accumulating and creating is valued more than consuming.

The arts engage our diverse range of intelligences, inspire innovative thinking and attune us to the unique and complex ways we process experiences and information.



Director of the Center for Innovation in the Arts, the Juilliard School

Edward Bilous, composer, artistic director, and educator is a frequent speaker on the topics of arts education, innovation in the performing arts and nurturing creative intelligence. He has led discussions with arts organizations, business leaders, lawmakers, teachers and administrators around the US, Europe and Asia. Bilous was recently a featured guest on the Charlie Rose Show (PBS) and gave a TEDx talk on nurturing creative intelligence through the arts.

Bilous is the Director of the Center for Innovation in the Arts at the Juilliard School and artistic director of “Beyond the Machine – A Festival of Multimedia and Interdisciplinary Art. In 2012 he was awarded the William Schuman Scholars Chair by the Juilliard School in recognition of his life-long contributions to arts education.

His creative work includes music for film and dance, multimedia experiences. Recent work includes “Basetrack Live”, (“One of The Top Ten Theatrical Events of 2014” – NY Times), “On The Nature of Things” (with Pilobolus) and “SACRED” a global-documentary event produced by WNET New York Public Television.


8:30 PM @ The gray lady


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