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Yale Innovation Summit 2023

Arts Track


Yale has world-renowned programs and professional schools in arts and entertainment; New Haven has a strong arts development history and a burgeoning local arts scene that is gaining a national reputation. The Summit is partnering with Midnight Oil Collective, the New Haven arts and entertainment venture studio, to expand the Summit’s impact into the arts to showcase this extraordinary potential. The Arts track will preview new modes of equitable, sustainable investment and accessible, efficient commercialization pathways to capitalize on this potential and showcase New Haven a global hub for arts and entertainment.


In addition to 4 panels and 1 workshop, the Arts Track will feature:

May 31st, June 1st - All Day

Drop by the Screening Room to view MOC artists' film and TV projects and engage with artist talkbacks.

May 31, 7 - 8:30 PM

Midnight Oil Collective artists present excerpts from brand-new plays and musicals. Introduced by Mayor Justin Elicker.

June 1: 9:30 - 12 pm
Join students from Yale University and University of Michigan's School of Music, Theatre & Dance as they showcase their unique ventures. Stick around for "From College to Career," a roundtable discussion on the untapped potential of the arts residency model.
June 1, 2023: 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Ten arts ventures across film, music, TV, and theatre pitch their projects to a panel of seasoned judges.

Day 1: May 31, 2023

May 31, 2023: 7 - 8:30 pm

LIVE Arts Performance

A showcase of new work by Midnight Oil Collective
on Stage in Zhang Auditorium.

May 31 - June 1, 2023: ALL DAY


Pop in and out of the Screening Room featuring Midnight Oil Collective projects for film, TV, and animation, as well as talkbacks with the artists.

Day 2: June 1, 2023

June 1, 2023: 9:30 - 11 am, TSAI CITY

Demo Day at TSAI CITY

Student teams from Yale University and University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance will present their unique ventures in this student showcase.

June 1, 2023: 11 am - 12 noon, Tsai CITY

From College to Career: The Developmental Arts Residency

How can higher education empower creators by activating the residency model? How can artists in residency contribute to the community? Join educators, innovators, and artists as they discuss the untapped potential of the residency model.

June 1, 2023: 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Room 4400

Workshop: Investing in the arts

How is creative IP built? Where do multi-media franchises get their start? What are cutting-edge practices in the world of cultural investment?

Thank You

A special thanks to our track organizers at Midnight Oil Collective and our sponsors.

MoC Team
Midnight Oil Collective logo
Falcetti Pianos