Portrait Project


"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

Clive Chang

I will create.

I will create art in its most visceral, intellectual, and emotionally charged sense. I will produce music and theater that challenges, excites, and provokes action for the casual Broadway spectator as much as it does for the seasoned, discerning patron of Grand Opera.

I will create opportunities for artists to pursue their passion without regard to economic constraints. I will break down industry barriers and develop novel business models to help emerging artists feed themselves and their families through their craft.

I will create institutions devoted to advancing arts education. I will work to ensure that every little boy or girl who wants to draw, sculpt, sing, dance, or play an instrument has unobstructed access to artistic training and development.

I will create networks among my friends, family, and colleagues in order to share this immense privilege I have of standing at the intersection of art and business. I will connect the choreographer with the busy executive I met on the plane who casually mentioned a love for dance. I will invite the investment banker who composes particularly eloquent emails to write a song with me. And I will ask all of the closeted artists around me to release their inhibitions in the name of creating a better, more expressive world.

— Clive Chang