Empowering Artists to Galvanize the Creative Economy

Denver Arts and Technology Advancement’s program Creative Collab Effect is hosting community discussion for local artists, media members, city planners, and others to engage on how to advance the creative economy as it continues to grow in our Colorado. We are excited to share with you our next event where we will ask the community to discuss how to navigate the change that will come from Meow Wolf’s announced plans to expand to Denver. Panelists include Diane Martonis, Board of Directors at Firehouse Art Center; Heather Fortin Rubald, Artist at HFR Designs; Jenny Weinbloom  Executive Director of Meow Wolf Denver; and Anthony Cross, Publisher at Salt MagazineDATA presents: Creative Collab Effect: Galvanizing Creative Economies to Empower Local Artists will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 6pm to 8:30pm at the City of Longmont Museum. Reserve your tickets today. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be provided.

Colorado has a vibrant arts scene full of dynamic creatives, a strong sense of community, and a growing economy. However, the Colorado arts scene is under-recognized nationally with lots of artists earning money outside of the creative economy.  In 2017, Colorado’s creative economy generated $1.9 billion, according to the recent CBCA economic activity study. Compared to Washington State, with similar demographics to Colorado, who generated almost double in creative contribution. Colorado creatives have the potential to compete on a national scale and become a leading destination for art tourism.

 

 

There are new opportunities opening up every year and with Meow Wolf coming to town with a projected 2 – 5 million visitors annually, it seems a direct opportunity to grow Colorado’s creative economy has presented itself.This event is not about whether or not you will work with Meow Wolf. This is about using the opportunities that can be created through vision, support, and collaboration.

 

We bring together you with leaders in the Creative Industry from all over the State for a conversation about the opportunities in the creative economy and create a platform for your voices to be heard. This event provides:

  • Networking – an opportunity for collaborations
  • Advise and Conversations from experts in the field
  • Public Conversation and a Possibility
  • Open Forum for identifying solutions

 

Schedule:

6pm to 6:30pm Networking Mixer with Cash Bar and snacks

6:30pm to 6:50pm Keynote by Ethan Bach

6:55pm to 7:40pm Panelists Moderator: Russell Wilbar

Panelists: Diane Martonis, Board of Directors at Firehouse Art Center; Heather Fortin Rubald, Artist at HFR Designs; Jenny Weinbloom, Executive Director of Meow Wolf Denver; and Anthony Cross, Publisher at Salt Magazine.

7:40pm to 8:10pm Town Hall Style Conversation with the audience

 

Please join us as we provide a forum for the community and local creatives to come together and develop an understanding of common goals, available resources, and possible solutions that benefit the community while fostering growth in the creative economy of Colorado. Light refreshments and a cash bar will provided.  We are excited to collaborate with you to create a new future for Colorado Creatives! We hope to see you at Creative Collab Effect: Galvanizing the Creative Economies to Empower Local Artists will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 6pm to 8:30pm at the City of Longmont Museum 400 Quail Road Longmont, CO 80501. Reserve your tickets today.

 

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For more questions, contact Courtney at courtney.mcghee@denverartstech.org

Creative Collab Effect, a project of DATA
We believe in Colorado creatives and want to galvanize the creative and experience economies to empower local artists to make money and expand their reach into a national and international market. In order to encourage communication and clarity around the creative and experience economies, we will bring together organizations – NPOs, for-profit, government agencies, and independent artists to facilitate opportunities to collaborate, and encourage communication and clarity around the creative economy.  By hosting networking events, talks and roundtable discussions, we work to provide a platform for artists and creatives to network and discuss how to build a strong local economic stronghold in hopes of setting an example for other states.

 

Denver Arts + Technology Advancement
Denver Arts + Technology Advancement (DATA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission of “Empowerment Through Creative Technology” We are creating a vanguard community center for public engagement, cultivating and strengthening local community by putting research, education, creation, and exhibition together under the same roof. DATA is driving a new generation of art creators and technologists by optimizing the use of immersive and emerging technology and serving as a conduit for the creative process.

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