The 5th Annual Creative Sector Summit April 24-25, 2015
For more information on attendance or how you can become a sponsor, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our keynote speaker for 2015 is Anne Gadwa Nicodemus, one of the brilliant minds who wrote the well-respected seminal paper, Creative Placemaking, the report for the Mayors’ Institute of City Design (2010) that defined the field.
This years’ keynote will be a rare opportunity to jump start what we hope will be an ongoing conversation in our region, one that can guide the future of our newly identified innovation districts, and can produce strategy to mitigate the negative effects of growth, and support the incorporation of the arts into community and economic development in significant ways.
Anne Gadwa Nicodemus is a researcher, writer, speaker, and advocate whose work focuses on arts-based community development. Her journal articles “Fuzzy Vibrancy” (Cultural Trends, 2013) and “Creative Placemaking: How to Do it Well” (Community Development Investment Review) look more deeply at creative placemaking as cultural policy and its ethics and practical challenges. To Read More About Anne Gadwa Nicodemus, Click Here!
REGISTRATION and more information COMING SOON!
Friday, April 24th
9:30am-10:00am: Registration and Check in
10:00am-11:15am: Keynote Speaker: Anne Gadwa Nicodemus
11:30am-12:30pm: Asheville Leaders Panel
Saturday, April 25th
Presentations, hands on projects, and discussion forums with Asheville Inclusive Arts Coalition, Local Cloth, Code for Asheville, The Buncombe Cultural Alliance, City of Asheville, the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, Spectra 3D Technologies, Asheville Music Professionals, Buncombe County Arts Educators, local film, Technology and the Arts, & more!
Thanks to our Sponsors:
History of the Creative Sector Summit:
Since 2010 the Asheville Area Arts Council, in partnership with the City of Asheville, has convened the region’s only creative industry specific annual conference, the Creative Sector Summit. The Creative Sector Summit is an initiative recommended by the 2009 Downtown Asheville Master Plan. The top goals of the Summit as recommended include a state-of-the-arts audit, and the creation of an alliance of arts presenters.
The Creative Sector Summit is an initiative facilitated by the Asheville Area Arts Council, in partnership with the City of Asheville. Past partners and sponsors include the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, The Asheville Art Museum, The Asheville Community Theater, Handmade in America, The Asheville HUB Project, Arts North Carolina, the North Carolina State Arts Council, Land of Sky Regional Council, and affiliate organizations and individuals within the Asheville/Buncombe area Creative Sector.
The Creative Sector Summit is an opportunity for networking and creative problem solving: for cross pollination, education, creation of sector advocacy, collaboration on initiatives and programs, to maximize funding opportunities, and as an opportunity for non-arts organizations and economic drivers to work with the sector more effectively. With more and more national organizations realizing the incredible community building and economic development powers of creativity and the arts, it is imperative that Asheville (and beyond) galvanize and cooperate to make the most of the opportunities this recognition and its associated funds and resources represents.