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Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 5:52
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Thursday, June 19 at the Hillman Auditorium, Hill House 8:30 – noon, breakfast included

Free, RSVP here.

How can Greater Pittsburgh become the next Austin, Boston, or Portland as a center for creativity, innovation, and economic growth? How can we effectively compete with our new competitors?

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, in association with the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Echo Strategies, invites you to explore these questions and more at Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives, an important conversation about the state and potential of the creative industries in our region. The 2014 Pittsburgh Creative Industries Report says one key is collaboration among clusters of the creative industries. These include the non-profit arts and individual artists, which bring capital and many assets to partnerships to create new energy, innovation, and activity in our region. Another key is addressing equity and inclusion, as studies have shown that diverse perspectives drive innovation.

You are invited to engage these issues, listen to leaders in the field, meet potential collaborators beyond the usual suspects, and join small group discussion to move the findings from this report into action. The Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives program will:

  • Introduce non-profit arts administrators and artists to research on all “clusters” of the creative industries (arts, communications, data technologies, design, entertainment, software & hardware)
  • Present examples of current partnerships, and
  • Identify, as a group, new opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and others involving universities, public agencies, and service providers.
  • Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives provides a platform for us to rise to the challenge of creating new partnerships and collaborations, benefitting us as individuals and organizations, and positioning artists and the arts sector as recognized forces in regional economic development. GPAC is thrilled to stage this initial exploration in a thriving Hill District center for the arts. Light breakfast will be served.

Also, please save the date for Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives II, Tuesday, July 11, 2014, 8:30 am – Noon, at Point Park University, 204 Lawrence Hall.This program will continue the dialogue, introducing creative industries representatives to assets of the non-profit arts and artists, creating new connections, and examining the future climate for collaboration.  



Source: http://www.techburgher.com/creative-tech/connecting-pittsburgh-creatives/

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