April 2022 — The Creative Economy Summit focuses on the work needed to incubate and support talent, increase creative work incubation, lead to business creation and retention, engage all Wisconsinites in creative opportunities, and provide the public and private leadership necessary to invest in a sustainable 21st-century economy. The Summit features ideas, information, research, resources, and case studies of creative investment, businesses, infrastructure, and partnerships throughout the state.
Creative Economy and Placemaking: An Overview
- Todd Johnson, Land Use & Community Development Specialist, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension
Greater Madison Music City: Increasing Economic Opportunity for Artists of Color
- Dr. Karen Reece, President, Urban Community Arts Network
- Ambre Dromgoole, Music Scholar and Strategist, Sound Diplomacy
Why is the Creative Economy So Important for Wisconsin?
- Anne Katz, Executive Director, Create Wisconsin (formerly Arts Wisconsin)
- David Lee, Director, Imagine MKE
Creative Placemaking and Placekeeping: Case Studies from Wisconsin Communities
- Moderator: Todd Johnson, Land Use & Community Development Specialist, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension
- Vedale Hill, Developer/Project Director, Homeworks: Bronzeville, Milwaukee
- Erin Hutchison, Director, Authentic Superior, Herbster
- Greg Wright, Director, CREATE Portage County, Stevens Point
Influencing Policy and Activating Investment in the Creative Economy
- Moderator: Kristin Runge, Community Economic Development Specialist, UW-Madison, Division of Extension
- Torrie Allen, Director, Arts Midwest
- Marci Reynolds, President, Waupaca Community Arts Board
- Zach Vruwink, Administrator, City of Rhinelander
This summit is co-sponsored by:
This webinar was made possible, in part, by a grant from the United States Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration in support of the Economic Development Administration University Center at the Division of Extension, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.