The creative industries are a crucial part of Massachusetts’ economy and include the many interlocking industry sectors that provide creative services or create and promote intellectual property products. These businesses, organizations, and individuals can be divided into the following categories: Marketing, Architecture, Visual Arts & Craft, Design, Film & Media, Digital Games, Music & Entertainment, and Publishing.
SUMMIT OBJECTIVE: To increase the capacity of this sector to succeed by producing a major regional creative economy summit to address public/private partnerships, business and technical skills, and practical information about available resources.
On May 15, 2015 at Greenfield Community College from 9am -7pm 350 the creative industry sector will participate in this 1-day summit includes several panels of presenters discussing meaningful issues to the sector and related industries/businesses. Topics range from successful examples, proven models and available resources to discussions by leaders in arts organizations and creative industry leaders who share their experiences and perspectives.
The 2015 Summit theme mirrors the 5 areas of need to the creative industries as identified by the state of MA, Talent, Visibility, Space, Business Development, and Access to Capital.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500, $5,000
Please Download Sponsorship form, fill out and mail or email (to addresses on the form.)
The summit is presented by Fostering Art and Culture Project of Franklin County and the Pioneer Valley Creative Economy Network which includes the following members:
Amherst Business Improvement District, Amherst Chamber of Commerce & Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council, Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce, Arts Extension Service/UMass,. Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative, Beyond Communication, Easthampton City Arts+, Economic Development Council of Western Mass, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Regional Tourism Council, Fostering the Arts and Culture Project, Franklin County Community Development Corporation, Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board, Greenfield Community College, Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association, City of Holyoke, Springfield Business, Improvement District, Springfield Cultural District, TNR Global/Thrives Media, Turners Falls RiverCulture