Connecting the Dots & Telling Our Story – Building the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network
Artists, organizations, businesses, planners, community builders, & all in the creative sector
are invited to join the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network for its 2nd annual regional summit to strengthen relationships, support cultural economic development & continue building our 10-county network. Sessions will focus on cultural tourism & community engagement, hands-on tools & strategies, & creating a ‘next steps’ road map with priorities, goals & champions to take us forward.
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*Payment: Please make check payable to: Networks Northwest -OR- If you wish to pay by credit card, select "Pay by Check" when you register and follow the link on the registration confirmation page (credit cards will not be accepted at the event).
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
8:15 – 9:00 am | Registration & Continental Breakfast Join us early for a continental breakfast and informal networking to kick off the day. Please bring your PR materials to add to the sharing tables and business cards for sharing with each other.
Seth Bernard, Earthworks Music
9:00 – 9:30 am
Interlochen Welcome – A Summit Snapshot
Leslie Donaldson, Director of Engagement, Interlochen Center for the Arts
Network ‘Work’ 2017– Summit Springboard
Mary Bevans Gillett, MCACA Regrant Coordinator, & Co-convener, NW Michigan Arts & Culture Network
Will Kitchen, Rural Arts Specialist & Nonprofit Strategic Consultant, Lambert-Pearcy
9:30 – 10:35 am
Telling Our Story: Cultural Tourism & Engaging Our Communities Presentation and panel discussion, facilitated by Renee Hintz, Michigan Legacy Art Park
Trevor Tkach, President/CEO, Traverse City Tourism
Brian Lawson, Director of Public Relations, Crystal Mountain
Susan Wenzlick, Writer, Consultant & Placemaking Specialist, OrdinaryVirtues.com
Joe Voss, Creative Many Michigan
10:35 – 10:45 am | Break
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
The Power of Our Networks
Seth Bernard, Earthwork Music
Making It As a Professional Artist in Northern Michigan – Issues & Opportunities Panel discussion with regional artists, facilitated by Sarah Bearup-Neal, Center Gallery at Lake Street Studios
Seth Bernard, Earthwork Music
Shanny Brooke, Higher Art Gallery
Richard Kooyman, Richard Kooyman Studio
Glenn Wolff, Glenn Wolff Studio
Why We Love & Do What We Do – Art/Work/Community
Amanda Kik, Co-Director, Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology, & Co-convener, NW Michigan Arts & Culture Network
12:15 – 1:00 pm | Lunch & Networking
Enjoy lunch with participants & presenters. Topic tables will be available to share best practices, brainstorming & informal networking. Share your thoughts, ideas, experiences & questions. Meet new colleagues and renew relationships.
1:00 – 3:15 pm
Shaping the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network – Next Steps & Action Planning
Bill Palladino, CEO, Taste the Local Difference & Co-Chair, Food & Farming Network
Bill will speak and lead us through an active afternoon of strategic planning and hands-on network building. We’ll use our thoughts and discussions from the morning as our springboard to plan.
Drawing the Roadmap & Getting it Done!
Facilitated hands-on work sessions to set goals, strategies & action steps within geographic regions as well as disciplines & shared interests/issues.
3:15 pm | Taking Action – Tools, Timelines & ‘To Do’s’
Recap today’s work with action steps and strategies to begin tomorrow.