Northwest Michigan Arts and Culture Summit May 23 at Interlochen
TRAVERSE CITY, MI—Artists, organizations, businesses, and others in the creative sector are invited to participate in the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Summit May 23 at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. This is the second annual regional summit to strengthen relationships, support cultural economic development & continue building the ten county arts and culture 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. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Interlochen’s Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership.
The Summit will include:
- Presentations & interactive discussions with community builders, tourism professionals, arts leaders and participants on cultural tourism, community engagement, best practices and strategies to build the creative sector – locally and regionally;
- Strategies, tools and opportunities to help ‘tell our story’ – individually and collectively;
- Hands-on planning to map specific network goals, initiatives and action steps.
Partial speaker list includes:
- Trevor Tkach, CEO/President, Traverse Tourism
- Brian Lawson, Director of Public Relations, Crystal Mountain
- Bill Palladino, Taste the Local Difference & Food & Farming Network
- Susan Wenzlick, Writer, Consultant & Placemaking Specialist, OrdinaryVirtues.com
- Amanda Kik, Co-Director, Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology
- Seth Bernard, Musical Artist, Earthwork Music
The cost to attend the Summit is $15 (including continental breakfast and lunch). Registration is available online at: networksnorthwest.org/arts
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Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission