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2016 Summit Resources


Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network 
Facebook:  Northwest Michigan Arts
LinkedIn: Northwest Michigan Arts Professionals


Kickoff: Putting It Together:  Networks, Community Building, Economic Development & Our "Up North" Creative Sector 

Matt McCauley, Networks Northwest


First Panel: What Can We Do? Connecting with Creative Sector & Placemaking Resources

John BraceyMichigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs

Jennifer Goulet, Creative Many
Presentation (PDF)
Handouts: Creative Industries (PDF); Creative Nonprofits (PDF)

Debbie Mikula, Arts Council of Greater Lansing

Presentation (PDF)

Susan Wenzlick, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Handout: Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool (PDF)


Second Panel: What Are We Already Doing?  Creative Collaborations At Work "Up North"

Rick Schmitt
Founder, Stormcloud Brewery Company
Presentation (PDF)


Jason Dake, Dennos Museum Center 
The Big Draw
Presentation (PDF)

Sherri DeCamp 
Art Rapids! & The Walk of Art
Presentation (PDF)
Handout: Art Rapids Walk of Art (PDF)

Julie A. Avery, Emeriti Curator , MSU Museum
Denise Cline, Northeast Michigan Council of Governments
Mary Ellen Jones, Filmmaker; MACNE
Katie Wolf, Community Foundation of Northeast Michigan

“Discover Me on US 23” Heritage Trail
Presentation (PDF)


PM Session: Connecting with Our Crowd - Tech Tools & Hands-on Strategies 

Andy Wolber


PM Session: What Are We Going to Do?  Building the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network 

Bill Palladino
Sr. Policy Specialist, Groundwork Center & Taste the Local Difference




Networks Northwest always proves to be a valued resource for our local government planning efforts. No organization does a better job of convening partners, promoting collaboration, and reporting on the data than does Networks Northwest
- Ty Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioner