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2017 Summit Resources

Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Summit 2017

2017 Summit Report
A recap of presentations and discussion from the 2017 Summit.


Presenters & Resources

Telling Our Story: Cultural Tourism & Engaging Our Communities
Trevor Tkach, Traverse City Tourism
Brian Lawson, Crystal Mountain
Susan Wenzlick,    
Joe Voss, Creative Many Michigan    
Facilitated by Renee Hintz, Michigan Legacy Art Park

Michigan Tourism
•   Traverse City Tourism Presentation (Trevor Tkach)
•   Pure Michigan Tourism Resource Sheet 
•   Adding Some Passion To Pure MichiganPassions – New focus for tourism in Michigan

Creative Many
•    Creative State Michigan - 2017 Nonprofit Report
•    Creative State Michigan - Creative Industries Report, 2016

Community Building, Program Planning & Placemaking
•   Planning for 'Anyone' or 'Everyone' Presentation (Susan Wenzlick)
•   Placemaking: for anyone or everyone?
•   Best. Collabortion. Ever.
•   Name Our Ship Something Nice
•   Return of Boaty

Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (Drew Buchholz, Board Chair)
•   MCACA Overview & Grants:
•   MCACA Minigrants, Region 2 (NW Michigan):

Americans for the Arts
•   Resources (research, advocacy, marketing, and much more)

The Power of Our Networks
Seth Bernard, Earthwork Music

Making It As a Professional Artist in Northern Michigan
Seth Bernard, Earthwork Music
Shanny Brooke, Higher Art Gallery
Richard Kooyman, Richard Kooyman Studio
Glenn Wolff, Glenn Wolff Studio
Facilitated by Sarah Bearup-Neal, Center Gallery at Lake Street Studios

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

Shaping the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network – Next Steps & Action Planning
Bill Palladino, CEO, Taste the Local Difference & Co-Chair, Food & Farming Network



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