Kentucky Creative Industry Summit, Nov 12-13, Owensboro Convention Center

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November 12, 2015 to November 13, 2015
Kentucky, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Government and Public Service, Local History, Music and Music History, Public Policy

Register now for the second annual Kentucky Creative Industry Summit which will be held November 12-13 at the Owensboro Convention Center, 501 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42301.

The summit is brought to you by presenting sponsors Berea College Crafts and the Kentucky Arts Council Board of Directors.

In addition to reviewing the progress we’ve made since the release of the Kentucky Creative Industry Report last December, we have more than 30 national, state and local experts discussing the creative industry and related topics that will benefit individuals and communities interested in growing and supporting their local and statewide creative industries.

The agenda for the pre-summit workshop, Nov. 12, is divided into two tracks – one for artists and creative entrepreneurs and one for individuals interested in learning about community development through the arts. Registration for the entire day is $10. The artist and creative entrepreneur track is for for artists, arts businesses and creative entrepreneurs who are interested in starting, growing or learning new skills to support an arts business. The community development through the arts track is for tourism and community development staff, urban and rural planners, Main Street directors, Trail Towns, libraries, civic groups, nonprofit organizations, community based service organizations, economic developers, business owners, chambers of commerce and others with a vested interest in learning how to maximize the use of their local arts and cultural resources.

The summit, on Friday, Nov. 13, will feature a presentation on the arts council’s work across the state to develop the creative industry, in addition to presentations from Pam Breaux, CEO of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies; and Leonardo Vazquez, executive director of the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking. You can read more about Mr. Vazquez below. It will offer multiple opportunities during afternoon breakout sessions for participants to learn about creative industry initiatives taking place across the state. The day finishes with a panel discussion about funding and growth opportunities for the creative industry. Registration for the summit is $50.

So, who should come to the Creative Industry Summit?

  • Community and regional arts leaders
  • State and local elected officials
  • Business leaders who support community and economic development
  • Main Street directors
  • Tourism commission members and directors
  • Trail Town committee members
  • Convention and visitors bureau professionals
  • Municipal officers, like city managers
  • Artists, arts business owners and creative entrepreneurs
  • Anyone who believes community and economic development can be achieved when the arts have a seat at the table
  • Those interested in supporting and developing their local creative industry

Make plans now to join us Nov. 12-13 in Owensboro. Register for the Kentucky Creative Industry Summit today!


Lori Meadows
Executive Director
KY Arts Council


Contact Info: 

Emily B. Moses
Creative Industry Manager
Owensboro Convention Center
888-833-2787, ext. 472

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