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Creative Hub Live
Milwaukee Co. Executive Race
Arts Digest Special
The Italian Girl in Algiers
Creative Industries at BizTech Expo
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March 17, 2011

Dear ,


Arts Wisconsin announced today that they will be conducting statewide conference calls during the 2011-2013 state budget season on funding for the arts, arts education and creative economy, the progress of arts advocacy, and how you can take action.


The first call will happen this Monday, March 21, 5:30 pm and will be repeated with the same content on Tuesday, March 22, 10 am. Email Arts Wisconsin at with your name and contact info to receive the phone number, passcode to join the call and an agenda. 

We are headed to County Executive Candidates Chris Abele and Jeff Stone's offices today and tomorrow to get on their perspective and commitment to growing our creative industries. More on the interviews below.


We have now selected a new name for the organization, the new website is really coming along - and we want YOU to share in our excitement on how we can better serve your needs and interests. So, PLEASE join us for our 'grand opening' event on April 13 - details below.


Finally, have some fun and watch MPTV's terrific new Arts Digest on our creative industries work - details below.


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Christine Harris
Executive Director
Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee

Who's Coming to Creative Hub Live: Grand Opening on April 13?

a.r.t. (artists. rallying. together.) - Artists Working in Education - Bel Canto Chorus - Big Shoes Network - BizStarts Milwaukee - Cardinal Stritch University Art Gallery - City of Milwaukee - CR DAVIDSON ART - Department of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Gateway to Milwaukee - Gohr Creative Services - Greater Milwaukee Committee - Harley Davidson Museum - Juice Branding - MATC School of Media and Creative Arts - MIAD - Milller Coors - Milwaukee Ballet - Milwaukee Water Council - Museum of Wisconsin Art - Musical Offering Ltd. - Optimist Theatre - Organic Arts - Present Music - Quad/Graphics, Inc. - Racine Art Museum - Racine Symphony Orchestra - Rocket Ink - Saturn Lounge Photography - SmartWave - South Milwaukee PAC - Tanner-Monagle, Inc - The Kubala Washatko Architects - University of Wisconsin-Parkside - Urban Anthropology, Inc. - UWM Peck School of the Arts - VISIT Milwaukee - Wormfarm Institute
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Creative Hub Live: Grand Opening

Wednesday, April 13
Moct, 240 E Pittsburgh Ave, Milwaukee

This event marks the first of many "Creative Hub Live" networking events to get you connected to your community and new opportunities. You'll also learn about our new website, membership program and you'll be able to take advantage of a special one-time membership discount at the event!
The celebration will also include food/cash bar, music from a local DJ and a drawing for a free year-long membership with the new organization!  Read More


Milwaukee Co. Executive Race + Creative Industries

What do the candidates have to say about the creative industries? Find out Saturday!

Chris Abele          Jeff Stone

Chris Abele                                         Jeff Stone

The April 5 Stone-Abele runoff is shaping up to be a highly competitive fight. We wanted to hear their take on the creative industries, so we're heading to their offices tomorrow for interviews. We will post video of their responses on our website,  on Saturday. If you want a sneak peek at the questions we're asking, click here.  
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Arts Digest Special: Harnessing Our Creativity
Arts Digest
Catch the upcoming Arts Digest special, Harnessing our Creativity which focuses on Creativity Works!, the recent study to inventory Milwaukee's creative resources and how they can be leveraged to integrate creative thinking into old industries and develop new business and industries in our region. The results of the study are surprising. Interviewed are Christine Harris, president of Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee, and 13 others who cross a variety of creative and business sectors.
Channel 10.1
Monday, March 21 at 8pm
Wednesday March 23 at 9:30pm
Channel 36.1
Sunday, March 27 at 6:30pm
You can also watch the full interviews on their website, ArtsDigest.TV starting on Monday, March 21.
The Italian Girl in Algiers
Join the Florentine Opera on a madcap adventure to a land of magnificent palaces, swashbuckling pirates, lavish harems--and what may be opera's most memorable spaghetti fight! This comic bel canto opera features an internationally-acclaimed cast directed by William Thiesen and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, bringing Rossini's whimsical tale and frothy, exuberant melodies to life.


Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 2:30 PM

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Uihlein Hall
929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Coming Soon: Opportunity to Display at BizTech Expo
BizTech Expo

The Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee and their media partners, Biz Times Media, are exploring a shared space for the creative industries (design firms, performers, artists, radio stations -- and more!) to display at the BizTech Expo May 11 & 12.
Why is this a good opportunity for you?
Over 3,500 pre-qualified owners, executives and business professionals representing all industries attend. That means:
  • 86% are decision makers
  • 65% are CEOs
  • 70% of the companies have $1,000,000+ in annual revenue
  • 56% are looking for more business relationships

We're creating a co-op booth space for 5-20 businesses and individuals in the creative industries who are interesting in building connections to other businesses to grow their own.


We will be releasing more details in the coming weeks. If you are interested in learning more about participating, please contact Shirah Apple at and include "Expo Participation" in the subject line.

NEW Job Posting
Technology Manager - Full Time

VISIT Milwaukee has an immediate opening for a full-time Technology Manager to manage the technology needs of the organization as well as perform daily duties related to IT support.

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Thanks to our Creativity Works! Sponsors
This project is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Creativity Works! thanks its local sponsors: 

Forest County Potawatomi Foundation * Frontier Airlines *  

Greater Milwaukee Foundation  *  Harley-Davidson Motor Company *

Helen Bader Foundation  *  Kahler Slater  * Marcus Corporation  *  M & I Corporation  * 

MillerCoors  * Northwestern Mutual Foundation *

The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation  *  Spirit of Milwaukee  *  

The Wagner Companies  *  West Bend Mutual Insurance  *  Wisconsin Arts Board