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Creative Hub Live
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Arts Digest Special
Creative Industries at BizTech Expo
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Nonprofit Conference
Art Matters Studio Tours
Nonprofit Workshop
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March 24, 2011

Dear ,


I hope many of you saw our special communication yesterday regarding the BizTech Expo Creative Industries shared booth space. Our media partner, BizTimes Media, has given us an incredible deal, coupled with the Cultural Alliance's contribution, to offer businesses and individuals in the creative industries an affordable way to get in front of the region's business leaders. I hope many of you consider this opportunity and if you have any questions, please reach out to us.


We will be sending out communication about our state arts funding strategy next week, so please stay tuned. 

Christine Harris
Executive Director
Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee

Have you registered for Creative Hub Live: Grand Opening on April 13?


Creative Hub Live: Grand Opening

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

  • Get connected to your community and new opportunities
  • Learn about our new website and membership program
  • 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

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Milwaukee Co. Executive Race + Creative Industries

Before you vote April 5... watch our video interviews of Milwaukee County Executive Candidates Chris Abele and Jeff Stone from last week: 

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Arts Digest Special: Harnessing Our Creativity
Arts DigestIf you missed the first showing of the Arts Digest special, Harnessing our Creativity, which focuses on Creativity Works!, you can catch it again on Sunday or watch it online now.
Channel 36.1
Sunday, March 27 at 6:30pm
Join us at the Creativity Works! Booth at the BizTech Expo May 11-12
BizTech Expo


The Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee and their media partners, Biz Times Media, have partnered to create a shared booth 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 want to showcase as many creative businesses and individuals who are interesting in building connections to other businesses to grow their own. Find out more about this exclusive offer. You must sign up by April 6th!

Entrepreneurship & Innovation: The Israel High-Tech Experience

Spreenkler Welcomes Uzi de Haan, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management at TECHNION - Israel Institute of Technology

Special Spreenkler Meetup Presentation by Professor Uzi de Haan: Economic Growth through Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Key Factors for Success: The Israel High-tech Experience


The success of the high-tech sector in Israel is an interesting success story for economic growth based on innovation and entrepreneurship. Since the 1990s, growth of Israel's GDP has been driven by the high-tech sector. Though the total dollar amount spent on R&D nationally in Israel is low in absolute terms, R&D makes up 4.8% of Israel's total GDP - the highest per capita figure in the world. Even further, Israel is second to only the Silicon Valley area in terms of venture capital start-up investment.


Uzi de Haan is an industry veteran having broad experience with innovation and management practices. His main interest is in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management. During his visit, Professor de Haan will speak on the entrepreneurship process and in particular how discovery, opportunity recognition and evaluation are key for efficient technology transfer from research universities to industry.


This is a free event!

Friday, April 15, 2011, 12:30-1:30 PM

UW Milwaukee Arts Center Lecture Hall, Room ACL 120

2400 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee, WI

Details and required RSVP here 

June 1 Conference: Measuring Nonprofit Performance to Improve Practice


The Conference
Beyond Accountability will focus on using performance measurement to move beyond simply satisfying funders to improving practice and outcomes. Build measurement skills Learn more about methods and resources Explore the use of common outcome measures across organizations Make the data work to improve your organization

The Experts
Carol De Vita and Mary Winkler, Urban Institute scholars from the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute, will scan the performance measurement landscape and showcase new tools they are developing.

Michael Quinn Patton, internationally renowned evaluation expert, will address the importance of organizational leadership in responding to increased demands for measurement.

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Art Matters

Behind the Arts Studio Tour

Over 75 Racine and Kenosha visual, performance and recording studio artists at 49 locations will take part in this event. The tour allows the public to experience the creative process from inspiration to finished products through demonstrations or presentations.


April 1, 6:00-10:00pm

Preview Party: Exhibit of artists, eight 20 minute performance acts 

Vacant Building @ 202 5th St. Racine

April 2, 110:00am-5:00pm

Open Studio Tours
Tickets: suggested donation of $5
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Two Day Seminar & Workshop for Nonprofits

EconomicsWisconsin is offering a two day seminar & workshop for Nonprofit Professionals and Clergy. You can find out more about the workshop online at Please feel free to contact Mark Schug with any questions - (414) 630-6585 or

NEW Job Posting
Grant Writer / Fundraising Coordinator - Freelance
Grant writing and fundraising experience required. Not for profit cultural center hosts upto 6 events annually and offers kids art programming, needing maintenance and operations funding, etc.

Post a Job for FREE here!

Want to Submit Something for the Next Newsletter?
Please fill out our Online Submission Form.

Event Notice Policy:
Member Policy:
Cultural Alliance members in good standing are able to submit up to five events per year, which will be included in the Weekly Update and promoted via CAGM's social media.

Non-Member Policy: The Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee promotes sector-wide sponsored events in the Weekly Update, rather than single-organization events.  Exceptions are made occasionally, completely at the discretion of CAGM. 

Thank you for your understanding.
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