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Creative Alliance Milwaukee Update

August 12, 2011


Today, the Creative Alliance hosted more than a dozen representatives from the creative community for the first meeting of the Creative Education Advisory Council. The Council will be advising the Alliance on enhancing the creativity and innovation capacity of our children by supporting a creative education curriculum. The goal of the council is to deliver an outlined plan for creative education in K-12 schools. Their focus will be to:
  • Creative Educationdefine creative education
  • provide advice to Creative Alliance staff on project components
  • review project deliverables
  • help articulate project outcomes and measures of success
  • be supportive public advocates for the project
The energy in the room was palpable as people introduced themselves, described what brought them to the table, and articulated  their hopes for project outcomes.  As one participant said, "equity [of access to creative education] creates the talent pool." The Council will meet monthly and is expected to complete its work before the end of the year. Stay tuned to the newsletter and website for updates! 


Laurel Osman, Shirah Apple & Denise Lubotsky
The Creative Alliance Team 
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Who We AreWatch local creatives speak to who we are... and why is doesn't need to be a secret! 
Out of the Suitcase IV

Works by Recent Recipients of the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Awards

August 20 - October 8, 2011

Gallery hours, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 


Reception, Thursday, September 8, 6 - 9 p.m.

MIAD's Frederick Layton Gallery


Out of the SuitcaseEach year, the Mary L. Nohl fund helps 15-20 Milwaukee-area artists take their art to venues around the world. This exhibition, jointly curated by Bruce Knackert, Director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's INOVA gallery, and Mark Lawson, Gallery Director at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, shows works by the award recipients, including some of the works they exported to diverse locales.


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New Mobile Courses - UWM

Website Design for Mobile Devices 

Friday, October 28 

With the ever-increasing popularity of Web-enabled portable devices, it's important to know how to create sites for mobile devices. Learn the benefits and techniques.

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Mobile Apps Marketing: Reaching Your Customers Wherever & Whenever
Thursday, September 29
Want to connect with your customers and clients in an innovative and unique way? In 2012 Smartphone sales will pass PC sales. With the explosion in mobile devices such as iPhone, Android, iPad and Blackberry, mobile is now a key marketing tool for businesses to reach your current and future customers easily, wherever they are!

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2011 Nonprofit Salary & Benefits Survey 

Accurate, detailed information about nonprofit sector employee compensation and benefits is an invaluable tool for management staff trying to stretch limited dollars. The new biennial Salary & Benefit Survey will be available online in October to provide the data you need.


Nonprofit Salary & Benefits Survey:

  • Updated salary data for more than 57 different jobs
  • Statistical breakdown of wage ranges, benefits, and more
To make sure you get invited to participant and receive the results at a significant discount, email the Nonprofit Center your email address.  Be sure to give only one email address and the appropriate person who can complete the survey with employee and benefit data. Email for more information or to participate in the survey. 
Member Spotlight: MIAD

MIADWho will be the creative leaders our economy demands? Who travels from around the country to attend college in Wisconsin - and remains in our community at a rate of 80%, preferred for employment across multiple disciplines because of their ability to think, create, innovate and lead?


Students attending the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), the state's only non-profit, independent college of art and design, which confers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, the most highly regarded and dually accredited undergraduate degree in the visual arts.


MIAD 2MIAD, founded in 1974 as the successor to the venerated Layton School of Art, offers 11 majors in an innovative, integrated learning community. Majors are: Industrial (product) Design - a program ranked 10th in the nation - Communication Design, Interior Architecture + Design, Illustration, Time-Based Media (Animation & Video), Drawing, Integrated Studio Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Photography and Sculpture.


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Welcome New Members

THANK YOU to our new and renewed members! 

  • Finn Digital LLC
  • GE Healthcare  
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)
  •, Inc.     
  • Piano Arts of Wisconsin Inc
  • Scheibel Halaska              
  • Walker's Point Center for the Arts           
  • West Bend Children's Theatre    
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Video: Who We Are
Out of the Suitcase
New Mobile Courses
Nonprofit Salary/Benefit Survey
Member Spotlight
Welcome New Members
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