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Creative Alliance Milwaukee Update

March 22, 2012 

Greetings! 

  

Creative Job Alert: We're hiring!  As we mentioned in our last newsletter, we are in full swing developing new initiatives and preparing for the Milwaukee region's first creative conference, "Creative Milwaukee @ Work" to be held at MIAD on June 21st.  The administrative/marketing intern will be an integral part of our activities and we're excited to engage him or her as we look ahead.  Interviews will begin the first week of April so apply now!
 
Check out the newsletter below for some unique event opportunities, an update on our Creative Education initiative, and, of course, jobs.

Enjoy!

The Creative Alliance Team

Support Creative Alliance By Supporting Local Business
Mason Street Grill will be hosting a "cash mob" event Saturday, March 24 beginning at 5 p.m. to benefit Creative Alliance Milwaukee and show support for recent Pfister Artist in Residence, Shelby Keefe. The event will feature Keefe's artwork and the launch of Mason Street Grill's new private label wine. During the cash mob on March 24, visitors will have the opportunity to purchase limited edition bottles of wine with Keefe's signature. 

A portion of the wine sales will go directly to Creative Alliance Milwaukee in an effort to support their mission of advancing and representing creative industries in the Milwaukee area.

Please consider joining Mason Street Grill for this event and show support for Creative Alliance Milwaukee.  Learn More >
Creative Education Project

Creative Alliance Milwaukee received a grant from Northwestern Mutual Foundation last fall to explore the re-framing of arts education to creative education in order to 1) expand the community educational programming beyond arts to include design, film/media and new creative technologies, and 2) to create a better vocabulary for dialogue between arts education and the business community through a focus on creativity skill development.

This project involved a community-wide Advisory Council as well as significant internet research along with in-depth interviews with local senior human resource executives on 'creativity' in the workplace. The findings, conclusions and recommended next steps have profound implications for building a bridge between the self-identified creativity needs of the workplace and the creative education offerings of this community. This was an exciting project and we are very grateful for the Northwestern Mutual Foundation's belief in this exploration and the hard work of all members of the Advisory Council.  Read the report > 

East Town Coffee Connections :: State of the ARTS in Milwaukee
Thursday, March 29, 2012
7:30-9:00am
InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel ~ 139 E. Kilbourn Ave.

Join East Town Association, InterContinental Milwaukee,  The Business Journal, OnMilwaukee.Com & 88Nine Radio Milwaukee for this FREE round-table morning speaker series. The 3rd installment of this season's Coffee Connections will feature a discussion on the State of the ARTS in Milwaukee.  Topics could include: what are some of the greatest challenges facing artists and arts organizations in Milwaukee today; public art and the debate over funding; what are some good things happening in Milwaukee's art scene and more! Learn More >

5 Reasons to make an appearance at Bucketworks on April 14-15!

WHAT?!!: The first BuildHealth hack-a-thon!  The goal of this event is to stick a bunch of very smart and creative people in the same space for a weekend and to try to develop some meaningful improvement in the health care field. Beyond that, let's put SE Sconnie on that map as a place where seriously great things happen.
WHY?!!: Free food, cool people, CASH prizes ($1500 top prize), and a chance to take your inventiveness to a national stage in Washington D.C. And all data sets provided are in the public domain, so this is a chance to show how rad MKE's collaborative ecosystem really is in a meaningful way.
 
WHEN?!!: April 14-15, 2012. Doors open at 9am, the party starts at 10am on the 14th. Be there or be [  ].

WHERE?!!: Bucketworks, 706 South 5th Street, MKE.

WHO?!!: You, Open MiKE, Bucketworks, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Wisconsin Medical society, and whoever else is feeling it!
 
HOW?!!: We don't know yet, this is the part we want you to figure out!
How to Be Creative 
Creativity can seem like magic. We look at people like Steve Jobs and Bob Dylan, and we conclude that they must possess supernatural powers denied to mere mortals like us, gifts that allow them to imagine what has never existed before. They're "creative types." We're not. Read More >
In This Issue
Support Creative Alliance By Supporting Local Business
Creative Education Project
East Town Coffee Connections
BuildHealth Hack-a-Thon
How to be Creative
Featured Gig Postings
Learn More About Membership
Featured Gig Postings

 




 

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