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January 28, 2011

Dear ,

After our successful event on January 19, Creativity Works! is now truly moving forward, along with the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee. In the next few months, the Cultural Alliance will be expanding and
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transitioning its business model to serve the for-profit creative industries as well as non-profit arts and culture organizations. Click here to read more about our next steps.

We're also very grateful and excited about the press coverage of our event last week. Make sure you check out the Shepherd Express' cover story on us!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Christine Harris
Executive Director
Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee

Indiana's Largest Nonprofits Launching New Businesses in Response to Tight Budgets
Facing near record deficits, arts organizations are getting creative about generating revenue in Indiana. The Indianapolis Museum of Art started a new consulting business, IMA Art Services, specializing in public art. IMA just landed a $100,000 one-year contract to manage the Indianapolis Airport authority's $4 million collection. The museum also has an IT consultancy called IMA Labs which serves smaller museums. IMA Labs and IMA Art Services aren't independent companies, but the staff members who work on their projects account for the time they spend on those ventures separately. The Indianapolis Symphony also plans to outsource administrative services for nonprofits. The symphony isn't planning to advertise, but hopes existing business relationships lead to new clients. It remains to be seen if venturing into the for-profit consulting world will be worth the tax implications and added demands on staff.
"Play On!"
"If music be the food of love, play on!" Optimist Theatre invites you to enjoy an evening of entertainment at a fundraiser to benefit the 2011 production of free Shakespeare in the Park, Twelfth Night.

Saturday, February 12, 2011
7:00 pm Reception / 8:00 pm Show
Alverno College - Teaching, Learning and Technology Center
3400 S. 43rd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53234

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Call for Artists
Resident Art Studios opening up at RedLine Milwaukee. Now accepting applications for Mentoring and Emerging Artists. Artists remain "in residence" at RedLine for a two to three year period. Affordable space, mentoring, exhibition opportunities, crits, workshops, and more. Applications on line at and due March 1.
NEW Job Postings
Radio Producer - Full Time
88nine Radio Milwaukee is hiring another producer for its community initiatives programs focused on building awareness of Milwaukee's community assets, engaging our listeners in their community and highlighting the non-profit organizations working to make this a better community.
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Business Developer - Full Time
Layer One Media is seeking a Business Developer who can think big while bringing passion for their craft, our clients and our clients' audience on the web.
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Digital/New Media Design & Dev - Internship
Social New Media Agency looking to fill an internship in our Digital (web)/New Media group.
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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  *  Helen Bader Foundation  *  Kahler Slater  *

Marcus Corporation  *  M & I Corporation  *  MillerCoors  * 

The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation  *  Spirit of Milwaukee  * 

The Wagner Companies  *  West Bend Mutual Insurance  * 

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