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January 21, 2011
Dear ,

The final report for Creativity Works! is now available. In one year, Mt. Auburn Associates and the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee have worked to determine the state of the creative industries in the M7 region. The findings, which combine individual creatives and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations with creativity-based for-profit industries such as design, printing and architecture, show that the creative industries do play a significant role in the economic development of our region.

I am proud to say that Creativity Works! is the only comprehensive survey of creative enterprises in the Midwest. Few surveys of arts and culture organizations have combined nonprofit organizations with for-profit enterprises, and none have been as extensive as this seven-county study. I hope many of you take a moment to review the executive summary or read the full report.

What's next for Creativity Works! and the Cultural Alliance? We are transitioning our business model to better serve the broader creative industries. We will also be implementing many of the strategies recommended by the report (see page 13 of report), some of which are well underway, including our new website, launching in March, designed to connect and highlight the talent we have right here in the M7. More details on our new projects will be shared in the coming weeks via this newsletter and our website.

Christine Harris
Executive Director
Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee

Creativity Works! Moving Forward
More than 300 people, representing 150+ organizations gathered at the Harley-Davidson Museum to celebrate the final report for Creativity Works! on Wednesday.
Creativity Works! Moving Forward

Mayor Tom Barrett made an appearance at the event and in his opening remarks, lauded Milwaukee's tremendous wealth of creativity, and called on the audience to take that artistic sensibility and use it to boost growth and job creation. 

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"The creative assets of the M7 areas can be used to drive innovation, which can be used to create jobs,"he said, immediately after officially proclaiming January 19 as "Creativity Works Day" in the City of Milwaukee.

The full story, including video, pictures, the Creative Showcase and more are all available at
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Vote for the Next Artist-In-Residence
The Pfister Hotel Names Finalists for Program
Home to more Victorian Art than any other hotel in the world, the historic Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee for the past two years has hosted an artist-in-residence program. A selection committee, consisting of members of the local art community, has announced the six finalists for the 2010-2011 term of the program. This year's finalists are Shelby Keefe; Stephen P. Ohlrich; Jeremy Plunkett; Kate Pfeiffer; Anthony Suminski; and Jim Zwadlo.

Open now, members of the public are able to log on to The Pfister's Aritist In Residence voting page to vote for their favorite artist. Votes can also be cast via twitter (#ArtistInResidence) or by texting 22333 and including the name of the artist. Voting will end Feb. 14, 2011. The selection committee will announce the next artist-in-residence soon thereafter.
RFP Opportunity for International Architecture Exhibit, Venice, Italy
The Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce an open competition to organize the official U.S. representation at the 13th International Venice Architecture Exhibition held in late August through late November 2012, in Venice, Italy. The Architecture exhibition is an exceptional showcase for leading ideas in contemporary architecture and planning through national representations.

Proposals will be accepted from U.S. based non-profit organizations including museums, galleries, visual and design arts centers and schools of design and architecture.

The Deadline for receipt of proposals is April 15, 2011.

For the full guidelines and application instructions, please visit the website and look for the opportunity titled: Official U.S. Presentation at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, (2012), Venice, Italy.

The Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP) is also posted on the ECA website.
Upcoming Peck School Events
Winterdances: �galit�!
Two striking masterpieces of the 20th century, choreographed by masters of contemporary dance Mark Morris and Alwin Nikolais and performed by UW-Milwaukee dance students. The performance will also feature premieres from Ed Burgess, Elizabeth Johnson, and Dani Kuepper.
Feb 3-6, 2011
Thursday-Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm
Mainstage Theatre, UWM Campus
2400 E. Kenwood Blvd
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Fine Arts Quartet
The Fine Arts Quartet celebrates its 65th anniversary season. All 2010-11 performances at the UWM campus are free and open to the public.
February 6, 2011 at 3pm
Helen Bader Concert Hall
2419 E. Kenwood Blvd
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Carthage College Family Fun Night
Milwaukee folksinger David HB Drake presents "Animal Faire", a sing-along "walk on the wild side" for families at Carthage College's "Family Fun Night" series. The program features songs for parents and kids to share about animals from Noah's Ark to the Zoo to Puff, The Magic Dragon.

Friday January 28, 2011 at 6pm
Carthage College, Hedberg Library
2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha , WI
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Call for Artists
The Public Art Subcommittee of the Milwaukee Arts Board annual commissioning project has selected the new Villard Square Library for their next project. This project will provide the opportunity for public art in an underserved neighborhood and will involve the artist(s) as an integral member of the design team.

Learn more
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Telephone subscription sales or fundraising for prominent national performing arts organizations
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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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