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Creative Alliance Milwaukee Update

December 16, 2011

Greetings! 

 

As we wrap up 2011, we reflect on the great deal of progress we've made in a very short time since we formed the Alliance last April.

Highlights include:
  • Finalizing our vision and strategic plan which we are using to guide our efforts for 2012
  • Developing two new earned revenue streams based upon services desired by the creative community
  • Helped conceive and execute the very successful "Creativity Works Here" initiative with the Shops of Grand Avenue, almost completely filling up the available space in the Plankinton Mall
We are excited to unveil our strategic plan, along with a variety of events and new service offerings in the new year.

In the meantime, enjoy the last newsletter of the year, chock full of goodies on creativity, arts education and entrepreneurship.  Be sure to check out the jobs section, featuring the Research Intern
position with the Alliance.

 

Happy Holidays!  

 

The Creative Alliance Team

National Endowment for the Arts Announces New Federal Interagency Task Force to Promote Research on the Arts & Human Development
The National Endowment for the Arts is leading a new task force of 13 federal agencies and departments to encourage more and better research on how the arts help people reach their full potential at all stages of life.   Learn More>

Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking


1. You are creative
The artist is not a special person, each one of us is a special kind of artist. Every one of us is born a creative, spontaneous thinker. The only difference between people who are creative and people who are not is a simple belief. Creative people believe they are creative. People who believe they are not creative, are not. Once you have a particular identity and set of beliefs about yourself, you become interested in seeking out the skills needed to express your identity and beliefs. This is why people who believe they are creative become creative. If you believe you are not creative, then there is no need to learn how to become creative and you don't. The reality is that believing you are not creative excuses you from trying or attempting anything new. When someone tells you that they are not creative, you are talking to someone who has no interest and will make no effort to be a creative thinker. 
Facilitating the Incubation and Commercialization of Startups and Small Businesses  
The U.S. Economic Development Administration December Monthly Update is chock full of helpful information for emerging entrepreneurs and also offers an incubator toolkit.  Learn More>

Creative Educating for the Future

A DISADVANTAGED British school seeks a creative solution when its science students are failing badly. It's suggested they hire a professional dramatist; the kids end up writing a haunting play about genetic diseases, based on research into gene science, as well as the medical, legal and ethical issues it raises. 

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In This Issue
National Endowment for the Arts Announces New Federal Interagency Task Force
Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking
Facilitating the Incubation and Commercialization of Startups and Small Businesses
Creative Educating for the Future
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