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January 6, 2011
Dear ,

With the New Year comes new members of the Wisconsin State Assembly and State Senate. I urge you to connect with these individuals now to build relationships and communicate the vital role the creative industries play in economic growth and job creation. Arts Wisconsin has connections to these members. Find out more below.

We're putting the finishing touches on Creativity Works! Final Research Report on the M7 Creative Industries. If you haven't registered to attend our public release on January 19, please do so below!

Christine Harris
Executive Director
Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee

Who's Coming to Moving Forward on January 19?
Join this list and be there on January 19 at Creativity Works! Moving Forward at the Harley-Davidson Museum!

Register Now

AIGA Wisconsin - Art House Reveal - Art Milwaukee - Aurum Design - Berman & Associates LLC - Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee - Brew City Promotions, Inc. - BridgeStreet - Buzz Monkeys, Inc. - City of Milwaukee - Design Fugitives, LLC - DG Company - Dr Soup - Economic Development Washington County - Festival City Symphony - Finn Digital - Flux Design, Ltd. - - Greater Milwaukee Committee -  Harley-Davidson Motor Company - In Tandem Theater - IN:SITE and Performance Art Showcase - Intrinsic Creative - Kahler Slater - Kenosha Area Business Alliance - Lake Country Players - Marcus Corporation - MIAD - Milwaukee Area Technical College - Milwaukee Art Museum - Milwaukee Ballet - Milwaukee Film - Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design - Milwaukee Public Television - MRA - The Management Association - Nelson Schmidt - Northwestern Mutual Foundation - Organic Arts - Peck School of the Arts, UWM - Present Music - Quad/Graphics, Inc. - Regional Technology Strategies, Inc. - Renaissance Theaterworks - SmartWave - Spano Pratt Executive Search - Storefront - Street Piazza Marche - Successful Entrepreneur Investors LLC - Third Person, Inc. - Uihlein Wilson Architects - United Performing Arts Fund - UWM School of Continuing Education - UW-Parkside College of Arts and Sciences - VL Schleicher Sculptures LLC - Water Council - Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation - Working Innovations - Write Now! Consulting -, Inc.

Tickets are only $20. The celebration features live music, food, drinks featuring Rehorst tastings, networking and the presentation of Creativity Works! final report.
Connect with Your State Legislators Today!
On Monday, January 3, all 99 members of the Wisconsin State Assembly and 33 members of the State Senate were sworn in, including many members who are new to the governing process. It is important to connect with them now, to build relationships and to show that the arts, arts education and creative economy are important to you, your community, and everyone.

All of these new and returning state leaders are primarily focused on reducing the state's deficit and creating incentives to grow the economy. Many of these representatives, in particular the new legislators, are also focused on cutting what they consider to be "discretionary" spending.

It is imperative that arts advocates work quickly together to connect with and educate these leaders about the profound role the arts play in spurring economic growth and job creation.

Arts Wisconsin's Legislative Action Center database has been updated with contact information for all new members of the administration. They also have helpful tools, including customizable letters you can send to your state representative. Take action!
Next Act Tops Capital Campaign Goal
Next Act Theatre has raised nearly $1 million through its capital campaign for its new performance hall and office facility in the 5th Ward, surpassing a $950,000 goal.

As of Dec. 31, 2010, the theater group has raised $994,020 in total gifts and pledges from board and former board members, patrons, artists, local foundations and corporations. The funds were raised in about a year in a challenging economy.

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smARTpower Now Taking Applications
The Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs visual arts initiative, smARTpower, is now accepting applications.

smARTpower sends U.S. artists abroad to collaborate with youth and local artists in the creation of community-based projects in China, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Venezuela. Focusing on community engagement that encourages dialogue, experimentation and creativity, this program is designed to stimulate discourse around social issues, including the environment, education, health, girls or women's issues and freedom of expression. In addition to leaving a tangible legacy of their project in the community, artists will conduct workshops, teach master classes, and perform other outreach activities while abroad.

Interested artists can apply online. Deadline: February 28, 2011
NEW Job Postings
Graphic Design (Full Time)
The Gordon Flesch Company seeks a Graphic Designer, responsible for the creation of compelling, creative design and (at times) creative copywriting to include: advertisements, web pages, brochures, invitations, presentations and newsletters.
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User Experience Designer (Full Time)
RedPrairie is looking for a User Experience Designer to develop user scenarios, tasks, models, and conceptual and formal user interface (UI) prototypes.
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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. 

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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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