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Creative Alliance Milwaukee Update

July 8, 2011


Summerfest is almost over, the Fourth has come and gone, what's up next for big events in Milwaukee? What about big FREE events?


Join us for Creative Hub Live: MillerTime on Wednesday, July 20 from 5 - 8pm. It's now FREE! Thanks to the generosity of our host, MillerCoors, the admission price has been waived, and as long as you pre-register, you're in for free! 


Bring your coworkers, bring a date you want to impress, bring your friends or maybe your great aunt Gertrude who doesn't get out much. We want to meet and mingle with them all!


What's in it for you? Special access to MillerCoors corporate headquarters, a huge selection of free responsible beer tastings and an awesome assortment of fresh grilled food. Come enjoy yourself and meet people from greater Milwaukee's creative community. Sign up now! 




Laurel Osman, Shirah Apple & Denise Lubotsky
The Creative Alliance Team 
Our gift to you... a FREE Event!
(with free beer + food + creative connections)

Hub Live: Miller Time

Wednesday July 20

5:00 - 8:00pm

Fred's Pub

Sponsored by MillerCoors 

  • Expertly paired food and beer from MillerCoors.
  • What's going on with Creative Education? Learn about our initiatives and share your stories.
  • Relaxed, facilitated networking available for those who want to build their connections.
  • In-house beer expert talking about (and demonstrating) "The Art of Beer Tasting". 
  • Only 10 days left to sign up!

Register >

Must be 21 to attend. Advanced registration required.

Christine's Travels

Christine Harris VideoWatch former Creative Alliance Executive Director Christine Harris discuss Milwaukee's creative economy at the 173rd meeting of the National Council of the Arts, the advisory body to the National Endowment for the Arts.


Christine was also invited to present at Arts Alliance Illinois on June 28. Christine writes "again, our work is seen as seminal and we are credited with having more traction with creative economy work than any other community they knew of - which they attribute to our methodology for data collection and our commitment first and foremost to growing our creative industries rather than just measuring ourselves against others." 


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CAMPAC Strategy Session
July 12, 3:30 - 4:30pm
Turner Hall in Gestern Hall, 1034 North 4th Street

Join the Creative Alliance for a strategy and planning session on CAMPAC funding.


  • 2010 update
  • Share your success stories
  • Timeline for advocacy
  • Message points
  • Sign up for supervisor visits

What to bring: Your stories of previous meetings with elected officials and the names of both your home and work district County Supervisors.

Register Here > 

U.S. House Subcommittee Proposes $20 Million Cut to NEA Funding
A U.S. House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee began the funding cycle for Fiscal Year 2012 by approving legislation to fund the NEA at $135.2 million (a $20 million reduction). If enacted, it would be the deepest cut to the NEA in 16 years.

Please consider contacting your members of Congress to submit your perspective so they hear from the creative community (Americans for the Arts has an incredibly easy form, linked on our website below). 

Arts Wisconsin Photo Archive
Arts Wisconsin is building its photo archives to help promote the arts in Wisconsin via their website and social media. They're looking for dynamic, vibrant and exciting images that show off the arts across the state; images reflecting the fabulous diversity and range of the performing, visual, and literary arts in Wisconsin -- kids making art, playing an instrument, singing, dancing; artists and performers at work; people of all ages enjoying the arts; arts facilities; inspirational moments in teaching or involvement in the arts, and more.

Please send up to three pictures of your work or from your organization and/or community, in a .jpg or .gif format, at least 278 x 193 pixels in size, to Anne Katz at (digital images only, please).  Please also send a brief caption to identify the image.

Submissions due Friday, July 22, 2011.

Member Spotlight: Jewish Museum Milwaukee

JMM TapestryJewish Museum Milwaukee, which opened its doors in April 2008, tells the story of the Jewish people in southeastern Wisconsin and celebrates the continuum of Jewish heritage and culture, while teaching the importance of mutual tolerance and respect among people of all faiths and cultures. The Museum is located in the Helfaer Community Service Building at 1360 Prospect Avenue, designed by Edward Durrell Stone. Just inside is the Museum's major artifact, a one-of-a-kind, 14-by-19-foot tapestry designed by Marc Chagall (shown here). 


The Museum's creative efforts in the Greater Milwaukee area began with the collection of artifacts and creation of exhibits, videos and other interactive features that make up the content of the Museum.


Learn More about Jewish Museum Milwaukee >


Learn More about Membership > 

Member Orientation
OrientationAugust 9, 4:30 - 5:30PM

Open to Members & Non-Members

New to Creative Alliance Milwaukee Membership? Curious about what it means to be a member? Orientation is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the organization. Plus, it's a great way to meet people and jumpstart your network. Join us as we share our mission, strategy, services and benefits and, of course, answer all your questions. This is your creative connection - learn how to use it!


Sign Up >  

In This Issue
Hub Live: MillerTime FREE
Christine's Travels
CAMPAC Strategy Session
NEA Cuts
Arts WI Photo Archive
Member Spotlight
Member Orientation
Featured Member Event
Featured Job Postings
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Volunteers Needed 
July 20

Creative Alliance needs volunteers for Hub Live: Miller Time on July 20. We need:

  • Videographer (equipment provided)
  • Registration help 
  • Facilitator (help people connect)
  • General help

 Sign Up to Volunteer > 

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