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Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Kentucky Arts Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Musgrave
502-892-3122
tomr.musgrave@ky.gov

Kentucky Arts Council Hosting Third Annual Creative Industry Summit Nov. 30 in Lexington

“The annual Creative Industry Summit is an important part of keeping the conversation going. We think attendees at this year’s summit will take plenty of knowledge back to their respective communities and start their own conversations.”
—— Lori Meadows, Kentucky Arts Council executive director

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2016) —The Kentucky Arts Council’s third annual Creative Industry Summit, Nov. 30 at the Lexington Convention Center, will continue building on the success from the previous two conferences, adding even more programming about emerging creative endeavors in the Commonwealth.

The summit will feature morning plenary presentations and afternoon workshops on a broad array of topics for those who work in or support the creative industry at the state and local level. Registration is $15 and can be made online.

“We’ve created a lot of momentum for examining the state of the creative industry since the release of the Creative Industry Report in 2014, and the annual Creative Industry Summit is an important part of keeping the conversation going,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. “We think attendees at this year’s summit will take plenty of knowledge back to their respective communities and start their own conversations.”

Among the summit’s morning plenary session topics are an update on the arts council’s latest creative industry initiatives, learning opportunities on how artists can successfully collaborate with business people and community leaders, and an introduction to and status report on Kentucky’s fast-growing video game development industry.

Afternoon sessions will offer direct training opportunities to individuals working in the creative industry through two afternoon learning tracks – one for visual artists and another for performing artists. A third learning track will be offered for those interested in community arts topics.

The afternoon will feature workshops and presentations on:

  • Brand development.
  • Increasing and targeting social media efforts.
  • Marketing and selling artwork online.
  • Legal protection for artists and artwork.
  • Getting tax questions answered for your small business.
  • Planning culturally relevant community events.
  • Starting and executing successful public art projects.
  • Discovering a network of trained cultural documentation specialists who can help you with your project.

For more information on the Creative Industry Summit, including a summit agenda, visit the arts council’s website or contact Emily B. Moses, arts council creative industry manager, at emilyb.moses@ky.gov or 502-892-3109.

 

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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The arts council is celebrating 50 years of service in 2016.