Creative Industry


Kentucky Creative Industry Summit Agenda

Kentucky Creative Industry Summit

Dec. 5, 2017

Morehead Conference Center
111 E. First St.
Morehead, KY 40351

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8-8:45 a.m. Registration and Networking

8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Comments

9-9:50 a.m. Opening Plenary Session

Building an Arts and Military Community, Health & Wellness Ecosystem
U.S. Army Brigadier General Nolen Bivens (retired)
Our opening plenary session will provide an introduction to national efforts taking place across the country, such as the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military, that present partnership opportunities for artists, arts organizations and communities interested in supporting the well-being of military service members, veterans and their families.

10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Workshops

Pricing Your Art & Craft
Tim Glotzbach, Director, Berea College Crafts
Learn how to price work accurately for the wholesale and retail market-place, while insuring fair compensation for the artist.

Exhibits and Artist Relationships
Matt Collinsworth, Kentucky Folk Art Center Director and Curator
Experience the exhibit in the Kentucky Folk Art Center main gallery, then hear from director and curator, Matt Collinsworth, about working with living artists, and how the center has built a reputation as an honest broker.

11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Contracts and Copyright for Artists

Jeremy Beck, composer and attorney for the arts Ackerson & Yann, PLLC, Louisville
This session looks at some of the essential concerns related to contracts and copyright law that may affect those involved in various fields of creative activity. Mr. Beck practices entertainment and art law, intellectual property law (trademark and copyright) and general business law in Louisville. As a composer of classical music, he holds particular insight into the challenges and legal issues facing those engaged in the arts.

Introduction to the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Todd Finley, Executive Director, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
The Kentucky Artisan Center celebrates Kentucky’s artisans through sales, exhibits and displays, events, demonstrations and information about open studios in Berea and other Kentucky communities. They carry one of the largest selections of art, craft, music and literature produced by Kentucky artists. Learn more about the center and how to apply to have your products carried at the KACB.

Homegrown Handmade: Arts at the Farmers Market, A Conversation with Innovators
Moderator, Mark Brown, Kentucky Arts Council; Panelists, Glenn Baker, Owsley County; Beaver Dam Mayor Paul Sandefur, Ohio County
Join participants in the Kentucky Arts Council’s USDA-funded Homegrown Handmade farmers market project to hear how participants in each of the two pilot counties have enhanced their farmers markets through the arts and provided new opportunities for artists in their areas.

Noon-1:15 p.m. Lunch and Networking

1:15-2:45 p.m. Workshops

Intro to Branding and Marketing for Creative Makers
Jennifer Reis, Artist, Professor, Morehead State University
Brand identity is the sum of consistent visuals, narratives and interactions you provide the external world to represent your work. In this session, participants will go through exercises to generate an inventory of information to be crafted into a brand identity along with basic marketing strategies, tools, and platforms.

Wholesaling and New Accounts
Tim Glotzbach, Director, Berea College Crafts
Learn how to manage wholesale accounts and inventory, while looking at creative ways to generate new accounts with retailers interested in carrying your products.

A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green – the Exhibit and Beyond
Kentucky Folklife Program/Kentucky Museum Director Brent Bjorkman
Currently on display at the Kentucky Museum now through June 30, 2018, A Culture Carried is based on 18 months of oral history research with members of the thriving Bosnian population in Bowling Green. The exhibit highlights refugee experiences, shared traditions and the dynamic cultural practices found in this community. Combining resources from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for Humanities, and Western Kentucky University’s International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Kentucky. Folklife Program presents a series of public events, foodways demonstration, and an exhibit website, all of which expand the exhibit’s impact while building new relationships, collections efforts and collaborative opportunities.

Creative Youth Workforce Development Panel Discussion
This panel discussion, moderated by Kentucky Department of Education Arts Specialist Dr. Kyle Lee will go in-depth with educators, artists and workforce development specialists who are on the forefront of preparing youth to be a part of the creative industry workforce through arts and technology.

3-4:30 p.m. Workshops

Social Media for Creative Makers
Jennifer Reis, Artist, Professor, Morehead State University
Success stories abound of creative makers leveraging social media platforms to build their social and financial capital. This session will introduce participants to the more popular social media platforms and will go through how the individual sites work, their unique content delivery and aesthetic, and associated audience segments. Participants will leave with an understanding of which platforms are best suited for their ventures, appropriate posts/content, and strategies for building appropriate content, posting frequency and audience engagement.

Podcasting: A How-to
Kate Fowler, Appalachian Media Institute
Kate Fowler will teach participants how to create their own podcasts with the help of Jaydon Tolliver, Appalachian Media Institute intern. He is currently a student at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and is a filmmaker, musician and writer from Whitesburg.

For more information, contact:

Emily B. Moses
Creative Industry Manager


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