April 25, 2012
ANNUAL CREATE DENVER EXPO, SATURDAY, MAY 12 - A Program of Create Denver Week, May 10-13
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock will kick-off the Create Denver Expo on Saturday, May 12, at the Colorado Convention Center, during Create Denver Week. The Expo is an annual day-long event with over 35 workshops that provides creative individuals and business owners a “one-stop” opportunity to learn of various small business services and programs that can help stabilize their creative enterprise and plan for the future.
NEW LOCATION - Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street in Denver, 10am-4pm
9am – Convention Center Doors Open
9:30am – Exhibit Hall Open & Welcoming Remarks by Denver Mayor, Michael B. Hancock
10am – 4pm – Workshops Open
4 – 6pm – Networking After Party at Crave Dessert Bar and Organic Pizza Company at 14th & Champa.
Online registration is now open and required for attendance at the Create Denver Expo. The workshop fee is $10 for the day with an option to pre-purchase lunch from Centerplate. Workshops are on a first-come, first-served basis, as capacity is limited. To register, visit http://bit.ly/CDWeek2012, advance registration closes May 11. For complete details on the various activities taking place as part of Create Denver Week, visit www.denvergov.org/CreateDenver.
The 2012 Expo Workshops include:
• Bridging the Communication Gap Between Artists and Clients
• Branding and Marketing in Fashion and Beyond
• Creative Districts - How Can They Help My Business? (Elaine Mariner, CCI)
• Business Feasibility from the Ground Up (Ben Weeda)
• Finding or Building Your Creative Space (The Space Creators)
• Fiscal Sponsorship + Crowdfunding (Fractured Atlas)
• Funding for Artists (Jan Brennan)
• Introductory Social Media for Business Owners
• Maintain the Momentum of Creative Energy (Half Moon Studio)
• Meet the MasterMinds-Colorado's Creative Class (Westword)
• Public Art 101: From Application to Installation
• Write-Offs and Business Entities (Denver Tax Group)
• SHIFT: Designing a Sustainable Colorado (AIGA)
• The Independent Film Studio (Panel Discussion)
• Media Marketing for the Responsible Creative (DenverMind Media)
• What You Should Know About the Future of Music (Storm Gloor)
• Your Art Market and Audience Development (88 88 Artlook)
The Create Denver Expo is sponsored by Branded Business Apps. Get the free “Create Denver” mobile app, created by Branded Business Apps, from your mobile phone store today! Keep up to date with all the activities, know where to go, get the complete Expo schedule, and add your photos.
More than 80 organizations will be participating as exhibitors and/or workshop presenters at the Create Denver Expo, including: 88 88 ArtLook; ACCION Colorado; AIGA; American Society of Media Photographers Colorado; Art Directors Club of Denver; Arts & Venues Denver; Asgard Entertainment; Branded Business Apps; Club Workshop; College in Colorado; Colorado Alliance of Illustrators; Colorado Creative Industries; Colorado Film and Video Association; Colorado Music Business Organization; ColoradoCreates.org; Connect With Creatives; Control Group Productions; Crazy Horse Studios;Creative Connections; Options Multimedia; Creative Density Coworking; Creative Grant Services; Creatives and Business LLC; Denver Design Incubator; Denver Entertainment Art and Design Academy; Denver Metro Small Business Development Center; Denver Musicians Association; Denver Public Art Program; Denver Public Library; Denver Writers Meet-up; DenverMind Media; Dragon Head Music & Productions; FORK LLC; Fractured Atlas; Galaxy Quotes; Half Moon Studios; Hyperform Design Co-op, Inc.; Inner Fire, Outer Light; Katharine-Marie Designs; KindleExpert.com; Kitchen Table Writing; Mile High Business Alliance; MIPMic; Mod Space Design; Money for Main Street; New Culture Magazine; Nikkel Consulting; Nonprofit Know How; Office of Economic Development; Open Media Foundation; PivotGuild; Reed Photo-Art; Replin, Rhodes, Ratner; Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute; StormGloor; The Creative Farm; The Denver Tax Group; The Space Creators; Westword; Whaley Digital Press
Create Denver is an initiative of Arts & Venues Denver. Create Denver seeks to strengthen the overall health and vitality of Denver by supporting the growth and development of the creative sector, including creative enterprises such as film, music, art galleries, art districts, fashion and graphic design and individual artists.
Many thanks to the following sponsors for their support of the Create Denver Expo:
The Colorado Convention Center
Branded Business Apps
Arts & Venues Denver’s mission is to enhance Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, artwork and entertainment opportunities. The division operates some of the region’s highest-profile facilities including the Colorado Convention Center, Crossroads Theater, Denver Coliseum, Denver Performing Arts Complex and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Arts & Venues Denver also oversees Denver’s public art program, economic development programs including Create Denver, literacy programs such as One Book, One Denver, and entertainment and cultural events such as the Five Points Jazz Festival.