Small Business After Hours - Creative Industry - Your Creative Advantage
Colorado is a global leader in the creative industries, which include six creative sectors: design, film and media, heritage, literary and publishing, performing arts, and visual arts and crafts. The “Creative” Industry is as big as the imagination. So how do you make yourself not only stand out as an artist, but also thrive? Please join our panel of diverse, creative Artrepreneurs for some peer networking with refreshments, followed by a panel discussion on topics such as: • I’ve created, now how do I get heard/seen? • Making a living with your art • The new creative class - What works in today's marketplace • How to attract and delight your ideal “customer”
Speaker(s): Amelia Caruso; attended the Arts Academy of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati. She studied Documentary Photography and brings that sense of “composing inside the viewfinder” to her paintings. Her work as been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country including Ft Collins Museum of Art and many Art in Public Places projects in Colorado. Amelia worked on television’s Will & Grace. Now she has found a more purposeful & powerful work with the introspective look of her current direction. Amelia also has a very successful fabric line called “Effervescence” with industry leader Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Dawn Duncan is a music industry executive and the owner of Yellowbright, Inc., an agency dedicated to licensing and consulting for musicians. Additionally, she is the founder and President of Sugarfox Records, an indie label founded in 2014 and designed to co-brand between companies and bands as a way of cross-marketing and also funding album recording and promotion. In 2015, she assumed the role of Managing Editor of Scene Magazine, a 26-year old music, nightlife, entertainment, and lifestyle publication for the Front Range of Colorado. She has been a Fort Collins resident and entrepreneur since moving to Colorado in 1994 from Minnesota and is a graduate of the University of North Dakota. Peggy Lyle, A native of Santa Fe, Peggy is passionate about the arts and creative approaches to business and communications. With 20+ years of event production, marketing, and programming for Downtown Fort Collins and The Rhythm Co., she’s aided musicians, performers, galleries, artists, non-profits, small businesses and events navigate promotion, audience cultivation, programming and business strategy. Highlight Projects/Boards: Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, FoCoMX, Colorado Brewers’ Festival, FC Gallery Walk, Downtown Fort Collins Creative District and TriMedia Film Festival. Jennifer Spencer; Moved forward by an insatiable curiosity of life and learning, Jennifer Spencer has explored song writing and recorded songs, invented and patented products, been the CEO of start-up ventures, successfully commercialized products on an international scale and sung in rock&roll bands. Jennifer is currently focusing her creativity on abstract oil painting. She is a consultant and mentor to new businesses at the Small Business Development Center. Moderator, Gregg Adams. Gregg Adams began as a musician, performing at venues throughout the U.S. After a stint in the corporate world, Gregg began to concentrate on artistic and philanthropic pursuits. He joined 2-time Grammy award winning band Arrested Development as business affairs manager, generating substantial increases in revenue and visibility for the band. In 2008 Gregg, along with his wife and business partner Wendy, founded 2 Fat Farmers Productions, a production company committed to creating personalized entertainment and training options for corporate and private customers. Gregg has personally managed a variety of artists, including Young Ancients, the Holler!, Michael Kirkpatrick, Carlton Pride and Fierce Bad Rabbit, for whom he secured a synchronization deal to provide music for New Belgium Brewing’s first national TV commercial, to name a few.
This event will be held at: Community Creative Center 200 Mathews St. Fort Collins, CO 80524
Fee: No Cost