Launching an arts incubator in Michigan

Monday, July 16, 2007

A new arts incubator is getting off the ground in Southeast Michigan. Read more.

A lot of civic leaders are still having difficulty wrapping their heaads around the idea that creativity and the arts play a central role inthe emerging network-based economy.

Here's an example.

Compare the sponsorship page for Ingenuity 2007 with the sponsorship page of Louisville's Idea Festival.

Foundations dominate Ingenuity. Corporations, economic development organizations and universities dominate Idea Festival. (Indeed, not one economic development organization is listed in Ingenuity.)

To learn more about the connection of the arts, creativity and innovation, here's a magazine to download. The Council on Higher Education in New England published a good series of articles that connect creativity to economic development. You can download it here.

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