Wisconsin Creative Summit | Spring 2019

Wisconsin Creative Summit:  Creative Placemaking
Monday, March 11, 2019 – 1-5 pm
Wisconsin Studio, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison
Register today!

Join your colleagues at the spring 2019 Wisconsin Creative Summit to talk and learn about creative placemaking, what it’s all about, and what it can mean for your community and for Wisconsin. This pre-Arts Day gathering is all about sharing your successes and challenges, telling your stories, and strengthening your work.

If you are involved with and care about the arts in your community as a staff member, board member, or community activist, you should attend this conference. Learn from old and new friends about the role, impact and benefits of the arts in their communities, and share what’s happening in yours.

Bring your best ideas and your curiosity, your brochures, posters and flyers to share about what you are doing, and anything else that shows off the uniqueness and authenticity of your work and your community!

Schedule (a work in progress – watch for updates)

12:30 pm – Registration

1 pm – Welcome and introductions

1:30 pm – Update on the arts, policy and politics, with Anne Katz, Arts Wisconsin

2 pm-3:30 pm – What do we mean by creative placemaking?  Panel discussion with state advocates and experts, including:

  • Matt Kures, UW Extension Economic and Community Center, on the demographics of 21st century change
  • Other panelists TBA

3:30-3:45 pm – Networking break

3:45-4:45 pm – Discussion:  opportunities for creative placemaking in your community

4:45-5:00 pm – Wrap up and comments

5 pm – Adjourn

If you’re also attending Arts Day 2019 (and we hope you are!), make the most of your time in Madison by also attending the Summit, and get in some good networking, learning and action-planning the day before. 

The Summit will take place in Promenade Hall at the Overture Center for the Arts in downtown Madison.   The registration fee is only $20.  Register for the Creative Summit using the Arts Day 2018 registration form.

The Wisconsin Creative Summit is made possible by the generous support of the Wisconsin Arts Board, the Kohler Foundation, and the Herbert H. Kohl Charities. Special thanks to the Overture Center for hosting.