Category Archives: Creative Industries

Arts Advocacy Month – Support the creativity in Michigan

As many of you know, I am a proud Board member of Creative Many Michigan (CMM) and our mission is very straightforward: Creative Many is a statewide organization that develops creative people, creative places and the creative economy for a … Continue reading

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Creative Class: Jason Gittinger

Jason Gittinger is an avid community builder and entrepreneur. Through his music school, The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music® he goes out of his way to educate and nurture young and aspiring musicians about being a professional in … Continue reading

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Creative Class: Monte Nagler

Monte’s photographs, which have won numerous awards, are found in many private and public collections including the Detroit Institute of Art; the University Of Michigan Museum Of Art; the Grand Rapids Art Museum; The State of Michigan; General Electric Corporation: BASF … Continue reading

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Creative Profile: Rick Robinson

Rick Robinson began playing double bass in Highland Park public schools until he attended Interlochen Arts Academy, Cleveland Institute of Music and New England Conservatory. He held several principal positions in regional orchestras as well as the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra … Continue reading

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Arts & the Election 2017

During the Presidential campaign, I often wondered how each candidate would treat the arts industry if they were elected. Now that the election is over and we have a new President, this thought enters my mind more frequently. Robert L. … Continue reading

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When did you first discover the arts?

Over a month ago, I was sitting in a board of directors retreat (Creative Many Michigan) when the question was asked of each of us – when did you discover the arts? Such a simplistic question you would think, but … Continue reading

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Does collaboration invent creativity?

Is creativity the sole invention or product of one individual or does collaboration pay an pivotal part in the process? Recently on a local Detroit radio station, reporter John McElroy reminisced about the old Pontchartrain Hotel’s bar located in downtown Detroit. He remarked how … Continue reading

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