creative economy http://michiganradio.org en U of M leads effort to integrate "arts practices" at research universities http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-leads-effort-integrate-arts-practices-research-universities <p>The<a href="http://umich.edu"> University of Michigan </a>is leading an effort to get the arts to play a bigger role at research universities.</p><p>Reading, writing, and &quot;making&quot; are the skills Theresa Reid wants to see emphasized in higher education.</p> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 12:50:12 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 6776 at http://michiganradio.org U of M leads effort to integrate "arts practices" at research universities A scavenger hunt for free art in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/scavenger-hunt-free-art-detroit <p>If you&rsquo;re in Detroit on a Friday keep your eye out for some free art. It might be hidden in a statue in front of the YMCA or tucked into a corner of the People Mover.&nbsp;</p><p>The free art is actually part of a project called <a href="http://www.facebook.com/FAFDET">Free Art Friday Detroit.</a> The idea is that Detroit artists hide their art around the city, and then leave clues on Facebook and Twitter. (The twitter hashtag is #FAFDET)</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 19:41:18 +0000 Kyle Norris 6451 at http://michiganradio.org A scavenger hunt for free art in Detroit Michigan group travels to Turkey to tout state's emerging garment industry http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-group-travels-turkey-tout-states-emerging-garment-industry <p>A small group of Michigan designers and economic development officials are headed to Turkey for a week-long trade trip.</p><p>The group believes Michigan&rsquo;s garment industry is up-and-coming, and they hope the trade trip will spur on partnerships with Turkey&rsquo;s textile suppliers and buyers.</p><p>Eleanor Fuchs believes the garment industry &quot;has the potential to be a multi-million if not billion dollar industry here in Michigan.&quot;</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:19:12 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 6068 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan group travels to Turkey to tout state's emerging garment industry "After the Factory" looks at life in post-industrial Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/after-factory-looks-life-post-industrial-detroit <p>A new documentary focuses on two cities: Detroit, Michigan and Lodz, Poland.</p><p>&ldquo;<a href="http://afterthefactoryfilm.com/">After the Factory</a>&rdquo; looks at how the two cities are trying to reinvent themselves in a post-industrial age.</p><p>Philip Lauri is the film&rsquo;s director. He says cities around the world are struggling to answer the question: What happens after industrialization and manufacturing leaves?</p> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5969 at http://michiganradio.org "After the Factory" looks at life in post-industrial Detroit Report shows Michigan's arts & culture sector generates $462M in economic activity http://michiganradio.org/post/report-shows-michigans-arts-culture-sector-generates-462m-economic-activity <p>A new report suggests that for every $1 Michigan invests in arts and culture, $51 is pumped back into the state&rsquo;s economy.&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://creativestatemi.artservemichigan.org/">Creative State Michigan report</a> is based on data gathered from 10% of Michigan&rsquo;s nonprofit arts and culture sector. It shows that 211 organizations generated <a href="http://creativestatemi.artservemichigan.org/overview/value-of-creative-economy/">$462,791,322</a> dollars in economic activity.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 20:56:08 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5903 at http://michiganradio.org Report shows Michigan's arts & culture sector generates $462M in economic activity Artpod: Work, reimagined http://michiganradio.org/post/artpod-work-reimagined <p>Today&#39;s <a href="http://michiganradio.org/term/artpod">Artpod </a>is all about work...or rather, re-imagining what work can be.</p><p>Many people view Michigan as ground zero when it comes to job loss and unemployment. Yet despite the tough economy, some people are quitting their jobs in an effort to pursue their creative passions, which are often unpaid.</p><p>http://traffic.libsyn.com/mrartpod/Artpod_011212.mp3</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:05:32 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5761 at http://michiganradio.org Artpod: Work, reimagined Reimagining what work can be http://michiganradio.org/post/reimagining-what-work-can-be <p>Many people view Michigan as ground zero when it comes to job loss and unemployment. Yet despite the tough economy, some people are quitting their jobs in an effort to pursue their creative passions, which are often unpaid.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>From fast food to felt toys</strong></p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 15:21:07 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5673 at http://michiganradio.org Reimagining what work can be Detroit's new biz accelerator focuses on creative sector http://michiganradio.org/post/detroits-new-biz-accelerator-focuses-creative-sector <p>A unique business accelerator opens today in Detroit.&nbsp;</p><p>A lot of business accelerators, generally speaking, focus on internet startups and biotech companies. But with the new <a href="http://www.detroitcreativecorridorcenter.com/initiatives/business-acceleration/">Creative Ventures Acceleration Program</a> in Detroit, the spotlight is on creative industries:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;The industrial design world, the interior design world, fashion design, music production, video production and architecture.&quot;</p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 21:07:53 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 3254 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit's new biz accelerator focuses on creative sector