The mission of the 2011 Rust Belt to Artist Belt conference is to create the foundation for a sustained dialogue that connects an entire creative supply chain; from creative practitioners such as individual artists and designers, to creative sector business owners, to advanced manufacturers and prototypers. This creative supply chain will serve as a catalyst for economic growth in rust belt cities that have experienced financial losses due to the downturn in the manufacturing industry. It will also serve to connect post-industrial cities to viable growing cultures that, properly incentivized, can improve aesthetics and grow population as employment opportunities in the creative supply chain increase.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Rust Belt to Artist Belt Conference: Detroit
There is an exciting artist conference happening in Detroit on April 6 & 7. Entitled Rust Belt to Artist Belt III: Detroit, it will be a great showcase of creativity and innovation. A list of events and speakers (so many!) can be found here. Taken from the website: