Photograph courtesy of Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

Pittsburgh, and the surrounding region, has a wealth of creative assets. The question is how do we best take advantage of this to rise to the next level and compete with other creative hot spots like Austin, Boston, or Portland? How do we encourage creative growth and innovation in our creative industries? The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, in association with the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Echo Strategies, is holding the event “Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives” to connect people in design, communications, entertainment, fine art, data science, software and hardware, and creative industry support services to delve into these questions and explore the state and potential of creative industries in our region.

At Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives, you can join this important conversation, hear from leaders in the field, meet potential collaborators outside of your particular industry, and join small group discussions. The program will:

  • Introduce non-profit arts administrators and artists to research on all “clusters” of the creative industries (arts, communications, data technologies, design, entertainment, software & hardware)
  • Present examples of current partnerships, and
  • Identify, as a group, new opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and others involving universities, public agencies, and service providers.

This is a free program and a light breakfast will be served. You can learn more about Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives here.

Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives
When: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Kaufmann Center, Hill House, 1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219


32/52 – Connection, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Matt’s photostream