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Creative Control Fest 8: Elevate!
September 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - September 14, 2019 @ 11:59 pm
Join us for Creative Control Fest 8: Elevate two days filled with workshops, panels, & the dopest creatives from around the midwest. CCF started 8 years ago to center creatives of color who are a part of the growing creative class.
CCF and event partners will engage attendees using the framework of POWER with the Artist Production Development Workshop Series (APDW) facilitated by Suzan Bradford, General Manager of the Lincoln Theatre. The workshops focus on issues of production planning, staging, marketing and advertising, and legalities that performing artists will likely encounter in their respective industries. The weekend will also include wellness activities craftily curated for student and professional creatives from all disciplines.
The CCF8: Elevate partners include: Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus Foundation, Columbus College of Art and Design, Lincoln Theatre Association, Upper Cup Coffee Co., Blockfort Gallery and Studios, and Artfluential.
In 2012, Creative Columbus conducted a study of the creative industries in Columbus, Ohio. They found that Columbus was home to more than 50,000 painters, writers, designers, and creatives who earned more than $3 billion in revenues. Since that study, there has been quite a bit of attention paid to developing a more diverse and inclusive creative class. However, despite our best efforts, women are less likely to report seeing someone who looks like them in their creative fields, while creatives of color are more likely to report experiencing barriers to access and necessary tools.
But numbers don’t lie. Three of every four creatives agree that they won’t work for a company that they believe doesn’t take diversity seriously. Nine out of ten creatives say a diverse workforce should be a priority for the creative industry. That’s power. And while creative industries are changing, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. Join Us!