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Artist Development Summit @ MOCAD - Fri 12/16

Friday December 16th, 6:30 - 8:00 PM 
Saturday, December 17th from 10AM to 5PM 

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Fee: $12.00 (advance registration required)

Developed by ArtServe Michigan and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and presented in partnership with the College for Creative Studies and Cranbrook Academy of Art, this 1.5-day summit is designed to empower artists of all disciplines to take the next step in building sustainable professional creative practices.

The Artist Development Summit will be a lively mix of presentations, provocations, discussion and opportunity to connect. It will also be a key opportunity to share your ideas, knowledge and skills with other participants. The Artist Development Summit will conclude with an "unconference" of targeted discussions exploring how to shape the future of Detroit as an Artist-centered City. The multi-phase Artist Development Summit will bring together artists and specialists from across a broad spectrum of disciplines, to share their knowledge and expertise.

The summit will offer the opportunity for serious, working artists to gather information on expanding their professional practice. Topics covered will include writing for artists, independent publishing, funding your work, intellectual property and strategic planning to define and realize a personal vision of success. Featured presentations will include ArtServe Michigan's Cezanne Charles, Stephanie Pereira from Kickstarter, and noted artists Mel Nichols from George Mason University, and Tyrone Williams from Xavier University among others.

This is also your chance to hear about two new exciting initiatives being launched by ArtServe Michigan - Community Supported Art Detroit and Lawyers for the Creative Economy.

The workshop is for artists of all disciplines - including visual, literary, film, theatre, dance, performance, new media and other artists. Space is limited. Coffee & Tea will be provided both days. Artists must register and pay in advance at