Create Denver seeks to strengthen the overall health and vitality of Denver by supporting the growth and development of the creative sector, including individual artists and creative enterprises such as film, music, art galleries, art districts, fashion and graphic design.
Denver’s creative sector consists of more than 2,900 creative enterprises and employs approximately 19,000 people in the
City of Denver. The sector includes eight arts districts, more than 120 galleries and 160 performance venues, and approximately 180 film-related businesses. Whether a not-for-profit theatre company, band, production company or independent artist, creative enterprises contribute greatly to Denver’s quality of life and economy by offering unique experiences to residents and tourists, improving communities, providing jobs, and attracting a talented workforce.
@ The Colorado Convention Center (NEW LOCATION)
700 14th Street, Denver
Registration is $10, pre-registration is recommended.
Walk-ups are welcome day-of. (Cash Only)
The Expo is a day-long event that provides creative individuals and business owners a “one-stop” opportunity to learn about various business services and programs that can help stabilize their creative enterprises and plan for the future. Workshops are led by experts in the fields of marketing, business planning, finance, media relations, legal issues, as well as offering business support in music, film, public art, fine art and more.
2012 Workshops include:
- Bridging the Communication Gap Between Artists and Clients
- Branding and Marketing in Fashion and Beyond
- Small Biz Financing (OED)
- Creative Districts - How Can They Help My Business? (Elaine Mariner, CCI)
- Defining Your Brand Niche in the Fashion Industry (Denver Design Incubator)
- Digital Publishing Technologies (Whaley Digital Press)
- Business Feasibility from the Ground Up (Ben Weeda)
- Finding or Building Your Creative Space (The Space Creators)
- Fiscal Sponsorship + Crowdfunding (Fractured Atlas)
- Funding for Artists (Jan Brennan)
- Internet Marketing Basics for Small Businesses & Artists
- Introductory Social Media for Business Owners
- Maintain the Momentum of Creative Energy (Half Moon Studio)
- Meet the MasterMinds: Colorado's Creative Class (Westword)
- New Approaches in Public Art: Performance Art, Music and Dance
- Pixels to Profit: Showcase your work in an eBook! (KindleExpert.com)
- Public Art 101: From Application to Installation
- Write-Offs and Business Entities (Denver Tax Group)
- SHIFT: Designing a Sustainable Colorado (AIGA)
- The Independent Film Studio (Panel Discussion)
- The Process of Fine Art Reproduction (Reed Photo)
- Media Marketing for the Responsible Creative (DenverMind Media)
- What You Should Know About the Future of Music (Storm Gloor, CUD)
- Where the customers are: Demographics and Market (Denver Public Library)
- Where to Go When the Banks Say No (Replin, Rhoades & Ratner, LLC)
- WRITE RAW! Writing Techniques for Blogs, Newsletters, Articles and More
- Your Art Market and Audience Development (88 88 Artlook)
Mattia is one of the few children born with Sandhoff Syndrome: a genetic, degenerative, and fatal disease. At only 10 months, Mattia developed early signs of Sandhoff--inability to crawl, sit, and function as a developing infant. At the age of twenty-seven months, Mattia lost his sight and ability to exercise motor skills.
There is no cure or standard treatments for Sandhoff. The first symptoms begin before six months of age. Muscle deterioration and inability to create enzymes needed within the central nervous system to break down toxins cause: motor weakness, blindness, deafness, inability to react to stimulants, respiratory problems, infections, mental retardation, seizures, enlarged liver or spleen and pneumonia. The disease causes a progressive destruction of the CNS and eventually death.
Mattia's parents, Francesco and Simona, have channeled their past experience in public relations to unite artists worldwide to draw a deeper awareness of this illness and those suffering from it. In 2010, they founded the Mattio Fagnoni Association devoted to raising funds towards research--and, hopefully, someday a cure.
KARVT, as well as many other artist and donors, collaborate for the sake of Mattia and those who share this devastating disease. We at KARVT are honored to be a part of Mattia's life and offer our love and support to Francesco, Simona, Mattia, his sibling, Niccolo and their extended community of friends and family.
Mattia has been given no more that a few months to live. Today, tomorrow, and until this disease has a cure, KARVT joins Mattia's supporters and fights for his right to have a chance. And, also extend our sincere hope and strength for other sufferers of Sandhoff and their loved ones.