Create Denver 2012

Posted on May 10 2012


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! (
  • 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)
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