Creative Enterprise Symposium; 
Planting seeds for creative enterprise; 

2:30 - 3:30 - Fern Young Terrace 

Do you have a budding idea that could grow into a Creative Enterprise? Would you like to hear from experts who turned their creativity into a business?  Then we have just what you're looking for.  Join us Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm in the Fern Young Terrace in Young Auditorium on the University of Wisconsin Whitewater campus for the Creative Enterprise Symposium. 

The panel of creative experts include: Beth Russell, attorney specializing in legal issues for artists and author of Arts Law Conversations:A Surprisingly Readable Guide for Arts Entrepreneurs; Cindi Thomas, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer of Translator in Milwaukee; Heidi Lofy, Vice President of Marketing for the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts; Ben Merens, author, leadership-training specialist and former radio host, and David Buggs, consultant at Whitewater University Innovation Center's Blackthorne Project and Whitewater's Makerspace. This creative brain trust will share stories of how they got started, what challenges they had to overcome to get a creative enterprise off the ground and nuggets of wisdom that they have learned along the way.

Panel members biographies (click to read more)

4:30 - Reception- Greenhill Center of the Arts Atrium

7:00-9:00 pm - Evening Forum - Beth Russell, Attorney 
Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, Whitewater 
Cost $10

Beth is the author of Art Law Conversations: A Surprisingly Readable Guide for Arts Entrepreneurs and will be discussing her book as well as some of the legal issues that artists or creative entrepreneurs encounter. As an attorney specializing in copyright, tradmark and Arts, she can help navigate the tricky landscape of the creative enterprise.

If interested in participating in the Creative Enterprise Symposium Forum please purchase tickets online. 

Creative Enterprise Symposium tickets

If you have questions regarding the workshop or the symposium contact Megan Matthews at 262-472-7022 or email at


Center of the Arts
950 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

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