The ArtsHub of Western Massachusetts
The official launch of the ArtsHub will take place at the ArtsHub Virtual Summit: “How To Recover and Thrive”, January 10-14, 2022. Be there!
The ArtsHub Virtual Summit: How to Recover and Thrive welcomes emerging and established artists, performers, arts managers, and those in creative fields to join in a week-long series of virtual interactive workshops, training, and networking sessions, January 10-14, 2022. The ArtsHub Virtual Summit, designed to provide tools to help those working in creative fields recover from the disruption created by the pandemic and learn how to position their business to thrive as the economy recovers, will have daily sessions with guest speakers at 10AM, 12 Noon, and 6PM ET.
The fee for the ArtsHub Virtual Summit is $35 for the early bird registration (before January 4th), and $55 thereafter. The fee provides access to all sessions and online access through January.
On The Mark’s ArtsHub special with Dee Boyle-Clapp, Justin Beatty, Blair Winans and Sean Moloney was picked up as a featured video by the nationally syndicated BroadwayStars.com. Watch it here.
The Western Mass Creative Economy Network (CEN), is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) for its Regional Pilot Project Grant Program. These funds will support the creation of the ArtsHub of Western Massachusetts.
The ArtsHub of Western Massachusetts will be a dynamic web-based portal to connect artists, residents, visitors, and creative businesses to promote regional commerce, networking opportunities, and collaborative business experiences. The ArtsHub will be a central location to find jobs, resources, and make connections for sales of creative goods and services. There is currently no place to find a list of area artists or other information critical for the success of the creative community. This is an especially critical need as the creative sector has been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. In Western Massachusetts, one-in-six jobs is directly related to the creative economy and the percentage of artists/creative businesses is higher than both the state and national averages.
Check out this ArtsBeat radio interview on WKSB, in which host Mark Auerbach interviews Lisa Davol and Dee Boyle-Clapp about what you can expect from the new ArtsHub of Western Massachusetts.
" On The Mark" radio show, with host Mark Mark G. Auerbach appears WED Sept 8, 8AM on WCPC15 and 89.5fm/WSKB. UMass Arts Extension Director Dee Boyle Clapp introduces a new arts hub project for those in the creative economy in Western Massachusetts, and Jay Pagluica talks about the impact of music on Westfield. Watch, Listen, or Stream
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