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Funding Commercial Creative Businesses: Sell Out or Smart Strategy?

Tuesday, October 14, 9:50am – 10:50am


Organized and presented by Kerry Adams Hapner, Director of Cultural Affairs, City of San Jose.

Creative entrepreneurs drive cultural vibrancy and the economy by working across sectors through individual practice, nonprofit organizations, and commercial creative industries. The City of San Jose, in partnership with the Center for Cultural Innovation, has started providing “investment-grants” to creative entrepreneurs with goals at the nexus of cultural and economic development. The session will share outcomes on cross-fertilizing cultural arts with creative industry. Come consider how to stimulate a place-based creative economy through creative entrepreneurs.