Please join us for a day of creativity and innovation. All ages welcome.

March 15, 2017
11:30 am - 7:00 pm

Symposium will take place in two locations

Flint Institute of Music
1025 E Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503

Directions and Parking

11:30 a.m. Registration

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch and opening remarks
Art keynote speaker, local artist Bill Stolpin (atrium)

1:00-1:45 p.m. Breakout Session 1

  • Grants, Crowdfunding, and Financing – How to Fund your work and business
  • Spreading the Word – How Social Media & Marketing Strategies build your brand and help you sell

2:00-2:45 p.m. Breakout Session 2

  • You can be an artist in Michigan – Panel with Local Artists & Musicians
  • Protecting your creativity: Legal Requirements for starting a business, and protecting creative works (copyright, licensing) with Matthew Bower, Partner, Varnum LLP

3:00-4:00 p.m. Performing Arts keynote speaker, Aaron Dworkin; Dean of School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

4:00 p.m. Walk across Kearsley Street to the Flint Institute of Arts

Flint Institute of Arts
1120 E Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503

Directions and Parking

4:15-5:30 p.m. Social Impact Challenge finals

6:00 p.m. Winner(s) of the Social Impact Challenge announced

6:15-7:00 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres reception in lobby of the Flint Institute of Arts