Creative Corridor Project Overview


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Creative Corridor Project Overview

  1. 1. The Creative Corridor Project CREATIVE CORRIDOR DIGEST A weekly curated email of the most exciting innovation news and events creative community. WHERE: CREATIVE CORRIDOR STORIES are available to explore and inspire. Organizations are invited to use them under a creative commons license in their own communication pieces. WHERE: CREATIVE WEEK 2013 Creative Week is a weeklong region-wide celebration October 19-26, 2013 highlighting innovation and great works from around the area: from art, technology, and industry to performance, storytelling, and thought leadership. Event Categories Create:Arts, Culinary, Culture, Entertainment and Performance Build: Inventions, Industry and Manufacturing Connect: Tribe-Finding and Multi-Generational Engagement Share: Stories of Creativity, Literature and Media Learn: Research, Medicine, Skills-Based Training Innovate: Startup, Entrepreneurial, Innovative Companies & Creative Small Businesses WHEN & WHERE: THE WE CREATE HERE CAMPAIGN A pride campaign of adaptable stickers, window clings, web buttons, their pride in our region and support more innovation and creativity here. WHERE: ABOUT THE REGION Iowa’s Creative Corridor is home to a half million creative residents, covering 4400 square miles, our region includes Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington counties. Project Leader CONTACT: Amanda Styron Email: Phone: (319) 400-7782 around the world. VISION: An ever-thriving region, with residents building innovative organizations, participating in vibrant communities and exuding so much pride that we’re known MISSION: Connect, celebrate and support all those who dream big, push boundaries, and create here. STRATEGY: Unleash the talent in our people, connect them across generations, sectors, geographies and silos, and inspire everyone with the great stories of game-changing ideas and inventions created here. WE VALUE: Imagination Collaboration Creativity Innovation Original work THE BIG IDEA: One region creating, living, building together and being a globally known magnet for creative people, families and commerce. WHO IS BEHIND THIS: Led by the Regional Branding Task Force and Seed Here Studio, The Creative Corridor Project is produced by a great collaboration of over 1500 individuals and 50 organizations and counting. SUCCESS: If we do this work well and meaningfully connect the half million creative people who live, love and build here, collaboratively leveraging our resources and celebrating the great works created here, we will all the increased vibrancy and stronger global reputation that comes with continuously expanding our creative capacity and genuinely sharing our pride for this place. WE STRIVE TO BE: Genuine Transparent Inclusive Welcoming Authentic benefit along with our individual communities and companies from WAYS YOU CAN JOIN THIS GREAT COLLABORATION Join in! If you live, love or create here, you’re invited to be a big part of The Creative Corridor Project: Live it! Pursue your creative ideas, support others who do the same, and collaborate as much as possible. Share your pride with We Create Here stickers and web buttons. your favorite innovator from the region. Celebrate! Volunteer to produce and promote Creative Week. Sponsor Creative Week. Be Inspired! Read, watch and share Creative Corridor Stories. Underwrite a Creative Corridor Story to raise awareness of Showcase your Innovation Success! Create and register an event to be part of Creative Week 2013. regional calendar. Connect! Find and promote innovation events with the online a curated email of the most exciting innovation news & events. Stay Connected! Subscribe to the Creative Corridor Digest, The Creative Corridor Project. Get Creative! Suggest and lead a creative collaboration with in the region. It’s the best way to get and stay connected to our growing An ever-growing pool of media profiles of our region’s game-changing creatives and innovators. These portraits, written articles and videos t-shirts and more collateral materials to empower everyone to show