If you own a creative business or want to start one, Swerve’s Holiday Mingle is just for you! Swerve is celebrating its one year anniversary on Thursday, December 8 in the beautiful new Creative Community Lab at 300 S. Liberty St., Suite 150 beside Willow’s Bistro in the historic railroad building. The event is open to all artists and creative professionals. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. and includes hearty appetizers, beer and wine. Come mingle and learn more about Swerve, and connect with other creatives in the Triad community.
We promise this will not be an ordinary social, so be prepared to mingle. Rumor has it that a “creative speed networking” will be part of the evening festivities. “It will be a lively atmosphere to make deeper connections within the creative community. We help creative professionals grow their networks and provide tools to grow their businesses” said Margaret Collins, founder of the Center for the Creative Economy and Swerve. Space is limited – reservations are required and may be made here
The Center for Creative Economy’s Swerve program provides a series of programs designed to cultivate the growth of creative industries within the Triad. Throughout 2016, the program has collaborated with angel investment groups to inform creatives about the process for raising capital. Marketing professionals have spoken on a number of topics including using social media to grow an audience base and best practices for selling online. Creatives participated in improvisational sessions and learned how to use techniques applied by actors to perfect their public speaking and investment pitches. Swerve members received guidance on copyright and trademark law from one of Winston-Salem’s leading firms. A host of programs are also scheduled for the 2017 programming year. The January, 19th meetup will focus on using mindfulness to unlock creative thoughts – this is the perfect, after-holiday rejuvenation event.
Swerve is a membership program open to all creative professionals. Thanks to the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts, the Center’s strategic partner, the Dec 8th event is free to all Swerve members, their guests, and those interested in learning more. The Creative Community Lab is part of the Kenan Institute’s Artist Leadership Initiative to develop leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators in the arts. To learn more about the Center for Creative Economy’s Swerve program, visit www. SwerveTriad.com. To learn more about the Creative Community Lab, visit here