Creative Toolbox Series
In 2009, Maine Center for Creativity and the University of Southern Maine launched the Creative Toolbox Series. It is a series of presentations aimed at providing creative individuals with a variety of skills, resources and information they can use to help survive and prosper in Maine’s economy. Over the past three years hundreds of people have attended and benefited from these programs.
The theme of the 2010 Creative Toolbox & Survival Guide lecture series was how to start and operate a creative enterprise in Maine. We held three highly targeted programs for creative professionals titled: ”Starting a Creative Business;” “Building the Bridge: Connecting Finance to Creative Business” and “Nurturing Creativity in Your Business”.
Our most recent Creative Toolbox was titled Creativity and Innovation: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly with special guest speaker, Dr. David Reibstein. Dr. Reibstein is a professor of Marketing at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and has been a consultant for some of the world’s largest companies, such as Google, General Electric, Disney and Major League Baseball. To see an interview with Dr. Reibstein on the day of his presentation, click here.
Former Creative Toolbox speakers have included: Bob Trikakis from the Apple Education Creative Team; Doug Hall from Eureka! Ranch; Angela Adams; Gabrielle Melchionda of Mad Gabs, Scott Nash of Nashbox; Stephen Voltz and Fritz Grobe of Eepybird, and many others.
Our 2012 Creative Toolbox Series in November will focus on Industrial Design. Please check back for more details as they become available.