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Creative State Michigan

Creative State Michigan is your source for information on the significant contributions and impacts of the arts, culture, arts education and creative industries to Michigan, its people, communities and economy.  Under the Creative State Michigan brand, ArtServe Michigan is conducting and reporting research and information, and sharing case studies, models, and media articles illustrating the vital role of the creative economy — a growth sector opportunity — in Michigan’s reinvention. In 2013, ArtServe Michigan embarked on mission to understand more about how the arts, culture and creativity are contributing richly to Michigan, its people, communities and economy. The result, a new two-report set providing important information on Michigan’s nonprofit arts and cultural sector as well as identifying expansive growth opportunities within Michigan’s creative industries.

Michigan’s Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Sector

ArtServe Michigan is pleased to share our newest Creative State Michigan report once again featuring data from a growing set of arts and cultural organizations participating in the Michigan Cultural Data Project (CDP.) In its third edition, ArtServe’s Creative State Michigan report details the impact Michigan’s arts and cultural nonprofit organizations have on the state’s economy and citizens.

Michigan’s Creative Industries

New this year, is the introduction of ArtServe’s latest research on Michigan’s creative industries conducted in partnership with the Detroit Creative Corridor Center and Data Driven Detroit. This new research, analysis and subsequent report will document the strength, composition and impact of the creative industries in Michigan. This is designed as the first comprehensive look at the creative industries, which includes individual artists, independent creative entrepreneurs, businesses and corporations in Michigan.