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Boston's Creative Economy Mingle - Fierce Urgency of Now!

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Newsfeed Café, Boston Public Library

700 Boylston St

Boston, MA 02117

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The Creative Economy (CE) and the people it employs stimulate innovation, strengthen America's competitiveness in the global marketplace, and play an important role in building and sustaining economic vibrancy. The Creative Industries include the interlocking industry sectors that provide creative services such as advertising, architecture, or creating and promoting intellectual property products such as arts, film, computer games, multimedia or design. Within Massachusetts, over 17,000 creative economy businesses, employ more than 75,000 people, representing 4.3 percent of the total number of businesses and 2.1 percent of the people they employ. Boston currently exceeds both national and state statistics for the sector. As of 2014, City of Boston reported over 2000 CE businesses and a combined CE workforce (payroll & self employed) of over 36,000. This represents nearly 5.4% of total businesses, and nearly 5 percent of all employment.


SPARK Boston, in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, the Boston Public Library, the Office of Small Business Development, Office of Diversity, ArtsBoston, and the Network of Arts Administrators of Color (NAAC) is hosting a networking event focused on bringing together millennials of color working or aspiring toward employment across creative industries in Boston. This is for individual artists and arts administrators, to small creative business owners, entrepreneurs, and employees of larger greater Boston-based creative businesses. Bring plenty of business cards and get ready to find your next great opportunity.


The evening will feature facilitated networking, performances, and free food. Bring plenty of business cards and a spirit for networking! This event is free and open to the public, but is intended and programmed for millennials of color.

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