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creative:impact - Necessity Facilitates Creativity And Action In The Creative Washtenaw Marketplace

Apr 28, 2020

YCS Student Drum Corps at YpsiGLOW
Credit Wonderfool Productions / wonderfoolproductions.org

Replacing lost revenues is critical to the survival of artists and the sustainability of creative businesses lost due to the COVID-19 shutdown.  The Arts Alliance is soon to launch the Creative Washtenaw Marketplace, an online sales site for local artisans, creatives, performers, cultural organizations, and businesses to sell products, performances, programs, and services.  Join The Arts Alliance’s Deb Polich and WEMU’s David Fair to hear more about it on this week’s edition of "creative:impact."


Deb Polich, President and CEO of the Arts Alliance

Creative industries in Washtenaw County add hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy.  In the weeks and months to come, 89.1 WEMU's David Fair and co-host Deb Polich, the President and CEO of The Arts Alliance, explore the myriad of contributors that make up the creative sector in Washtenaw County.

ABOUT CREATIVE WASHTENAW AID PROGRAM:

The Arts Alliance has been raising funds for artists and performers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  To apply for aid, click here.  To donate to the aid program, click here.

A2Y Short Film
Credit Jessica Reinert

ABOUT CREATIVE WASHTENAW MARKETPLACE:

The Arts Alliance is putting together an online sales site for local artisans, creatives, performers, cultural organizations, and business.  The website is under construction right now, so if you have questions or want to submit to the marketplace, email info@a3arts.org.

WCC Studio with hip-hop artist D. Vaughn
Credit Derick Todd / MUSE Network

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— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him at dfair@emich.edu