by Brandon Cordrey
Sound Pure is the Triangle’s newest independent music store. Since 2000 their online store has been selling high-quality equipment to musicians around the world. The new storefront marks the company’s newest chapter and strengthens their continued commitment to the local music community. Sound Pure recently purchased the Raleigh music store Indoor Storm as well as the vacant building next to their preexisting one on Washington Street in downtown Durham in order to provide even more services to their clientele. … Read More
Tags: creative business, Durham, economic impact of the arts, for profit arts businesses, Soundpure
Why do the Arts Matter? What do they have to do with business and economic development in the Triangle? When people ask you this….do you have a good answer? A good story to tell?
Want to spend an afternoon surrounded by people from all arts and design disciplines from across the Triangle, networking and sharing stories of the power and impact of the arts?
Tags: "creative placemaking", artists, arts advocacy, arts nc, arts support, Chapel Hill, creative business, creative economy, economic impact of the arts, triangle arts organizations, triangle artworks, Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders
Triangle ArtWorks mission is to connect, support, promote and advocate for the visual and performing arts and creative industry in the Triangle. We are creating a center point and a platform for this community to be supported AS AN INDUSTRY. This platform and network makes it easier for this community to act as a business community, and also makes it easier for other segments of the business community to connect with the Triangle arts and creative industry as an industry group. ArtWorks will be able to use the platform and network to keep the community, as a whole, informed about issues that affect their businesses and to “sit at the table” for this community in economic development and other regional efforts, such as we are already doing with NC Tomorrow. … Read More
Tags: arts and creative industry, arts driven economic development, ArtWorks NetWork, ArtWorks Partners, creative economy, economic impact of the arts, Partner NetWork, triangle artworks
by Sarah Endaya
While the idea that the arts are an important business community is not a new idea, supporting them like one is. NC State has recently taken a significant step in that direction by recognizing and training emerging arts entrepreneurs. In the Spring semester of 2012, NC State began offering a minor in Arts Entrepreneurship. The program at NC State is one of only three such programs offered in the country and the only one that is offered campus wide.… Read More
Tags: Arts Entrepreneurship, creative business, creative economy, economic impact of the arts, Gary Beckman, Lulu eGames, North Carolina State University Arts Entrepreneurship Minor
Do you live in Garner? Do you have ideas for how the Town can be more supportive of its arts community and more welcoming to artists of all disciplines?
The Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department and Garner Revitalization Association are working together to create a Town that is more supportive to artists and provides more of what they need to succeed; and to promote collaboration between the arts community and the rest of Garner’s business community. … Read More
Tags: "creative placemaking", creative business, creative economy, economic impact of the arts, Town of Garner
Mitch Silver, City of Raleigh’s Planning Director (and husband of ArtWorks awesome Board member, Mary Silver!) is currently traveling the country, talking about what the results of the 2010 Census tell us. As President of the American Planning Association, Silver is mostly talking to city planners and economic development people around the Country. But the information is important for people in all business areas to know. … Read More
Tags: creative business, creative economy, economic impact of the arts, Mitch Silver, triangle arts organizations
A while back, in his blog, UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp took up the topic of the importance of a strong arts community for the future of Chapel Hill, stating
“Having a strong artistic presence also increases a town’s hipness. Some believe Durham is overtaking Chapel Hill and Carrboro as the cool corner of the Triangle. We can’t let that happen. We can’t let the Southern Part of Heaven and the Paris of the Piedmont outsource their cool to the Bull City.” … Read More
Tags: "creative placemaking", Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill 2020, economic impact of the arts
Do you live in Chapel HIll?
Do you wish that the Town was more supportive of the arts? Is there more the Town could be doing to create an environment that is more supportive of arts-based and other creative businesses? Do you want more arts programming or educational opportunities?
Do you think that a more vibrant and diverse arts community is key to Chapel Hill’s economic growth and livability? Studies show that members of the “creative class” – that group of innovative thinkers that are creating and working in innovative businesses that many see as crucial to our region’s future – want to live in a place that has a vibrant and diverse arts community. What can be done to attract them to Chapel Hill? … Read More
Tags: "creative placemaking", Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill 2020, creative business, creative economy, economic impact of the arts
Do you have a business idea and don’t know where to start? Do you have a creative idea that you want to protect? Do you even know where to start to look into these issues?
Well, Triangle ArtWorks is here to help. A great team of law students from UNC Law School’s Pro Bono Program has scoured the internet for you and pulled together a list of the best resources and links they could find on the issues of business form and copyright. Although these resource pages are not a substitute for legal advice and CERTAINLY should not be used as such, they are a good place to start. We have done that first search for you, saving you the time of searching the internet and wasting time on irrelevant sites. … Read More
Tags: business form, copyright, creative business, creative economy, economic impact of the arts, for profit arts businesses, legal issues for artists, trademark, triangle artworks
As artists, designers and other creative people begin to move to sell their service or work, either by opening a shop, starting a company, or even selling at fairs, their focus is often largely on the quality of the product. While surely this is important, it is just as important to pay attention to the legal issues. As my background is in law, I admit I cringe when I see artists make agreements with a handshake, make assumptions about state or local law, or, my biggest pet peeve, sign contracts they haven’t read.
Lisa Girard of Entrepreneur Magazine has just written a simple, smart article that is a great read for all who run or are thinking of starting a small businesses. In Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make, Ms. Girard cautions against, for instance, bringing on partners without a written agreement. I would add that you also need to really pay attention to those involved in your busines and make sure there is a clear understanding, in writing, of their relationship to the business. Are they a partner, are they a supplier, are they a contractor? … Read More
Tags: creative business, creative economy, economic impact of the arts, Entrepreneur Magazine, Jim O'Brien