Group rallies to find way to persue creativity through economic slump

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The Charleston Arts Coalition is hosting a meeting to discuss how creativity can be nursed in Charleston during the trying economic times.

The event is Tuesday, August 25, from 5:3 0 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wachovia Auditorium at the College of Charleston.

Here's all the details from an e-mailed release:

Charleston Creatives Invited to Share Ideas How to Nurse Creativity through the Economic Slump

CHARLESTON, SC (August 10, 2009) - The Charleston Arts Coalition in partnership with the College of Charleston's Tate Center for Entrepreneurship will host a Town Hall meeting titled, "Nursing Creativity Through the Economic Slump," on August 25, 2009 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wachovia Auditorium at the College of Charleston. The meeting is open to all Charleston creatives that are interested in exchanging ideas and bringing awareness of the importance of creative business for a thriving and prosperous cultural city. The Coalition will also announce the survey results and address the main issues that came up in the survey.

"The Coalition was created to be a voice of the people. Our goal is to host events where this voice can be heard," says Jessica Solomon Bluestein, president of the Coalition. Meeting attendees are encouraged to share ideas and suggestions; panelists selected from different creative disciplines include Ellen Dressler Moryl, director of the Office of Cultural Affairs; Mark Sloan, curator at the College of Charleston's Halsey Institute; Karen Chandler, co-founder of Charleston Jazz Initiative and Arts Management Professor at the College of Charleston School of the Arts; and Sharon Gracie of the League of Charleston Theaters. The meeting will be facilitated by John W. Zinsser of Pacifica Human Communications.

The Charleston Arts Coalition, a cross-disciplinary coalition of voices aspiring to unite Charleston's creative community, was established as a vehicle for expression and is evolving into a collaborative effort to promote and enhance Charleston's rich array of creative disciplines including visual, culinary and performing arts, architecture, design and much more.

The Charleston Arts Coalition provides a forum and virtual gateway for creative individuals, organizations and businesses to collaborate on projects, exchange ideas, host special events and, in general, promote creativity in Charleston through advocacy, outreach, promotion and educational and professional programming.

The College of Charleston's Wachovia Auditorium in the Beatty Center is located at 5 Liberty St., Charleston. For more information about the coalition or to get involved, please visit Join our Facebook group to rsvp.