Friday, August 28, 2009

NxtUp Philly brings together an array of creative economy events this fall

Philly is not only home to a robust arts, culture and heritage sector. It also has a thriving creative economy. Coming up this fall is the Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit, Design Philadelphia, Ignite Philly Fashion Week, etc.

NxtUp Philly brings together all these events and others with a 12-day calendar of events starting Oct. 5. It provides a showcase of creativity and innovation. Anyone in art, design, film, business, architecture, fashion, food, and any other creative field can post a program to the event calendar at

There’s no charge for listing. You’ll be able to preview and edit at later date if need be. The events calendar will go live on September 10th and be supported with advertising [City Paper], postcard and other promotions.If you enter your events in next three days they will be listed in a dedicated City Paper insert which will run Oct 1. So there are plenty of opportunities to extend the reach for free.

The organizers for NxtUp Philly include Josette Bonafino, executive director of the Multicultural Youth eXchange; Ian Cross, CEO of I-SITE; Hilary Jay, founder and director of DesignPhiladelphia and executive director of the Design Center at Philadelphia University; Neil Kleinman, professor of multimedia and communication and senior fellow in the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts; Kelly Lee, CEO and president of Innovation Philadelphia; Scott Tattar, senior vice president and director of public relations at LevLane Advertising and Public Relations.

And, of course, once the site goes live you can use to navigate the huge array of events that will be going on during October related to creative businesses.

1 comment:

  1. congrats on new blog! i am a local artist who also consults/coaches other artists. how do we get listed on your calendar/blog/events listing? sounds like a good place to be.
    linda dubin garfield

    think i'm busy, or what? not too busy to meet for coffee if you want to chat about art in phila.