The Creative Industries Network is dedicated to the growth of Pittsburgh's specific creative technology-related capabilities. The network focuses on the region's seven core creative industries: design, fine arts, software/hardware, communications, entertainment, data science and industry support services.
MISSION To foster, connect and sustain emergent intersections of creativity and industry.
PURPOSE To serve as a collaborative hub that ignites creativity and innovation, enhances interconnectivity and provides opportunity for creative, cultural transformation.
The Creative Industries Network originated in 2008, as the Art + Technology Initiative, to unite and cultivate the creative and technology communities in the Pittsburgh region, and beyond. Founded on the idea that creativity and technology share the fundamental characteristic of innovation, as well as a synergy at the forefront of cultural progression, the network is a thriving community that feeds the region's creative and economic ecosystems.
IDEate. INNOVate. INTEGRate: Art + Technology Explorations
The Creative Industries Network provides regional creatives with business development events, educational workshops, partnership & collaboration links, and opportunities for national engagement.
Creative Clash Mixers One of our most popular nights out, the Creative Clash Mixers are fun at the intersection of Art and Technology. We hang out at some of the coolest spots in the city and make friends to the backdrop of innovation. Popular mixer venues have been Techshop, the Carnegie Museum of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Mattress Factory, ASSEMBLE, Wigle Whiskey, Woodstreet Galleries, SPACE and The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
CMO Insights: Marketing Innovation Series This series focuses on the region's top marketing leaders, and what they are doing to keep their companies ahead of the curve. Presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation, this educational and inspiring series features top industry leaders and CMOs who share their knowledge and experience on the latest marketing and technology trends. Featured companies have included: PPG, Giant Eagle, Dicks Sporting Goods, BRUNNER, Mullen, 4Moms, MARC USA, Vector Security, Dollar Bank, Schell Games, Covestro.
DIY Workshops In these hands-on workshops, creatives and enterpreneurs learn from industry experts with the latest strategies for business growth. These workshops are designed to empower individuals to take ownership of their success with insider tips and secrets from some of the most successful thought-leaders around. Workshop expert topics include Google, SEO, Social Media, PR, Marketing, Web Analytics and Advertising...and much more.
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