Posted: Dec. 15, 2014 at 4:39 p.m.
WIXOM – Creative Many Michigan (formerly ArtServe Michigan), the statewide economic development organization for the arts, culture and creative and design industries, announced it will relocate its headquarters from Wixom to TechTown Detroit effective Dec. 18. Creative Many’s new office space is 1,386 square feet.
“TechTown has been a strategic venue partner for Creative Many’s professional practice and Lawyers for the Creative Economy programs, dialogue and networking events serving artists and designers in Detroit. TechTown’s entrepreneurial spirit aligns with our interests in cultivating creative talent, successful creative practices and business start-ups, and jobs and business growth in the creative and design industries,” said Jennifer Goulet, president and CEO of Creative Many. “Now as a tenant of TechTown, we are excited about the new strategic partnerships and program opportunities that will emerge as a result of working together in an environment that attracts and serves the creative sector.”
Creative Many’s new corner office, Suite 365, is designed as an open concept studio, with flexible drop-in work spaces for team members and partners, and a central area conducive for brainstorming and ideation. The new flexible workspace aligns with the collaborative, nimble and evolving ways that define how the Creative Many team operates in today’s ever-changing environment.
“TechTown Detroit is a dynamic point of convergence for innovation in the city. Creative Many Michigan’s focus on cultivating and advancing the creative economy melds with our mission of catalyzing entrepreneurship and economic development in Detroit, and we are thrilled to have them move into our historic facility. The revitalization of our city depends on the innovation and development of all sectors, and Creative Many does incredible work in the creative space,” said Leslie Smith, president and CEO of TechTown.
TechTown launched in 1999 under the leadership of Wayne State University then-President Irvin D. Reid, in partnership with General Motors and Henry Ford Health System, to act as a business accelerator and incubator. In 2004, TechTown opened its doors in the 135,000-square-foot, landmark 1927 Albert Kahn building located at 440 Burroughs St., donated by General Motors. The facility was formerly the Chevy Creative Services Building, and the Corvette was designed on the third floor. Today, TechTown serves as a dynamic place where talent, technologies and capital converge.
Creative Many will maintain its Lansing location and plans for a satellite office in Grand Rapids in 2015.
About Creative Many Michigan
Creative Many Michigan, formerly ArtServe Michigan, is a statewide economic development organization focused on the mission to develop creative people, creative places and the creative economy for a competitive Michigan. Creative Many Michigan emphasizes the power of creativity through advocacy/public policy, research/reporting, professional practice programs, strategic communications and networking for the greater good of the arts, culture and creative and design industries. Contact Creative Many Michigan at 248-912-0760 or visit www.CreativeMany.org.