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March 16, 2015 - March 19, 2015

Creative Many Michigan House at SXSW 2015

Join us at the Creative Many Michigan House @ SXSW 2015 – March 16 thru 19 in Austin, TX!

See our website at this link here: www.michiganhouse.org

Things get made in Michigan. Cars or music, furniture or art – Michigan holds a unique cultural position as the place where things come from.  It’s a reputation to be proud of but not one that can be rested upon. Instead we foster it each day through our talent and our hard work. But it doesn’t end there. We need to be telling our stories and spreading the word.

The Creative Many Michigan House at South By Southwest 2015 is a ripe opportunity to do just that at one of the most culturally dynamic locales available. Featuring four days of programming the Creative Many Michigan House will be the megaphone with which we spread the word. Outfitted in a curated collection of Michigan goods, wares and designs, the House itself will be a beacon to our hard-earned style and legacy of creativity. It will serve as a hub for Michigan’s attendees and as a billboard for its artists and designers.  Most of all, the Creative Many Michigan House will be a statement that our reputation isn’t going anywhere.

It’s a house. It’s a venue. It’s a hub. It’s a declaration.

The Creative Many Michigan House is a Dwell Magazine featured home outfitted with an expertly curated collection of Michigan-made furniture, art and design. It will serve as a host site for four days of Michigan-centric programming, dialogue, connecting and entertainment. It will be a physical and digital hub for Michigan’s visiting SXSW festival goers.  And it will connect Michigan’s creative and design industries to networks and opportunities nationally, internationally and here in Michigan.

3/16 – MI Program – Monday (Interactive & Film Overlap)
3/17 – MI Program – Tuesday (Bridge Day — Music & Film & Interactive Overlap)
3/18 – MI Program – Wednesday (Music & Film Overlap)
3/19 – MI Program – Thursday (Music & Film Overlap)

This is where the story gets told. We have four available days and we have a megaphone. We can’t wait to work with our partners to explore the endless opportunities for emphatically spreading their message to cutting edge festival goers and beyond.  Carefully matched conversations with SXSW speakers and Michigan creatives, informal networking and mixers, Michigan product showcasing, a hub for meet-ups, the possibilities and connections are real.

The House itself is chock-full of messaging opportunities. From design-forward Michigan-made product placement to a fully functioning recording studio for podcasts and artist sessions to AV capabilities/expertise for video panel discussions to a robust and engaging social media presence to ample lawn space for intimate concerts… It’s a house replete with all tools necessary for Michigan to plant its flag in Austin. Creative Many Michigan House will:

  • Connect Michigan’s artists, creatives and designers to economic opportunities in Michigan…across the US…and worldwide.
  • Cultivate partnerships and collaboration across Michigan’s network of creative and design industries and with the companies, presenters and audiences attending SXSW 2015.
  • Bring heightened awareness to the power of Michigan’s creative economy on a national and international stage through strategic communications and messaging.

1706 Garden St, Austin, TX 78702 – a bit of respite from the craziness of Downtown but still only one mile from the Convention Center.




Creative Many Michigan, formerly ArtServe Michigan, is the 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. Visit us at www.creativemany.org.

Hard-Earned Style – it’s the name we’ve given to the connective thread running through the finest goods made in Michigan. More than any aesthetic similarity, it’s an essential element that says simply, “good work is what we do.” 
Middle West creates event-driven, expertly curated, pop-up environments of Michigan made products. We create a place that Hard-Earned Style can call home. Visit us at https://www.facebook.com/shopmiddlewest.

Sponsor Partners
AMI Entertainment Network
Clark Hill PLC
Creative Many Michigan
CWD Real Estate
Downtown Detroit Partnership
Masco Corporation Foundation
Michigan Film Office
Opportunity Detroit
Start Garden
The Right Place


Join Us
Interested in being part of the Creative Many Michigan House experience?  For sponsorship or partner opportunities contact Jennifer Goulet at jennifer@creativemany.org, to be part of programs contact Joe Voss at jvoss@clarkhill.com and for showcase/experience opportunities contact Jamie Kirby at shopmiddlewest@gmail.com.


March 16, 2015
March 19, 2015


South By Southwest


Creative Many Michigan House
1706 Garden Street
Austin, TX 78702
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