Neil McKenzie Pounding the Creatives and Business Drum

I am a supporter of the Creative Economy and feel that business has an important role to play.  Artists and other creative professionals need business skills and the help and support of the business community.  Likewise the business community needs the creative economy to help in its economic development efforts, make our communities more enjoyable and viable and to provide a source of creativity.  Here is a recent article which appeared in several venues in the Denver area.

Neil McKenzie Pounding the Creatives and Business Drum

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About Neil McKenzie

Neil McKenzie is an author, educator and consultant to artists and arts organizations. He is the author of The Artist’s Business and Marketing ToolBox – How to Start, Run and Market a Successful Arts or Creative Business available in softcover from Barnes & Noble and Amazon and as an eBook from iTunes, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. He has developed and teaches the course “Artrepreneurship” at the Center for Innovation at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and is also a visiting professor at University College at the University of Denver. Neil has over 30 years’ experience as a management consultant and marketing executive, working with some of the world’s top brands. Neil is a frequent lecturer to artists and arts organizations, a guest columnist for Colorado Biz Magazine, where he covers the creative sector of the economy, and the author of several articles for Americans for the Arts, a national arts organization. Follow Neil on Twitter: @neilmckenzphoto