Creative Control Fest is a grassroots con-fest (Conference+Festival) aimed at the mutual exchange of resources with creatives of color in the industries of art, design, activism, scholarship and entrepreneurship. Through showings, lectures, workshops and other events, CCF participants gain exposure, job referrals, networking opportunities, and other resources, as well as an important sense of belonging to the Midwests emerging creative class.
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Be with Creatives and find inspiration. CCF provides a creative atmosphere with some of the best artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and creatives central ohio has to offer. Simply put, the best way to find inspiration and ideas are to be with other like minded and creative people. Do you create? Be with Creatives. Be in Control.
Workshops focused on artist production, development, and entrepreneurship. The workshops will be followed by a speakers’ series featuring creative professionals in design, fashion, art and other creative fields. CCF will also feature an art show, performances, and vendors throughout the day, culminating in a concert that features local and national musicians, held on the legendary Lincoln Theatre stage.
Columbus is home to more than 25,000 painters, writers, designers, and creatives in both traditional and nontraditional fields. Studies show that the city’s creative sector generates more than $3 billion in receipts. However, these statistics are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. What does it look like when a whole state of creatives come together? The creative sector is growing and we would like to see all creatives be a part of that.