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“CUE&A”: A Dialogue with the Community

CUE&A is a bi-annual event where Cultural Entrepreneurship students present their cultural business ideas many of which pertain to local and regional cultural topics. Interesting stories are discussed in this brief report of the inaugural event held in Dec 2013.

Our students are committed to working on cultural business solutions and need encouragement and engagement from the community. Our community can greatly benefit from the creative capacities of young minds applied through systematic study and research of cultural business ideas. See below ideas that will be discussed during this second event.

We invite you to come, engage with and motivate our students. The event if FREE for all.

MONDAY, MAY 5TH, 4:30PM – 7:30PM
ZEITGEIST THEATERS – 222 EAST SUPERIOR STREET

Live Presentations followed by Q&A:

4:30PM – 5:50PM

6:10PM – 7:30PM

Hope in Despair
Providing sustainable income to the Bisan community through a weaving cooperative which provides product personalization while staying true to the indigenous ixil heritage.

Food for Thought
An innovative use of technology to increase awareness of where the food we are about to buy comes from and it’s environmental impact.

Splendens
A creative way of countering the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder whilst promoting a healthy and joyful lifestyle.

Melting Pot Music
Improving Duluth’s diversity through a creative place where music from diverse cultures is played and shared.

H.E.L.P.
Duluth’s Homeless Education and Learning Program to break the cycle of homelessness for those in homeless shelters in Duluth.

Growing Local Microbreweries
A creative approach to boost the popularity of young and newly started microbreweries local to the Duluth-Superior region.

Gichigamy Gallery
Improving the awareness of the contribution of Native American cultures to Duluth through the sale and education of authentic art work.

Natural Water Solutions
Rebuilding the community of Bisan, Guatemala through entrepreneurial approach to clean water supply.

To RSVP, send an email to cue@d.umn.edu. The CUE Team looks forward to your presence at the event.

 

December 2013 CUE&A event report
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