CreativeTampaBay serves as a catalyst for economic and social development in the region by promoting principles of the creative economy and supporting our creative industries. We believe that business, economic development, arts/culture, social and environmental principles must work together to creative vibrant, sustainable communities. Our goal is to serve as a connector of people, ideas, experiences and places.
CreativeTampaBay is known for innovative events, provocative research studies and for serving in a “connector” role through the BUZZ weekly e-newsletter. We host local, national and international forward thinking speakers to stimulate new ideas and actions for our region. Our research focuses on quality of life issues vital to our region’s ability to grow, as well as attract and retain creative minds.
We believe in the vision and the opportunities of a future driven by the power of ideas. Ideas are the growth engines of tomorrow, so the nurturing of the communities where ideas can flourish is the key to success. Ideas take root where creativity is cultivated, and creativity thrives where communities are committed to ideas. Creativity resides in everyone, everywhere, so building a community of ideas means empowering all people with the ability to express and use the genius of their own creativity and bring it to bear as responsible citizens. These principles are our call to action.