DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson will host a summit focused on the multi-billion dollar creative arts industry on Aug. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur.
Industry leaders in the creative field from the metro Atlanta area will share their insights in plenary and breakout sessions on how to break into this multi-billion dollar industry and turn your passion into your profession. Some of the money makers include video and music production, web development and UX/UI design.
The creative industry in Georgia generated a $62.5 billion in total economic impact in 2015 and is only on the rise. The creative industries in Georgia represent a combined $37 billion in revenue and employ an estimated 200,000 Georgians statewide, making up 5 percent of employment in the state.
Commissioner Johnson has been a catalyst and convener bringing resources to the South DeKalb area for the past 18 years. In the last five years, Johnson has pioneered creative economic development projects under his Renaissance Initiative.
Admission to the summit is free. For more information, call 404-371-2425.