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DC3 Seeks Design-Based Businesses to Apply for Creative Ventures Residency Program

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DC3 Seeks Design-Based Businesses to Apply for Creative Ventures Residency Program

Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) seeks competitive, design-based businesses to apply for its intensive, six-month Creative Ventures Residency Program. Applications will be accepted April 7-20, with accepted businesses announced in June 2014.

Ideal candidates are early stage, post revenue, high potential service providers, studios or agencies that operate in one of the following creative industries:

  • Advertising
  • Literary (publishing, print)
  • Design (industrial, graphic, interior, interactive design)
  • Film (audiovisual, broadcasting)
  • Architecture

"Now in its fourth year, DC3's Creative Ventures Residency Program has included more than 41 ventures, many of whom continue to deliver measurable results in Detroit's Creative Corridor," says Matthew Clayson, DC3's Director. "Demand for services provided by our ventures continue to grow, and, as such, we've decided to condense the one-year program into six months, and offer it twice a year."

DC3's Creative Ventures Residency Program offers an opportunity for accepted businesses to co-locate in its facility at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, College for Creative Studies, for six months. Once there, businesses will join a community of talented and dynamic professionals, where idea sharing, peer reviews, and collaboration are a part of everyday culture. Accepted businesses will receive access to mentors, subject-matter experts, and a DC3 entrepreneur-in-residence who will help guide them through monthly milestones, with the aim to help increase revenues and client base.

DC3 will assist with promotional support with opportunities to be showcased within its social platforms and programming, including monthly networking mixers; such as Drinks x Design and Creative Mornings/Detroit, as well as the weeklong Detroit Design Festival.

Creative Ventures Residency Program member Jesse Green of Mammoth Reach, a web design studio, says, "We were thrilled to be selected for the program. We've learned things about our business that would have taken us years to realize on our own. DC3 has paired us with resources and mentors that have been invaluable, taking our dream to the next level."

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