CREATE portage county focuses on making creativity central!
CREATE focuses on three goals: to promote creative placemaking, to support people who create and
to grow creative arts & entertainment experiences.
CREATE is a nonprofit that sees community challenges as opportunities to envision a more vibrant and engaging community. We are building partnerships and streamlining resources to ensure that those creative visions have a real impact on Central Wisconsin. We are making creativity central to community development, economic growth, and our quality of life.
CREATE supports the following experiences and initiatives:
* The IDEA Center
* The Central WI Cultureshed
* New ERA
* The Downtown Mural Project
* The Stevens Point Sculpture Park
* Phantom Gallery Parties
* Artisan Alley
* The Spring Comedy Show
* Adventures in Art
* Poetry Slam at Riverfront
* Riverfront Jazz Festival
* Trivia Unplugged
* The Central Wisconsin Film Scene
* Buzz Around Town
* Winter Solstice Light Festival
DescriptionThe IDEA Center has three separate rooms. The first room is divided into two spaces, an open flexible space and what we call our "Board Room" which is a three walled cove with all whiteboard walls that can seat about fifteen people. The second space is typically set up as co-working space, but can be used for classes, meetings, and receptions. The third space we call our social innovation lab and can host a larger board meeting (25-30 people) or a lecture/screening of about 50. Groups may rent out multiple rooms or the whole facility, but we do ask that a quiet work area always be available to individual IDEA Center members.