EDPA Poetry Contest

In partnership with Create Birmingham, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) is holding a statewide poetry contest. Contestants are asked to submit an original composition on the theme of innovation and creativity in Alabama. Three finalists will be asked to present their work through an online video voting contest. The winner will be named Conference Poet Laureate of 2016 and asked to read his/her winning entry at the 6th Annual Alabama Launchpad Innovation and…

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I Create Birmingham: Jamorris Rivers

“It’s a simple idea really. Take any unused space and partner 2 different artist together in order create something in a special way while inviting the public to be a part of the action is brilliant. Collaborating at this level can have big positive results for any community.”

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I Create Birmingham: Toby Richards

“My hope is to share these engaging artifacts as educational tools for our community and develop programs to increase awareness of the museum’s collection, while also establishing ourselves as a sustainable presence in the community.”

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I Create Birmingham: Laurin Humphries

“More than anything, I think I learned how to handle this job under a lot of stress and pressure and how to develop relationships with my customers that make them feel very important to us, no matter how big or small the job.”

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Creational Patterns

Fractured Atlas is putting down roots in Birmingham! They’re working to bring the program, SpaceFinder, to the Magic City. With about 215,000 people, Birmingham will hold the distinction of being the smallest U.S. city with a SpaceFinder; with 1.2 million living in the metropolitan area, it is a great opportunity to serve the needs of a new creative audience.

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