DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A two-day gathering of artists is planned for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. The Artist Development Summit takes place Friday night and Saturday.

Topics covered will include writing for artists, independent publishing, funding your work, intellectual property and strategic planning to define and realize a personal vision of success.

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Featured presentations will include ArtServe Michigan’s Cezanne Charles, Stephanie Pereira from Kickstarter, and noted artists Mel Nichols from George Mason University, and Tyrone Williams from Xavier University among others.

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The summit will end with a discussion about how to shape Detroit as an artist-centered city.

The event aims to help artists build sustainable professional creative practices. It is developed by ArtServe Michigan and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and is taking place partnership with the College for Creative Studies and Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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Advance registration is required. The cost to attend is $12. For more information, visit www.artservemichigan.org.