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Tanner Friedman Promotes Ignite 2009: Uniting Voices for Arts & Culture in Michigan Event

Oct 21, 2009

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - ArtServe Michigan, a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization for arts, culture and arts education, has selected Tanner Friedman to provide media relations for Ignite 09: Uniting Voices for Arts and Culture in Michigan event, an alternative for this year's Governor's Awards for Arts and Culture.

On November 10 from 6-9 p.m. at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, arts supporters will gather to celebrate the contributions of arts and culture across the state. The event showcases the increased need to generate collective support for arts programs; the importance of arts and culture in building vibrant communities and transforming lives; and the pervasiveness of the arts throughout our living experience.

"Facing the lowest state-funded budget for arts and culture in the last decade, Ignite 09 is critical in generating operating and program funding so we can continue to lead statewide advocacy efforts and capacity building for artists, as well as arts and cultural organizations," said Jennifer Goulet, president of ArtServe Michigan.

The event will begin with a strolling dinner reception, followed by the program and awards ceremony that includes performances by The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Youth Ensembles: Jazz Combo and Mosaic Youth Theater. In addition, a significant portion of the evening will be dedicated to recognizing and honoring the historical depth of support Michigan's automotive industry has offered to arts and culture by extending its first-ever Arts Legacy Awards to Chrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motors. Admission is $50 per ticket. 

About ArtServe Michigan


ArtServe Michigan is a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to cultivating the creative potential of Michigan�s arts and cultural sector to enhance the public health and well-being of Michigan, its people and communities. ArtServe advocates for arts, culture and arts education in Michigan; provides leadership and professional development for arts and cultural organizations and artists; and connects arts and cultural leaders and supporters through strategic communications. Contact ArtServe Michigan at 248-912-0760 or visit ArtServeMichigan.org. 


About Tanner Friedman


Tanner Friedman is a strategic communications firm specializing in traditional and emerging media relations, adversity management and public relations counsel. Tanner Friedman is located in the landmark Tri-Atria Building at 32255 Northwestern Highway, Suite 298, in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit tannerfriedman.com.

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