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UCA to Host Arkansas Creative Sustainability Summit

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas and the Arkansas Cinema Society will host the crowdfunding/distribution platform Seed&Spark on campus March 1 for the Arkansas Creative Sustainability Summit to help Arkansas-based creators build sustainable artistic careers.

Seed&Spark founder and CEO Emily Best will be on campus for the summit, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the McCastlain Hall Ballroom on campus.

Special guests include Emmy-winning actor/filmmaker Mark Duplass, who has appeared in Apple’s “The Morning Show” and produces HBO’s “Room 104,” and Jeff Nichols, an Arkansas native who wrote and directed the movies “Mud” and “Loving.”

“Artists have so many opportunities to monetize their art if they harness the power of building their own audiences,” said Marty Lang, assistant professor of film at UCA. “I think our attendees will learn that the key to their success is creating a direct connection to the fans of their work.”

The summit is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite.

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