Registration for 2020

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Early Bird Registration: $12 (January 17-31)

The first twenty registrants will receive a complimentary headshot provided by Daytona Niles.

Day Pass Registration: $15 (February 1 – February 21)

Break it Down | Make it Better is a series of events aimed at producing educational programming, discussions, and professional development opportunities for creatives in West Michigan. These programs are presented through an ongoing partnership with the Avenue for the Arts, ArtPrize, and Little Space Studio.

Break it Down | Make it Better 2020 is a half-day skill-building conference taking place on February 21st from 12:30–5:30 p.m. at Little Space Studio. The afternoon will kick off with a panel discussion about the state of the creative community in Grand Rapids. This will be an opportunity to join in the conversation and discuss how we can grow stronger together.  Following the panel will be two breakout sessions aimed at helping attendees gain needed skills and knowledge. They will have the opportunity to select from roundtables, panels and workshops with topics such as The History of Artist Run Spaces in Grand Rapids, Finding & Applying for Opportunities, How to Teach a Class, Working with a Curator, Marketing, and many more.

The afternoon will conclude with a networking happy hour complete with hors d’oeuvres and music by DJ Joe Moon of Vinyl Fetish.

If you are in need of sponsorship to attend the event please email