EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation

A Creative and Innovative Culture (2013)

Project Details

Co-Learning Plan - 2013

Author: Kimberly Kleinhans, Michigan Dance Council (Wayne State University)

Summary

Arts Councils in Michigan are considered potential facilitators of increased innovation and creative thinking. This Co-Learning Plan too information collected through surveys, cataloguing, and mapping to identify the appropriate strategies to utilize their potential, based on the current activities and capacities for each Arts Council.

Author

Kimberly KleinhansKimberly Kleinhans, Michigan Dance Council (Wayne State University)

Kimberly Kleinhans is a native Michigander who holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree and a Graduate Certificate in Economic Development (GC-ED), from Wayne State University. Her specific area of research has been the role of Arts and Culture in Economic Development. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Education Evaluation and Research, through the College of Education at Wayne State University. Ms. Kleinhans is the Administrator and Membership Manager of the Michigan Dance Council (MDC), the Michigan affiliate of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). She also works as a consultant for Janet Ray and Associates, a Detroit-based independent evaluation firm. She is a member of the Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA), the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM), the American Evaluation Association (AEA), and the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO).