Tbilisi, first impression

tbilisi morning

Tbilisi in the morning

I am visiting Tbilisi, Georgia this week at the invitation of Creative Initiatives, a new organization “dedicated to leading the process of commercialization in Georgia’s creative industries by merging the rich cultural traditions of the region with viable international business practices.” I will be leading a workshop for students and faculty of the Free University, Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and Ilia State University and then keynoting their First Annual Creative Industries Conference.

My first impression of Georgia, the result of a ride from the airport is that CULTURE MATTERS. The main street here is Rustaveli Street – not named for a general or political leader, but a 12th century Georgian poet.

About lindaessig

Linda Essig is director of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programs at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, including its award-winning arts entrepreneurship program, Pave: http://pave.asu.edu The opinions expressed on creativeinfrastructure are her own and not those of ASU. You can follow her on twitter @LindaInPhoenix and "like" the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship at http://www.facebook.com/pages/pave-program-in-arts-entrepreneurship/386328970101 Find Pave's journal, Artivate, at http://artivate.org
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