The 567 Center launches professional development program for creatives

May 8, 2017


MACON – As a way to help creative professionals build a life by doing what they love, The 567 Center for Renewal is offering a professional development program for artists and designers in Central Georgia. The program, called Amplify, will support entrepreneurs with resources, training and networking opportunities to advance their careers.

Amplify was first developed by Macon Arts Alliance in 2014. After a successful couple of years, Macon Arts decided to pass the program on to The 567 Center for Renewal.

“We are really excited to build on what Macon Arts started with Amplify,” said Melissa Macker, executive director of The 567 Center. “It falls within our experience and mission of promoting both the arts and entrepreneurs in Macon, and we look forward to serving the creative community with this program.”

Amplify Your Creative Business, the first Amplify workshop presented by The 567 Center, took place during Macon Startup Week in April. Upcoming workshop topics will include how to sell what you make on Etsy, starting a website using Wordpress, and social media marketing.

In addition to workshops, members of Amplify receive one-on-one consultations and access to special news and networking opportunities. The 567 Center hopes to build a network and support structure through Amplify that connects creatives both to each other and to the resources available in the community. By supporting creative entrepreneurs in the growth of their business, the program is expected to ultimately create more jobs in the creative industries in Macon.

For more information about Amplify, visit or call 478-238-6051.