Creating Opportunity for Artists in Lean Times

Wednesday, October 21, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Organized by Judilee Reed, executive director, Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC).

Moderated by Bill Keens, WolfBrown. Presented by Bill Keens; Holly Sidford, president, Helicon Collaborative; Tom Schorgl, president, Community Partnerships for Arts and Culture; Esther Robinson, founder, ArtHome; Cora Mirikitani, president, Center for Cultural Innovation.

Arts organizations are struggling with budget cuts, involuntary course corrections, and increasing demand from constituents. Artists are sometimes the first to bear the brunt of this systemic stress. A report on the recent national survey of individual artists (Helicon Collaborative) provides context for this discussion that explores strategies for supporting individual artists when resources are constrained.

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