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Posted 9.4.18

Conversations from Artists Thrive Summit 2018: Is Art-Making a Labor? Craft? Practice?

In her most recent blog post, Elaine Grogan Luttrul of Minerva Financial Arts relays an interesting conversation from the Artists Thrive Summit 2018: "I was in Berea, Kentucky last month for the Artists Thrive summit, and I had a fascinating...

Posted 6.26.18

Professional Artist Magazine feature on Using the Artists Thrive Tools to Identify Blind Spots

The June/July issue of Professional Artist Magazine includes a feature by Elaine Grogan Luttrell describing the Artists Thrive tools as “part rubric for self-assessment, part survey and part loose roadmap for entrepreneurial thinking.” The article...

Posted 2.3.18

The Appalachian City That Raised Its Taxes and Grew: To support a homegrown artist community, Berea, Kentucky, asked residents to trust government. It worked.

In this story exploring the community of Berea, Kentucky, Ivy Brashear delves into the arts infrastructure that has fostered economic growth in this arts capital of Kentucky. After the collapse of the coal industry, Berea city officials looked to...

Posted 1.17.18

Reflections from the First Annual Artists Thrive Summit & Looking Forward to 2018

At the inaugural Artists Thrive Summit in September 2017, 150 arts supporters from across the country came together in Berea, KY to celebrate, elevate, and proclaim the necessity of valuing artists. The Summit included three days of conversation,...

Posted 11.7.17

Artists Thrive at Grantmakers in the Arts

Artists Thrive was invited to share about our work to measure what matters at the 2017 Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) Conference this October in Detroit, MI. Heather Pontonio, Art Program Director at the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, was joined by...

Posted 8.22.17

Registration Open for the Inaugural Artists Thrive Summit

At this inaugural gathering, attendees will take part in immersive and value-driven conversations with thought leaders from around the country. We will explore complex matters surrounding the ways that artists, organizations, city officials,...

Posted 6.30.17

Assessing Impact with David Grant at NEFA's CCX Conference

The New England Foundation for the Arts' Cross Cultural Exchange (CCX) conference, the closing session included an inspiring keynote and interactive workshop with David Grant, author of The Social Profit Handbook. David shared new ways to assess your...