The text used in the assessment tools are great descriptors, but its stories that bring this work to life. 

Below is a growing portfolio of stories from artists and advocates from across the country that can be filtered on the assessment tools, spectrum, and categories.  You can turn on and off these filters by clicking on the buttons. 

Use these examples to help locate yourself on the assessment tool and see how to move up on the spectrum. Read our Guidebook for more suggestions on how you can use Artists Thrive, putting the tools to practice, and sparking conversations with Artists Thrive.

Have a story of your own to add?   Click here to submit it.

Lack of Funding to Support Individual Artists

One of the biggest challenges that we have as a nonprofit organization is functioning successfully as a business and making sure that our artists are always compensated for their work, rather than having to work as a nonprofit that is always looking for donations and grantfunding. One of the barriers I think we have to making sure our artists can thrive is the lack of funding, period. There is little funding to support individual artists in their work, or funding to engage individual artists into the culture of an organization.

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