Stories

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.

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Finding a Day Job that Is Supportive of Being an Artist

Artist Tamara Wilson describes how her relationship with money has evolved over time and different strategies she has tried for creating sustainability.

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I am an Artist Artists Struggle Money

Knowing When to Move On

Artist Amy Meisner relays a story about an experience that taught her when to walk away and cut her losses when a situation isn’t working out.

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I am an Artist Artists Struggle Money