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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Artists Are...

State of the Art is a show being developed by an artist to talk about what it means to be an artist right now (today) in an effort to raise up artist voices. The first episode works to define what an artist is by talking to artists who are innovating and using their abilities in ways only artists could use them.

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I am an Artist Artists Survive Power

Practicing Generosity as an Artist

Artist Enzina Marrari describes how she practices generosity as an artist by creating opportunities for underserved artists. She also shares about times when she has benefitted from the generosity of other artists.

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I am an Artist Artists Survive Power

Giving Back by Creating Opportunities

Artist Meghan Sinclair describes how she practices generosity by coordinating pop up art shows that provide an outlet for many artists to exhibit.

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I am an Artist Artists Survive Power