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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Sharing Knowledge through a Community of Artists

Chris Parmelee relates how producing and sharing knowledge is one of the best things a community of artists can do to expand their experiences in the world and support one another.

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Making Time for All of the Aspects of Life

Debs Webster describes her learning curve to find balance between time for her large family, the business side of art, and her studio practice through scheduling as well as separating her home, work and creative space.

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Valuing Your Personal Energy as a Resource

Tristan Hessing offers his perspective on the importance of considering your personal energy as a valuable, finite resource and carefully considering how much of it you want to give to each endeavor to maintain balance.

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Finding Balance with the Support of Partners

Artist Pat Shelton shares how she finds work life balance by having partners who believe in you and compliment your skills.

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Embracing the Act of Finding Balance

Artist Asia Freeman describes how she has learned to embrace the act of juggling all of the different things she needs to thrive.

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Spotting Signs of Imbalance

Artist Amy Johnson describes how she listens to her needs and identifies signs that she’s getting out of balance.

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Creating a Support Group for Artists

Artist Kristine Shomaker describes how she fostered a support group of artists and the benefits she derives from this community.

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Balancing Being a Mom and an Artist

Artist Andrea Chung describes how essential it is to have a strong support system in order to have balance, especially as a mom and an artist.

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Making Studio Time a Habit

Artist Samantha Fields shares how she has developed a routine that protects her studio time.

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