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.

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

Word of Mouth Connections

We’ve made community connections informally, just through conversation. You might hear of an opportunity in the community that someone is looking for an artist to do, like someone who wants to do a mural or someone that wants, a musician for a certain performance or for a certain opportunity. Then by word of mouth, we do that.

Rubric Spectrum Category
I work with Artists Artists Struggle Community Connections

Helping Artists Be Effective in Their Partnerships

In some of the projects where the artist was not able to complete their project on schedule and be in line with the timeline that was proposed, is that their budget may not have been realistic. That causes them to have to pause or make changes. Helping artists to develop realistic budgets and also helping them to build relationships so that there are no venue issues allows them to be effective in their partnerships.

Rubric Spectrum Category
I work with Artists Artists Struggle Community Connections