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.

Support Structures Must Thrive for Artists to Thrive

Ruby Lopez Harper, Director of Local Arts Services for Americans for the Arts, reflects on how the artists in a community can struggle when the staff of the organizations working with artists are struggling to access the training, resources, and peer network they need to do this work effectively.

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I work with Artists Artists Give Up Organizational Capacity