here's more to having a successful creative practice than just being creative. In order to produce creative work on an ongoing basis, you need know-how, connections, and access to resources (time, space, money, equipment, materials, and a place to perform, exhibit, or sell your work). Without these, it's unlikely that you'll be able to produce much work, no matter how great your creative genius is. This is true for nonprofit arts and culture organizations as well as for individual creatives.With Individual Creatives, some get the resources, support, and infrastructure they need from an employer. Some Creatives support their creative practice by working a day job. Some become the sole proprietor of their own business or go on to create a nonprofit organization around their creative work. For many, the ability to maintain their creative practice depends on a mix of things: doing as much as possible themselves, keeping their costs low, and getting help and support from friends and colleagues when they need it.
Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations also need know-how, connections, and access to resources in order to continue producing work that audiences and consumers desire to access. Similar to the passionate individual creative following their vision, the work of organizations is driven by the organization's vision and their public benefit mission.
The information gleaned from the survey will enable the Cultural Arts Division and other service providers to identify, develop, and deliver programming, workshops, and relevant topics to address your needs in the most effective manner possible.
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Whether you are an individual creative or represent an arts and culture organization, library, or other publicly-funded cultural entityplease take our survey by March 14!