It’s part of a research project exploring how artists in the United States live and work and what they need to sustain and strengthen their careers. Artists can contribute comments, images and ideas through social media using the hashtag #creativz. The project wants to hear from as many artists and artist support providers as possible. A report summarizing the findings will be published and available in June 2016.
New technology has changed how artistic work is created, accessed, and supported. Creativity is “in,” and is more highly valued by businesses, civic leaders and the general public. Demographic and generational shifts have led to new aesthetics and ways of working, and raised the urgency of cultural equity. With the “gig economy,” the way that artists have always worked has become more mainstream and magnified the need for new structures that support this way of working. We need a fresh understanding of the context in which artists work today, and what new kinds of support structures need to be created, or what existing systems can be enhanced, to enable artists to thrive.
Add YOUR voice! Tell CREATIVZ about your creative life and how you make it work. Use your favorite social app using the hashtag #creativz to share your thoughts and include a selfie, photo, video or GIF of your work. Go to http://creativz.us/addyourvoice/ to see a new conversation starter question each week and see what others are saying.
Read more about this innovative project at http://creativz.us/