Complex problems demand creative solutions. But creative professionals don’t always receive the support they need to contribute to community-wide change. As a component of our community impact strategy, we launched the Get Artistic initiative in June 2018 in the hopes of strengthening Athens, Georgia’s creative community.
Our community-focused approach to arts patronage is driven by the belief that investing in individual artists is critical for building a community’s ability to practice creative problem-solving. Whereas Get Comfortable is focused on helping people survive, Get Artistic is committed to helping others thrive. We believe these outcomes—surviving and thriving—operate as two halves to a whole, each necessary to foster a healthy community.
Carolyn Schew’s artwork revolves around daydreams and the construction of a Somewhere Else: an idealistic, technicolor Eden of the mind. Mark your calendars for her free, interactive “Meet the Artist” event on May 15!
If you didn’t know already, along with all the wonderful things to celebrate this month, it’s also B Corp Month! We are among 4,000+ businesses around the world dedicated to using business as a force for good!