“If you are trying to build a community, you need the arts at the community development table.”
-Jason Schupbach, Former Director of the National Endowment for the Arts
As with all of our community initiatives, we aim to mold the model to best accomplish our mission. Since the mission of Get Artistic is to advance the local creative economy, we believe we are uniquely equipped to do so through investing in the development and exposure of individual artists.
With year-round activities, the term Get Artistic collectively refers to the many ways we spotlight and support our creative community:
Since the program’s e 2017 launch, we’ve invested $223,959 in the creative economy, $63,766 having been disbursed through either direct patronage, residency support, or grantmaking.