• So, what did this [a2ru] conference really have to do with the arts? Actually, quite a lot. Even though it wasn’t explicitly a traditional conference about the fine arts, I felt like there was an underlying message that artists should always be part of the larger conversation about creativity and innovation. After all, artists have the unique trait of being communicators by training.

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CREATIVZ: An Interactive Research Project

  • February 17, 2016
  • By a2ru      
An interactive conversation about what artists in the United States need to sustain and strengthen their careers. Make your voice heard.


logo CREATIVZCREATIVZ is a conversation about how artists in the United States live and work and what they need to sustain and strengthen their careers. It’s part of a research project from the Center for Cultural Innovation and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Surdna Foundation.

CREATIVZ features essays by a range of thinkers in the arts field, along with comments, images and ideas curated from contributions through social media using the hashtag #creativz.

The CREATIVZ web site is not a summary of research findings, but rather an integral part of the research process itself. The goal is to make the research transparent, include a broad range of people and perspectives in the process and hear from as many artists and artist support providers as possible. A report summarizing the findings will be published and available on this site in June 2016. You can read more about the project here.

Website: www.creativz.us