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The Curriculum

We’ve done the heavy lifting for you – we spent more than two years developing and piloting curriculum that hundreds of folks helped get right. We used design thinking and super-fast prototyping to fail quickly and nail the programs. Now artists are quitting their day jobs, reporting higher revenues than ever in their careers and business people want this artist-created curriculum because it works.

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Train the Trainer Model

To meet the national demand for AIR, we designed a new program that will allow people to teach our curriculum for their local community and truly achieve our common vision of making art and creativity part of everyday life for everyone. AIR is committed to providing support that will increase the long-term success and sustainability of talented artists, their businesses, and organizations. This means increasing incomes, creating jobs, and stimulating community involvement.

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About AIR

We serve communities with creativity-focused community and economic development workshops and programs. What makes our programs unique is cross-sector collaboration – we serve artists, business people, educators, and the community together. We teach design thinking, business planning, and entrepreneurial spirit using the latest business development strategies and tactics like fast prototyping and lean startup principles.

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We designed our programs to help people grow their own creativity and connect with people in collaborative ways. This online class is an introduction to the AIR:Shift™ Workshop. We melded some of our workshop content and exercises to give you an idea of what our programs can do to help you and others in your community.

We want every community to raise the value of art and creativity. Please use these materials to help bring your community together for an interactive, thoughtful program during a networking event or workshop. We have included slide presentations, videos, and worksheets that you can download, share, and use.

Art Builds Business Builds Art Exercise

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Lead FacilitatorAIR Institute
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AIR-GlobeCreativity is the engine behind every pursuit that has changed the world. What if more of us developed our creativity? And then we applied that creativity to everything we do. What new ventures would be started? What revolutionary ideas would emerge?

The world would be different. And not just for artists and people in the art world, but for all of us.

It sounds so simple. And yet, so much of our society is broken into silos, dividing those who are “creative” and those who aren’t.

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