We serve communities with creativity-focused community development/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.
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.
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.