It’s Thanksgiving, and while it may be a bit cliché to write about it, we do have quite a few things to be thankful for at The Arts Partnership:
We have added 14 new Primary Partners since July 1 for a total of 93. We are seeing more and more individual artists join, and that’s exciting!
We have an excellent board, led by chair Brad Bachmeier. As we work through our strategic directions to be as responsive as possible to the needs of our Partners and our organization, we are peeling back more and more layers to get to the core of who we are and who we can be to best serve the arts community.
We have a new hire. Kris Kerzman is our digital media producer of ARTSpulse online, and his work is doing exactly what we hoped it would: magnifying the work our Partners are doing to a larger audience of engaged social media-types.
We have two outstanding college interns who work hard and bring their enthusiasm and creativity to our organization and many of our Partners to help tell their stories to a larger audience.
We have Sue, our pleasant and efficient admin, running the office and keeping things going when we are out and about.
We developed the CSA, the Rural Artist in Residency and the Rural Arts Partnership programs to get our Partner artists and arts organizations out and into the hands of new audiences.
Our Advocate Partnership relationships continue to grow. More businesses and individuals are financially supporting the work we do, which allows us to do more work.
We live in a rich and artistic community filled with high school and college-aged artists, volunteers, supporters, performers, creators, and audiences who attend the myriad events we have going on. At any one time, there’s so much art happening that you can’t get to it all.
At the end of the day and nearly the end of the calendar year, The Arts Partnership is thankful to all of you—our Partners, our readers, our funders, our volunteers and our collaborators. This is a wonderful community to be an artist in, and having a role in promoting, advocating for, communicating about and cultivating the arts makes us very thankful indeed.