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Are you an emerging artist with a community practice and are unsure what skills you need to grow your career? Make a Thrive Five Pizza and find out!
Instructions: As you answer each question, take note of how many slices you received to see which Thrive Five you've got down and which you still need to get.
Whether you're mixing beats or making cardboard robots, a creative practice involves working with a medium to express new ideas and interpretations about the world.
Do you have a creative practice?
Often referred to as soft skills, dynamic communication and attentive listening are some key aspects of facilitation.
Do you have a style of facilitation that is unique to you and builds dynamic and welcoming spaces?
An Anti-Oppression lens is an understanding of complex systems of oppressions that affect specific groups of people and identity expressions.
Do you use gender-fluid pronouns; understand the language of Anti-Oppression; provide transparency on your position of power or vulnerability; and use consent and community agreement protocols to create safe and welcoming spaces?
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No artists makes art in a vacuum. Building a rapport and trust with other artists, organizations, and your participants is establishes a network of support, be it professional, creative, intellectual, or emotional for you to tap in to as much as contribute.
Can you identify a group (or groups) of people who you consider to be part of your ‘community’, where you access as much as offer support such as opportunities, resources, mentorship, and care?
Leadership in the Arts
While broadly defined, leadership in this context refers to a set of professional skills related to project accountability and capacity building. Skills such as grant writing, project management and coordination, financial literacy, administrative, and strategic visioning are essential to a creative practice of any kind.
Have you successfully received a grant, or an opportunity to lead a project, and have continued to gain opportunities for 1 - 3 years?
Amazing! Grab a slice and...
You just got another slice!
Congrats! You got a slice!
How full is your Thrive Five pizza?
Did you get all five?
Congratulations! You’ve mastered the Thrive Five and are on your way to professionalizing your community engaged arts practice.
No problem! Learn more about the Thrive Five to better understand what you may need to get ahead as an community engaged artist. Good luck!
Great! Grab a slice!