ArtSpark and Aspiration Tech team up in SF this week!

Hola from ArtSpark in San Francisco!  We’re here with our amazing tech partner, Aspiration Tech, to co-host two events this week on how artists and arts organizations can sustain their work with online and in-person sustainability strategies (e.g., audience development and engagement, community participation, fundraising, networks/partnerships, etc.).  Two “ArtSparkers” from ABQ will join us here in SF for the festivities,  Michelle Otero and Julia Mandeville,  so there will be sharing and learning across communities as well. The events are: 1) a social mixer/meet-up on Thursday, January 26th; 2) a learning event on Friday, January 27th.  Both events are FREE/NO CHARGE

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Enter 2012!!!

It’s been three (3!) years since ArtSpark was hatched (for real) rather than remaining a vision and aspiration.  Every year we’ve had triumphs and mistakes, yet ArtSpark has stayed true to its mission of “igniting widespread creative expression.”  The wild state of U.S. and global systems (economy, politics, education, healthcare, + activism!) has challenged us, but our trajectory remains clear as we collaborate with diverse artists and arts organizations to discover strategies that support sustainability (keeping creativity and art-making alive and kicking, making a decent living as an artist, continuing to present and produce artists, etc.).  These successful strategies have

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