Like many performance-based things, doing the show is the easy part. Putting the show together? That’s hard.
Networking & Community
The fest pairs performers with hosts to showcase artists in non-traditional venues where the public can discuss art.
When Richard Florida took the mainstage at last year's Americans for the Arts conference in Portland, Oregon, the woman next to me—we had never met—leaned in with an immediate response. "Hubba-hubba," she murmured in my direction. The Carnegie-Mellon University professor of economic development had come a long way since the publication of The Rise of the Creative Class in June 2002.