BECOME A MEMBER FOR $10/MONTH TO ACCESS ALL CONTENT
The pass includes year round networking hours, access to all artist and creative professional development sessions online, free headshot photo (artists, chefs, bands, professionals), creative and connected networking, arts experiences including music and public art displays, and all education sessions.
CATALYST Collaborative Arts & Maker Space
Professional Development & Education Sessions
Tools for Change
To develop a thriving arts and culture sector in Southern Arizona, we believe in the investment of infrastructure which helps artists, creatives and makers, at all levels of their career, advance their skills, and core competencies in building sustainable and cross-sector opportunities to create and promote their work. The below sessions will provide useful tools for artists at all stages of their career to learn more about what should come next, including, but not limited to: financial management skills, communications skills (verbal, written, negotiation, pitching, public speaking), writing and storytelling skills, bringing their work into the new web based world of social media platforms, and maintaining cutting edge resources and peer learning networking systems.
Arts & Innovation Sessions
The arts go far beyond the world of non-profit organizations and individuals. They are ingrained in each of us every day as we celebrate and communicate through our lives through music, crafts, expression, hobbies, design, celebrations, film, food and creativity. We believe when we place the arts and creativity at the core of innovation, we can foster social impact and change. The arts have the opportunity to address and provide solutions to confront, make visible, promote discussion and reflection, show possibilities for action, develop and expand sustainable, alternative approaches and solutions in our communities. Through collaborative cross-sector work, we can see this vision towards tangible growth. In these sessions, learn more about the intersection of arts and business, healthcare, economic impact, building a stronger creative class, reinventing our education ecosystem and social change.
Creative Placemaking Sessions
Creative Placemaking is an evolving field of practice that intentionally leverages the power of the arts, culture and creativity to serve a community's interest while driving a broader agenda for change, growth and transformation in a way that also builds character and quality of place. Artistic and cultural activities strengthen a community, particularly when they reveal and celebrate its character and identity. These sessions are designed to inspire and educate attendees about the power of coming together to make social, physical and economic changes in their neighborhoods through the arts and culture. This is known as creative placemaking, a vital spark that brings a neighborhood to life, making it a place where things are happening, and people want to be.
Collaboration, Networking & Advocacy