114: Serving the arts as a business segment with Beth Yerxa of Triangle ArtWorks

Do you think of your art as a business? More broadly, do you think of the arts community as a business sector? In this episode, I’m speaking with Beth Yerxa, the Executive Director of Triangle ArtWorks.

In this episode, Beth talks about the origin, purpose and programming of Triangle ArtWorks, in particular their newest professional development program, Artswell and Artswell TV (located on YouTube).

Beth Yerxa, Executive Director of Triangle Art Works, in her home in Raleigh, July, 2010.

Beth Yerxa  is Executive Director of Triangle ArtWorks, a nonprofit serving the arts as a business segment in the Triangle Region of North Carolina. In this role, Yerxa works with other economic development, small business, and arts service organizations to ensure that Triangle artists have the resources they need to thrive, and to increase the visibility and power of the arts community as a business segment. Through her work, Beth is helping the broader community – as well as the arts community itself – to shift their view of the arts from “charity” to business sector.

This interview was recorded on March 28, 2020; we do discuss the COVID-19 pandemic.

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