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.
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.
RELIEF FUNDS + RESOURCES:
- The Orange County Arts Commission Page has a long list of support resources for artists, arts industry workers, arts nonprofits, and art organizations whose livelihoods have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Check it out.
- Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund (Musicians)
- Durham Artist Relief Fund
- Durham Arts Council Artist Recovery Fund
- NC Artists Relief Fund
- Orange County Arts Relief Fund (NC)
- Chatham County Artist and Art-Worker Relief Effort (NC)
- Covid-19 Freelance Artist Resources
- Emergency Funds (All Art Forms)
- Parent Artist Advocacy League Emergency Fund apply
- Parent Artist Advocacy League Emergency Fund donate
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