AIR is committed to providing support that will increase the long-term success and sustainability of talented artists, their businesses, and organizations. This means increasing incomes at higher than average rates, creating jobs, stimulating community involvement and volunteerism in activities assisting artists, and promoting the regions’ creative economy as a key piece of any economic development strategy—an important factor in a healthy, vibrant economy.
Now artists are quitting their day jobs, reporting higher revenues than ever in their careers and business people want this artist-created curriculum because it works.
AIR will play a strategic role in building arts and culture as an economic engine and help to develop your community into a vibrant arts and culture region by:
- Increasing the capacity, growth, and professionalism of your existing arts and culture industry
- Attracting artists, arts and entertainment businesses, and arts students by offering unique educational programs attached to real-world career paths, internship opportunities, and a strong creative workforce
- Creating a regional identity that draws artists, visitors, arts funders, and patrons, fostering local pride that encourages participation in arts and culture programming.