Our goal is to build a unique organization as a hub for the creators of our community. We want to increase access and artists’ capacity through resources, professional development, and promotional tools to elevate their economic growth and community engagement. By helping remove barriers to access that many demographics face, we will help empower our creative community to find sustainability in their careers – in any discipline. ELEVATOR Artist Resource is well-positioned to connect directly with a vast network of artists, community-based organizations, and supporters.
Courtesy: Fund for the Arts; Photo: John Nation
Greater Louisville’s artists & creators are vital to our community’s cultural fabric and our region’s economy. ELEVATOR Artist Resource was founded to support our creative community and increase artists’ access to opportunities. We currently have two distinct channels for individuals to discover and directly support our artists & creators:
ELEVATOR Artist Resource is leading the new Artist Relief Trust, a coalition-led initiative working to provide emergency assistance to artists in need who have lost work due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 related closures & cancellations. We welcome individual contributions to help support this essential program.
ELEVATOR has joined forces with Culturalyst, a New Orleans-based start-up that is building a national network of local artist directories, to bring you Culturalyst Louisville: an online directory for artists of all disciplines residing in the Greater Louisville Area. The directory is public and searchable by medium and genre, among other attributes. Individuals looking for artists & creators– whether for gigs, commissions, or collaborations– can use this resource to discover and connect with the right artist for the job. Fans and admirers of individual artists can also use the platform’s “Support” feature which enables direct payment to, and patronage of, artists using your choice of secure digital payment methods.
We’d love to be able to update you on ELEVATOR’s progress. Let us know if you’d like to be involved further.