Creating opportunity and driving innovation. The Arts Catalyst program provides organizational resources that support growth and innovation at small arts and cultural organizations throughout our region. Set up in a cohort format, the Arts Council brings together leaders to share best practices, learn from experts and, ultimately, create stronger organizations.

Cohort I

Driving innovation at Arts Centers. Five arts centers were brought together to identify an innovation goal that would help them serve broad audiences within their community. Each organization spent a year working with a business volunteer to help them achieve their goal.

Cohort II

Strengthening small organizations. Small Arts and cultural organizations often have a BIG impact in their community. We’re helping them gain the skills needed to create a strong organization that will be able to serve the community for many years to come and providing access to a professional grant writer to help grow their organization.