What is the Creative Sector Strategy?

Artists working together to increase prosperity, vitality, inclusivity and connection across all sectors through the arts; establishing our region as a thriving community with an elevated quality of life for all who live here and visit Lane County.

 

WHY FOCUS ON THE CREATIVE SECTOR?

HERE’S WHY…

       

By Lane Workforce Creative Sector Strategy Director: Ashley Espinoza

ARTS IN ABUNDANCE

NEW DIRECTIONS, NEW PERSPECTIVES WITH THE CREATIVE SECTOR STRATEGY GROUP 

        

By Mikael Krummel for the EUGENE MAGAZINE

announcing the launch of the creative sector     

Article by LIORA SPONKO, LANE ARTS COUNCIL AND CHARLY SWING, ARTCITY for Eugene Chamber of Commerce, Open for Business, Sector Strategies

Get Involved!

We are continuously growing our team of committed artists, business-people, and other arts professionals. If you would like to be a part of this Creative Sector Strategy work, please contact Becca Schaefer at becca@lanearts.org.

Creative Sector Strategy

The Creative Sector Strategy group is made up of representatives of the arts community across disciplines, facilitated by ArtCity, Lane Arts Council, and Lane Workforce Partnership.

We hope to work with Lane County community stakeholders, including artists, arts groups and organizations, educators, media, businesses and government agencies to strengthen and grow our creative sector.

In doing so, we hope to increase prosperity, vitality, inclusivity and connection across all sectors through the arts; establishing our region as a thriving community with an elevated quality of life for all who live and visit here.

Read about Creative Sector Strategy in the media:

Our Vision

  1. Increased prosperity and success for local artists, arts groups, arts businesses and businesses that support artists

  2. A culture of health and vitality for our community (in Lane County)  through arts education and exploration

  3. A Defined local identity through expanded opportunities, events and platforms for arts experiences that tell the story of who we are and what we value

  4. Connected and supported neighbors via building a hub for local creative talents to be shared and expressed across all artistic disciplines

  5. A represented voice of the arts in conversations and interactions with other sectors and stakeholders

Outcomes and Strategies

  • Build a community and network of artists across creative disciplines

    • Facebook groups and networking events for artists

  • Raise up the perception and value of local arts in our community

    • Arts Media Campaign

  • Improve income and opportunities for local artists

  • Promote professional development for local artists and stronger arts businesses

  • Collect data on the arts sector

Artist Feedback Sessions & Survey

In November 2020, Lane Arts Council, ArtCity, and the Creative Sector Strategy group called all artists – visual artists, musicians, theatre artists, literary artists, dancers, designers, makers, and all creatives – to share what resources and opportunities are most needed during this unprecedented time. Feedback was given through livestream sessions as well as a survey. The feedback received has informed local arts organizations on how to best support artists and ultimately, uplift the arts in our community. READ THE REPORT to see our main findings from this research into Lane County’s creative community. The Artist Survey is ongoing. You can PARTICIPATE IN THE ARTIST SURVEY HERE.

Current Initiatives

  • Lane County Artist Feedback Session and Survey Report

  • Building a community and network of artists across creative disciplines

  • Raising the perception and value of local arts in our community

  • Improving income and opportunities for local artists

  • Promoting professional development for local artists and stronger arts businesses

  • Collecting data on the Arts Sector

  • Events include: Artist Feedback Sessions, Arts Media Campaign

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