What we're about

Visual artists, writers, musicians, designers, architects, and other creative professionals dealing with isolation, frustration, overwhelm, being asked to work for free, and/or uncertainty about how to move to the next level with their creative career, despite skill in craft, determination and vision.

Network, laugh, support one another, find community and learn skills to more easily thrive. Make a living, make a life and make a difference with your creative gifts, together!

Each month there will be a short educational presentation on a core professional development topic, followed by introductions, food and drinks and networking/socializing, all in the nurturing and beautiful setting of the Ashland Art Center.

Hosted by creative career coach and creative business teacher, Patricia Morrison, who has helped hundreds of creative professionals to create thriving creative practices and careers. Learn more about her at www.InnerFireOuterLight.com .

Upcoming events (5)

Thriving Creatives Networking & Learning Gathering

Ashland Art Center

Training Topic: TBA (Comment below about what you want to learn!) Bring your business cards/postcards and your shining self to make friends, learn skills to grow your creative career to the next level and support your fellow artists, writers, musicians and other creative professionals. Snacks and drinks provided (inc. gluten-free, low glycemic, and plant-based options). We will begin with a short training, then introduce ourselves and our work briefly and finally have time to chat, eat, drink and get to know each other in small groups or 1-on-1. Note: $5 suggested donation to help cover the MeetUp fees & Snacks/Drinks for all. Thanks!

Thriving Creatives Networking & Learning Gathering

Ashland Art Center

Training Topic: TBA (Tell us what you need below) Bring your business cards/postcards and your shining self to make friends, learn skills to grow your creative career to the next level and support your fellow artists, writers, musicians and other creative professionals. Snacks and drinks provided (inc. gluten-free, low glycemic, and plant-based options). We will begin with a short training, then introduce ourselves and our work briefly and finally have time to chat, eat, drink and get to know each other in small groups or 1-on-1. Note: $5 suggested donation to help cover the MeetUp fees & Snacks/Drinks for all. Thanks!

Thriving Creatives Networking & Learning Gathering

Ashland Art Center

Training Topic: TBD Bring your business cards/postcards and your shining self to make friends, learn skills to grow your creative career to the next level and support your fellow artists, writers, musicians and other creative professionals. Snacks and drinks provided (inc. gluten-free, low glycemic, and plant-based options). We will begin with a short training, then introduce ourselves and our work briefly and finally have time to chat, eat, drink and get to know each other in small groups or 1-on-1. Note: $5 suggested donation to help cover the MeetUp fees & Snacks/Drinks for all. Thanks!

Thriving Creatives Networking & Learning Gathering

Ashland Art Center

Training Topic: TBD Bring your business cards/postcards and your shining self to make friends, learn skills to grow your creative career to the next level and support your fellow artists, writers, musicians and other creative professionals. Snacks and drinks provided (inc. gluten-free, low glycemic, and plant-based options). We will begin with a short training, then introduce ourselves and our work briefly and finally have time to chat, eat, drink and get to know each other in small groups or 1-on-1. Note: $5 suggested donation to help cover the MeetUp fees & Snacks/Drinks for all. Thanks!

Past events (7)

Thriving Creatives Networking & Learning Gathering

Ashland Art Center

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