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Central Massachusetts is rich with artistic talent, and we are here to make sure it is recognized! Through our Artists Collaborative, our mission is to ensure that local artists have many and varied opportunities for their work to be seen and heard, that our artists know they are valued, and that they are compensated for their work.
Artists in our collaborative will have the chance to be in the spotlight through 3Rivers Arts-sponsored events, fairs, media opportunities, inter-regional collaborations with other arts organizations and local creative economy initiatives.
Collaborative working relationships are intrinsic to the vitality of the creative economy, and we are developing strong strategic creative partnerships with artists and businesses to create tourism and help local artists gain exposure.
We’re also working with many other regional arts organizations - and together we’re brainstorming ways that we can work synergistically to increase our collective reach and launch collaborative programs.
We welcome all types of artists and performers, visual, dancers, musicians, poets, anybody who considers themselves a creative type, to join our arts collaborative and we’ll figure out a way to help build awareness around your work. We invite you to share your ideas, give of your time, and help us build a collaborative that best serves YOU, the artist.
"3Rivers Arts opened up amazing possibilities for me. I joined fresh into the game as an artist and they immediately helped me to get my art out there. From forming connections with local business, like a show of my work I had at the local café, to putting my art into 1000 households in the area with a mailer I designed, the Artist’s Collaborative has been on my side supporting my art & business. I’m not even a year in and I know more projects are already lined up I’m excited to be a part of."
--Chris Cyr, Artists Collaborative member, www.plaidcats.com