SEATTLE PARKS & REC
Seattle WA // November 9 - 21
These events are funded by the Arts in Parks program. During the month of November, community members might notice a bright blue 1959 Shasta camper trailer in their neighborhood park.
Flo Ware Park - Nov 9 - 11, 11a - 3p
First Hill Park - Nov 12 - 14, 3 - 7p
Ballard Commons - Nov 16 - 18, 11a - 3p
Lake City Mini Park - Nov 19 - 21, 3 - 7p
Milwaukee WI // October 25, 2018
We collabed with Gener8tor’s art business incubator Fellowship.Art to jury their $60k in awards and the inaugural cohort of artists. Then we posted up at their plaza to meet with Fellowship.Art applicants and hosted a fireside chat about unique art business models.
Appleton WI // October 23 - 24, 2018
We rolled into Kinnektor Con to emcee the conference and the business pitch contest, and hosted a panel on unique business models and open office hours for attendees.
Oshkosh WI // October 16 - 18, 2018
We’re here at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh to do class visits, a business pitch contest, and ask the students “What art/culture/design/music would you like to see on campus?”
FARM ART DTOUR
Reedsburg WI // October 13 - 14, 2018
Is there a new way to value agriculture? We barnstormed the dairy state of Wisconsin to answer the question, "What local food would you be willing to pay double for? We parked our mobile recording studio here in the unglaciated city of Reedsburg. A driftless area characterized by high bluffs, agricultural valleys, and record flooding this year. The FarmArt DTour is part of Fermentation Fest is a celebration of growth and decay. Across 50+ miles of roads, performances and installations illustrate the cycle of life and death.
UNIV OF ST THOMAS
St Paul MN // October 10 - 22, 2018
We’re here at University of St Thomas in St Paul MN to give open office hours, workshops on value proposition, and help students submit to the Fowler Business Concept Challenge!
GREAT LAKES ARE GREAT!
Muskegon MI > Milwaukee WI // October 18, 2018
Big thanks to Lake Express for sponsoring our ferry across Lake Michigan. We just landed in Milwaukee WI from Muskegon WI!
ART PRIZE 10
Grand Rapids MI // September 17 - October 7, 2018
We’re set up at the DeVos Place for ArtPrize 10 in Grand Rapids MI. We’ll be touring the city with the ambulance looking for your stories of art & business!
ARTISTS TEST LAB
Detroit MI // September 7 - 16, 2018
We're here in Detroit MI to tell the story of this classic working class design city. We’ve begun releasing Motor City podcasts on Ellen Rutt, Rosemarie Wilson, Dabls Olyami, and more! Check em out!
Toledo OH // August 4 - 6, 2018
We made a pitstop in Toledo to catch the closing of Bozarts F.A.R.M., a longstanding alternative artist run space. We parks at the 72 hour art & music marathon and talked with artists and performers til 4 in the morning. Stay tuned for some dispatches and vids.
Berea KY // August 31 - September 3, 2018
We were invited to post up at the Artists Thrive Summit in Berea KY, home to more artisans, crafters and bluegrassers per capita than any spot we've ever seen. Stay tuned for podcasts with The White Stitch, GYST-Ink, Renmeleon, and more!
Nashville TN // July 25 - 29, 2018
We're posting up in Nashville to get the scoop on Isle of Printing, Ranger Stitch, I Saw the Sign, Mas Tacos, the Arts & Business Council, and more. Stay tuned for podcasts!
LITTLE 5 POINTS
Atlanta GA // July 15 - 20, 2018
We popped into Atlanta to grab interviews with Junkman's Daughter, The Neon Company, Sister Louisa's Church (the bar), PercGod & Don Yella, and MASSCollective. Stay tuned for podcasts!
Savannah GA // June 17 - July 10
Savannah GA is a contradiction of high & low, church going people in seer-sucker & late nite open container wanderings. We stopped to interview ShopSCAD, Sav Film Co, and several club runners. Stay tuned for podcasts & docu-shorts.
St AUGUSTINE LIGHTHOUSE
St Augustine FL // June 15, 2018
What began as a detour became an epic happenstance. While checking out a lighthouse we bumped into kindred spirit Roger Bansemer, virtuoso painter and host of "Painting and Traveling". We posted up at his place and interviewed him about a life of hot air ballooning, RV-ing and being only painter to visit the sunken Titanic!
MILLS 50 DISTRICT
Orlando, FL // June 17-21, 2018
Popping back to the "real world" of downtown Orlando we documented the true culture of a low key, high touch community of creatives. Brendan O Connor of Bungalower, Jenny De Witt of Townie Tourist, Jordan Eichenblatt of Brunch Bros, and Nick Sambrato of Mama's Sauce to name a few!
Miami FL // June 15, 2018
We just HAD to kick in Miami one more time. This go round we interviewed Diego Orlandini of Wynwood Coloring Book and Aimful Media, and Lolo Reskin of Sweat Records and PBS' Art Loft. Stay tuend for a mini-doc from Yahoo News on this excursion!
Beverly MA // April 10, 2018
We figured out a "mobile" Mobile Incubator! We brought the "Pop-up Basecamp" to Endicott College to engage the students from the Visual Performing Arts Center, the Van Loan School of Professional Studies, and the Angle Center for Entrepreneurship. Open office hours and class visits culminated in a public presentation of arts business models.
Fort Lauderdale FL // April 1, 2018
As part of the Fort Lauderdale Art Walk, Culture Hustlers rolled up to park at ArtsUP! in FATVillage. We met hundreds of artists and designers, and visited dozens of studios. Stay tuned for lots of cool footage and dispatches!
Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator
Miami FL // March 31, 2018
Florida International University has a lots of resources for artists & entrepreneurs, and we're here to meet with students on business models in the arts, design & culture sector. Check out FIU's StartUP initiative and the Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator, and stay tuned for some possible collabs down the road.
Boston MA // February 2 - April 10, 2018
A showcase of arts business models from across the US including: painter and prankster Derek Erdman (Chicago, IL); metalsmiths Gabriel Craig & Amy Weiks (Smith Shop of Detroit, MI); multimedia artists Kristen Farr (San Francisco, CA); typographic sign-makers from Tieton Mosaic (Tieton, WA); and artists from the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center (Española, NM).
Miami FL // December 3, 2017 - January 29, 2018
Sponsored by an anonymous donor, Culture Hustlers toured the art fairs during Art Basel talking with artists, collectors, galleries, and parrotheads. Stay tuned for Culture Hustlers podcasts with Miami's visual arts leaders.
Sarasota FL, November 28 - 29, 2017
Brought by Ringling's innovative Business of Art & Design program, Culture Hustlers will have open office hours with Ringling students, class presentations, interviews, club meetups, pitch sessions, and more.
Art in odd places: NOISE
Orlando FL // November 10 - 12, 2017
Heading south for the winter, Culture Hustlers will install at NOISE: Art in Odd Places, a public art and performance festival in Orlando FL. During the weekend long event, the Mobile Incubator will record a Culture Hustlers podcast with the artists of NOISE: Art in Odd Places.
Harvard’s zone 3
Allston MA // October 24 - November 2, 2017
The Mobile Incubator will be installed at "The Grove" in Allston MA, providing open office hours for artists and entrepreneurs to stop by for conversations, to get free business counseling on creative endeavors, and to conduct podcast interviews. This visit to Allston is supported by Zone 3, is a Harvard-sparked initiative to further activate and energize Western Ave with creative programs, events, and retail.
BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Boston MA // July 20 - October 21, 2017
Culture Hustlers will interview business owners, thought leaders, and civic representatives in Boston's cultural sector. Presented by the Boston Center for the Arts and sponsored by the City of Boston and Eastern Bank.
September 2016 - January 2017
A 15,000 mile beta ride across the US. Thank you to the following orgs for sharing their stories.
Mighty Tieton, TedX Richland, DrewBoy Creative, Scrap Tri-Cities, Nez Perce Tribal Enterprise Office, Future West, Aspen Art Museum, ParaLabs LLP, Anderson Ranch, Warm Cookies of the Revolution, WestwoodArtWay, Tocabe, ParaLabs LLP, Unreasonable Institute, Celestial Seasonings, Center for Rural Affairs, Cosmic Films, Kemper Museum, City Museum, Missouri Botanical Garden, North Central Economic Development Association, Southern Minnesota Housing Partnership, Good Root Growers, Valkyrie Brewing Company, Incourage Community Foundation, Worm Farm Institute, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, South of the Border, Charleston City Market, Rail Trail, Galaxy Modern, The Garden School, Bodie State Historic Park, Meow Wolf, Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, Art Cave at Origin, Chinati Foundation, El Cosmico, Texas Arts Commission, Rio Claro Studio, Project Row Houses, Houston Art Museum, Crystal Bridges, Wal-Mart Museum, Hotel 21C, Crosstown Arts, Civil Rights Museum, Grand Ol Opry, Hatch Show Prints, Music Row, Calliope Arts, American Sign Museum, Jungle Jim's, Palace of Gold, and more.