You Are Invited! – ArtWorks Open House on January 21

COME to our OPEN HOUSE on JANUARY 21!

It’s a New Year and we have a New Office and a New Partner

So we are inviting the ENTIRE TRIANGLE ARTS COMMUNITY in to see our new space and help us celebrate!

We are creating a space to bring the Triangle arts community together and kicking it off with an Open House on Wednesday, January 21. Join us at The Frontier from 4-7pm to tour the space, learn more about Triangle ArtWorks and our work, and socialize with other members of the Triangle arts industry.

Arts Now
will be there taking pictures, engaging with social media and creating some fun! They are an engaging media platform that works to give the Triangle more access to the abundance of artist in the Triangle.  Check them out here.

Representatives of other organizations that serve the arts business community will also be on hand to provide information on their services. And we will be taking your input on future programs and services, as well as ideas for our new partnership with Research Triangle Foundation.

This is the first time that the entire Triangle arts community, for-profit and non-profit, individuals and groups, all disciplines, have been invited to come together as a community.

Don’t miss this event! Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the future of the Triangle Region and the Triangle arts industry!

The Open House is FREE, but registration is necessary. Directions and registration are here
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More about ArtWorks New Space at the Frontier

 

A Central Space for ArtWorks and the Arts Community

On January 5, 2015, Triangle ArtWorks moved into an office in The Frontier at 800 Park Offices Drive in Research Triangle Park.  The Frontier is the first building in Research Triangle Foundation’s (RTF) new Park Center concept.  RTF envisions The Frontier as a space where people can gather, network, and innovate across boundaries – a perfect place for Triangle ArtWorks.

As a practical matter, this location provides ArtWorks an office that is central in the Triangle, making it easier for staff to serve the arts industry in all five counties of the Triangle.  It also allows us to have a central location for meetings and events, that can be more easily accessed by artists from all sides of the Triangle, which has been a challenge, to this point, for us and our work.

New Resources and Opportunities

This move gives us more than just a great location.  As part of this move, ArtWorks has begun working collaboratively with RTF to develop methods to bring the Research Triangle Park community together with the Triangle arts community to expand and ignite the work of both.  The Research Triangle Park is an important component of what makes the Triangle an amazing place to live and work.  RTF has spent the last year working to reinvent RTP for the future, and is looking to create new spaces and places, such as Park Center and the Frontier, but also wants to start doing things in a different way.

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The window of the main lobby of the Frontier sums up RTF’s goals for the space.

As part of their underlying beliefs, RTF states “We are dreamers, believers, planners and creators. We imagine what the world could be and then roll up our sleeves and make it so. This is where ideas are nurtured; where we’re free to look out over the horizon and dream big; where asking, “What if…” is the norm.”  We at Triangle ArtWorks know that this is what artists do every day. So bringing the RTP community and the arts community together just makes sense.

Part of Triangle ArtWorks mission is to create new resources and opportunities for the Triangle arts community as an industry group. ArtWorks research into community needs show that the arts community needs new venues to perform and show their work, they need more opportunities to expand their work and to discover new ways of approaching their work, and they need to reach new audiences.  They also need more opportunities to come together as a group, or by arts discipline or interest, to learn, network and share resources.

Through our new office location and our partnership with RTF, we will not only have a place to bring the community together, we will be able to work with RTF to create opportunities to, for lack of a better word, SMASH the Triangle arts community and the RTP tech/biotech/engineering community together and see what new things happen.  We have lots of ideas and plans for programs and events that would allow these groups to network, work together, support each other and take both communities in new directions. There are model programs globally for such work, but the Triangle region should be a leader in this work. We can’t wait to get started and look forward to your participating in this work!

Have questions? Want to learn more? Want to get involved? Email us!

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