Through panels, dialogues and interactive events, Economic Revitalization for Performing Artists addressed the financial instability that performing artists face every day. ERPA projects have engaged more than 750 artists and cultural stakeholders, and regranted more than $90,000 to seven ambitious artist-entrepreneurs including award-winning theater company The TEAM, barter network OurGoods.org, composer Nick Brooke, theater ensemble Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant, dance company Equus Projects, performance poet kahlil almustafa, and theater company Stolen Chair.
- Read We Are No Longer Strangers: Four Experiments in Arts & Entrepreneurship, the e-book documenting and evaluating the ERPA program.
- Listen to ERPA podcasts to hear dialogue from past Invention Sessions about the 'new economy' and other mythologies and paradigm shifts in the arts.
This program was generously supported by the The Rockefeller Foundation.