Piedmont Arts          
AIR Shift Workshop
1/20/20 thru 1/22/20

January 20, 2020 • 3 – 7 pm
January 21, 2020 • 8 am – 5:30 pm
January 22, 2010 • 8:30 am – 3 pm
Piedmont Arts

Sponsored by The Harvest Foundation

Register by Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Creative people learn business skills and business people get more creative.

The AIR Shift Workshop uses hands-on collaboration, design thinking, and business planning to help grow creative communities and economies. Discover new ways to think about the power of creativity and challenge your mental models about art, business, community and money. Take the mystery out of business planning. Strengthen your creative muscles and entrepreneurial mindset. Practice design thinking and prototyping.

The local community wins when everyone works together.

Skilled facilitators lead small groups through exercises that produce hands-on experience in collaboration, planning, and challenging our mental models about art, business, money, and community. It’s totally unique in bringing together emerging and professional creatives and business folks for a collaborative learning experience.

Shift Workshop participants work together quickly to design and plan implementable projects for their community that focus on raising the value of arts and creativity. Projects have a one-year timeline and less than $10,000 budgets to ensure their local success.

Examples of projects that have been implemented include: streetscape designs, youth farmers market, Pop-up STEAM shop, hiking trail wayfinding, youth-run coffee shop, barn quilt trail festival, suicide prevention campaign, and business creativity training.

Pre-registration required. Scholarships available. To be considered for a scholarship, email hburton@piedmontarts.org.

$50 per participant