Photo by  Bob Osias

When I think about holding space for art and artists, I believe there are some key considerations. 

How do you create capacity? How do you foster and nurture their development? How do you provide a viable platform? How do you keep the art at the center?

There is great joy in helping to facilitate the presentation of that art to an audience. Careful thought goes into how that is done and how is it done in a way that allows the artists the greatest opportunity to thrive. Nowhere in there is a centering of self. Ego and pride about anything other than the way that space serves the art and engages audience is detrimental and counterintuitive. When the art and artists thrive the community is fed, when the community is fed the space is successful, when the space is successful then more artists are cultivated, and in that your vision and work is celebrated. 

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea” 

Antoine de Saint-Exupery