Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat: Activating Artists

Recorded On: 12/09/2019


December 9, 2019 at 2:00PM EDT

Americans for the Arts is excited to bring you a monthly series of informal discussions about supporting individual artists. As part of Americans for the Arts ongoing program, Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists, these monthly "Coffee Chats" are your opportunity to hear from individuals and organizations in the arts and culture field that support individual artists as part of their everyday work. Each month, we will bring you a new topic to support your work with artists. Our topic for this month will be about activating artists.

How can you activate artists in your local community?

Join Edwige Charlot, Providence, RI based artist and strategist, as she discusses activating artists. This conversation will discuss:

  • Activation through Connection - How do we bridge the gap within our creative communities?
  • Activation as Support - What is needed and desired by your arts community and your creative professionals?
  • Activation as Propellent--- How are you connecting the dots to the communities at large, the communities across sectors and discipline?

This project is supported in part by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.


Edwige Charlot

Providence, RI based artist and strategist

Edwige Charlot is the Community Membership Manager at AS220 Industries (Providence, Rhode Island). In her role, she facilities access to affordable, project-based, experiential learning in digital fabrication, printmaking and media arts. Edwige has worked in the social profit sector over the past decade and her previous roles at the Maine College of Art, Creative Portland, Engine both in Maine. Her community engagement and service include being a founding member of the Portland Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum; an advisor of the People of Color Fund at the Maine Community Foundation; and the Artist Thrive initiative at the Tremaine Foundation. She earned her BFA in Printmaking from the Maine College of Art. 


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