Your creative and professional development deserves clarity, connection, and support from people who have the knowledge and expertise to help you pursue your calling.
We are bringing together a diverse group of creators, educators, and lifelong learners who want to redefine what a viable, balanced, creative life looks like in 2020.
with people who share your intense passions for creating meaningful things.
with a diverse group of creatives as we develop our creative and professional practices together.
what works and what doesn't when it comes to designing a viable creative career path in an ever-changing cultural and economic landscape.
The drastic transformations going on in the creative and cultural economy today are unprecedented and overwhelming. There has never been more opportunity for those committed to creating meaningful things, but also less stability financially, technically and culturally. Formal credentials and degrees are losing their value at an exponential rate while the value of core skills and knowledge that define what creatives do is only increasing.
We understand that solutions to constantly shifting creative and professional obstacles lie in the authentic connection between open, empathetic, brave, generous, and creative people (Artnerds!) who are capable of collaborating with one another in order to master interesting and useful things.
Using community design best practices and member-focused systems we will tap into the collective intelligence and experience of our members (including you!) in order to help one another continuously develop and master our creative and professional lives.
We have no interest in seeking permission from gatekeepers in order to access the continuous learning required to keep our practices relevant and strong. We cannot afford to wait for slow-moving, non-responsive, siloed, authoritative organizations to play catch up in order to teach us how to design a viable, creative, and meaningful life path.
Artnerd Society is designed first and foremost as a system for you to foster a meaningful connection with and learn from other artists and creatives. We have no desire to constantly interrupt your day with a constant stream of advertisements, jealousy-inducing lifestyle photos, or insane articles forwarded from your great aunt who just discovered Breitbart.
Membership to our Artnerd Society includes:
In order to keep our community as accessible and diverse as possible, the core membership of Artnerd Society is free of charge. Like any community of practice the more you put in, the more you will get out of it. Even if you never pay a cent, we ask that you contribute your knowledge, time, energy and creativity to one another in order to make the community as strong and useful as possible (When MOMA buys your work for 3.8 billion you can purchase a paid course).
If any of that sounds familiar then you, my friend, are definitely an Artnerd. You belong here and are welcome, One of us!
I hope you will join us and add to the strength and diversity of voices within our Artnerd Society.
Thanks for showing up and see you inside.
Jeff Tyack - Artist, Educator, and Founder