Saturday, April 8, 2017: REGENERATIVE PRACTICES

How can we make the arts more sustainable? What can we do as individuals to renew our energy and passion? What can we do as a network to support each other? How can we tap into our own and the field’s capacity for resiliency? What can we do as leaders of programs and organizations to encourage a healthier arts ecosystem? Each project team will be encouraged to connect with members of the EAP/SFBA network at large who have contributed to the ongoing work of advancing each of these issues.


  • Understand own growth areas, limits, organization and communication style, and when to step up / step back
  • Develop a personal mission statement including values and goals for professional and personal development
  • Articulate individual strategy for personal and professional sustainability/resiliency; Articulate how this strategy supports the health of the sector

Guest Speakers



Readings & Assignments

The Busy Trap by Tim Kreider
Escape the Tyranny of the To-Do List by Beth Collins on LinkedIn
Music to My Ears by Akaya Windwood

Reading reflection questions:

  • What are some key themes that emerged from the articles? And how does that play out in your own professional or person life?
  • What are the biggest stumbling blocks to balance in the arts?
  • How might artists and arts organizations participate in ongoing rejuvenation practices?