“Investing In Your Creative Future!”
led by Arthur G. Swalley, CIMA
TUESDAY, September 8th,
5 – 7PM
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Our Mission Statement
Art Without Limits creates intensive one-on-one mentorships for aspiring Santa Barbara County artists by pairing them with professional artists and business experts to help them succeed in their chosen art form. We encourage emerging art organizations by acting as their fiscal sponsor until they acquire their own not-for-profit certification.
Mentorship is usually a one-on-one process where an experienced person takes someone under their wing to help train them to fly on their own.
Mentorship is having someone who believes in you so you can believe in yourself.
Mentors say “You can!” not “You can’t.”
Mentors are a shoulder to cry on when the going gets rough and someone to hug when the going gets good!
Mentors guide you, they don’t do it for you.
Art schools teach the skills and technique of art forms, but generally they don’t teach what to do when the student has graduated. That’s where we come in.
Whatever Happened to…
Schools have reduced art classes in our economic crunch. Most of what remains are primarily “test-able” subjects, and many children are discouraged from looking into creative careers because they are not considered “profitable”. Students with a real eye for the art world are at a major disadvantage. Before, artists used to learn their trade by apprenticing to masters. Today, the world is different, and we have to do something about it.
We believe that within the artists lie the creative solutions to the world’s problems. Creativity balances the technological world we live in.
We provide one-on-one mentorships in any art form. Each mentorship is unique, trusting the creative path that evolves with the relationship. Our goals include increasing the individual art skills of the artists and helping them gain knowledge of the business skills in order to lead to a successful career. We listen to our artists and adjust our programs as the needs arise. The process has far exceeded our wildest dreams. We are so proud of what our artists and mentors have accomplished so far, and we know that they are on the road to success!