Creative Standard

Creative Standard

Big Medium is pleased to introduce Creative Standard as its newest partner program. Creative Standard is partnering with Big Medium to carry out its mission to fortify and promote the creative, professional, and economic success of local artists.

The focus of Creative Standard is to convene artists regularly; provide information, opportunities, and resources through a digital hub; and to create and maintain standards of professionalism and integrity for the creative community to adhere to and uphold. Creative Standard will offer monthly programming, ranging from networking opportunities, to workshops, to panel discussions, and the standards will be an ongoing set of public documents informed by the artists and the community they serve.


2018 Events

April 18, 6:30-8pm The first Creative Standard gathering of 2018 invites artists to meet with fellow creatives, discuss their artistic practice, opportunities, personal and professional growth, and contribute to the creation of the Creative Standards. Following the meet up there is a Fusebox Festival performance by AKIRASH in the Big Medium Gallery.

June 6, 6:30-8pm Artist Jieun Beth gives an artist talk on her current exhibition, Innocence in Silence, in the Big Medium Gallery.

June 20, 6:30-8pm Calder Kamin, Artist Liaison for City of Austin Small Business Program, speaks about her own practice as an Austin artist and presents about professional development opportunities available through the City of Austin Small Business Program.

July 11, 9-10am Coffee Chat featured speaker John Riedie of Austin Creative Alliance speaks about the current state of Austin's creative community and how to address the issues at hand.

July 25, 6:30-8pm Learn best practices for the East Austin Studio Tour from Big Medium Director of Programming Jordan Gentry.

August 8, 9-10am Social practice artist, performer, and painter, Arnoldo Hurtado is August's Coffee Chat featured speaker. Hurtado aims to educate audiences of their systemic and social impacts on communities of color, through performance, storytelling, and community forums.

August 22, 6:30-8pm Tax specialists will lead a presentation to equip artists with necessary knowledge on sales tax procedures.

September 5, 9-10am Ashland Viscosi is September's Coffee Chat featured speaker. Viscosi connects people and ideas, bringing lively energy to all of her endeavors and empowering Austin's creative community.

September 19, 2-5pm Creative Standard's 2018 programming will culminate with a September summit. The event will feature a variety of workshops, panels, and networking opportunities for personal and professional growth.


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Big Medium is funded in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Big Medium is also supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts and by generous contributions from private donors.