Monday, September 24, 2012

Beet Street wants you to help spread the word about the Arts Incubator of the Rockies

My arts pals at Beet Street south of the border in Fort Collins, Colo., are looking for some savvy online types to spread the word about the Arts Incubator of the Rockies (AIR). I wasn't shocked to learn that there are some 280,000 artists and creatives in the Intermountain West. In fact, that number seems a bit low to me, as I sometimes feel that there are 280,000 creatives in Wyoming alone and they are all trying to call us at the Arts Council on the same day!

I manage the Wyoming Arts Council presence on AIR and I also signed up as Mike Shay, writer. I encourage you to sign up too and, if you're willing, to sign on as a catalyst for the AIR site. The web site, a collaboration between FoCo-based communications company Rocket Jones and marketers One Tribe Creative, is user-friendly. I already tried to break it and didn't succeed!

Here's what Beet Street has to say:
Now that we've launched the amazing AIR website, we need to activate the 280,000 artists and creatives who live in the Intermountain West. Help us build a strong regional arts community by spreading the word about all the AIR programs and website tools. If you love talking to people, we need you!

Help show that our region loves to collaborate and learn together! We need 25 volunteers to help reach out to both local and regional artists, creative businesses, and cultural organizations. To really get our community engaged, we want to get 1,000 free and 300 paid members signed up before the end of the year.

An information and orientation meeting will be held on Thursday, October 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Beet Street office (200 W. Mountain Ave., Suite A). Please RSVP by October 1 to Kerry Miller at and please describe to us in a few sentences your experience/skills and why you'd like to volunteer for this project.

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