Arts Market Survey

Elmira and Corning, New York

Definition

"Artists and Creatives"

We are interested in the needs of all individuals who have a sincere commitment to their art, craft, cultural or creative work and practices in any and all of its forms. If you consider your work to be a form of art or cultural or creative expression, then we probably will too.

Individuals need not make any income from their art, cultural or creative work, or pursue their practice full time. We consider individuals to have a commitment to their art, cultural or creative work if they have or are developing a body of work, have studied or are actively training in their art/creative work, have a desire to grow as an artist or work professionally in their creative field and/or are actively engaged in the creation and expression of their art or culture.

Definition

"Organizations/Groups and Creative/Arts-Friendly Businesses"

Creative and Arts-friendly Business examples include: maker and hacker space, co-working business, recording studios, galleries, film production companies, architectural and graphic design firms, toy makers, digital game designers, art supply stores, bookstores, coffee houses, cafes, retailers of locally made artists’ creations, furniture designer, arts education (art classes/workshops), design and photography studios, casting offices, culinary schools, hair design studios, yoga studios, jewelry design and retail, etc.

Arts and Cultural Organization examples include: dance/theatre companies, artist service organizations, writers’ groups, museums, youth arts/arts education organizations, music/heritage/fringe festivals, artist collectives/cooperatives, choirs/choral groups, historical societies, woodworking guilds, culture bearing and ethnic focused arts, service organizations with arts programming, etc.