Creative Standard Overview

Fortifying and promoting the creative, professional, and economic success of local artists.



The focus of Creative Standard is to convene artists regularly, provide information, opportunities and resources, and to create and maintain standards of professionalism and integrity for the creative community to adhere and uphold. 

Creative Standard offers monthly programming, including Coffee Chats and Professional Development Workshops to fortify and promote the creative, professional, and economic success of local artists.

Coffee Chats

Coffee Chats feature leaders in the creative community sharing their personal and professional experiences to inspire others pursuing careers in art. These gatherings always occur from 9 – 10am on Thursday mornings at Canopy.

Professional Development Workshops

Evening events are professional development presentations addressing topics identified by members of our creative community. Artists share their needs through a survey and Big Medium organizes the events based on the responses. These workshops invite experts on various issues to educate artists on best practices and success strategies.


Important Dates

Coffee Chat | M.E. Larson
Thursday, August 8, 2019
9 – 10am 

Grant Writing with David McMichael
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
6:30 – 8pm

Coffee Chat | International Exchange
Thursday, September 5, 2019
9 – 10am

Overcoming Scarcity Mindset
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:30 – 8pm (RSVP required)