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building academic and economic opportunities for the creative industries of the Inland Empire of Southern California 

 
 

education

Professional development, arts education, and skills training programs for the creative economy.

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market

Exhibition, marketing, and sale of locally produced cultural, artistic, and design goods.

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makerspace

Workspaces and technology labs with professional equipment, tools, and computers.

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Partners

Join us in building a coordinated network of community partners across the Inland Empire.

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Resources

Online directory, job posting, studio locator, consulting services, resource library, and more...

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Education 

To strengthen and broaden our local arts community, The Arts Area organizes educational programs aligned with the needs and aspirations of students, artists, arts and cultural institutions, and creative industry businesses. Including programs in arts education, professional development workshops, and business services training , in conjunction with community organizing and outreach programs and events.

 

Market Place 

A regional economic center promoting innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship in all stages of production, exhibition, marketing, and sale of locally produced cultural, artistic, and design goods to support the local creative economy.

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Makerspace

The Arts Area is working with regional partners on the development of an arts-focused makerspace, integrating aspects of an arts center and makerspace incorporating workspaces, classrooms, and technology labs with access to advanced machines, tools, and other professional equipment and computer systems from the fields of fine and applied arts, computer science, engineering, and manufacturing.

 

Community Partners

The Arts Area approaches the three pillars of academic, economic, and civic engagement in a holistic manner to connect the disparate components of the community, support existing opportunities to reduce redundancies, and improve the overall health of the local creative economy. The advantages to having a coordinated network of creative industry partners include the ability to pool resources (such as staff time for standard business operations and writing funding proposals), pool buying power, coordinate community efforts, share valuable experience and knowledge, and marketing. Network collaboration will also build improved workforce and internship structures to better support the goals of local artists, academic institutions, and creative industry organizations and businesses. 

The Arts Area is reaching out to organizations and individuals for collaboration opportunities. 

 
 

Online Resources

Online resource library, professional directory, job posting, studio locator, consulting services, and more...