For twelve years, the Arts Incubator of Richardson (AIR), focused on obtaining a facility for artist studios, music and theater rehearsals and meetings. While seeking funding, AIR created popular community programs such as Ricochet Richardson Arts and Music Festival, Pop-Up Art Shows, Storytelling Festival, and the AIRTime interview series. AIR activities were live events. COVID-19 rendered in-person events impossible. In order to survive, grow, and expand its reach, change was necessary.
As of March 2021, we are now AIR4arts.
Embracing the digital age, AIR4arts seeks to inspire and nurture the development of emerging artists and innovators. The organization offers a platform through which to share the fruits of creatives’ efforts with the community. AIR4arts serves as a greenhouse for creative endeavor, taking a spark of imagination, nurturing it and helping it resonate in the delight of possibility.
AIR4arts has established a virtual headquarters on Walkabout Workplace. Other new technologies and platforms are being explored. Programs which educate, mentor and honor creatives, arts and artists are being introduced.