Starry Night’s founder, Monika Proffitt, created an innovative hybrid of business and not-for-profit models by taking what she had, reconfiguring what she saw, and then adding her own twist. She calls her model the Arts Related Social Business. In this presentation, Monika talks about the humble beginnings of Starry Night Programs and the organization’s revolutionary Social Business model.
Monika- a working artist herself- gave this presentation at the Alliance of Artist Communities annual conference in October of 2013. It explains how her experiences and passions led her to start Starry Night Programs. If you’re dreaming of a way to give back to the world while sustaining your own practice, Monika’s insightful considerations, resources, and her own business model may serve as invaluable tools. If you’re just curious about what’s behind the scenes of Starry Night, this will help explain how the Little Residency That Could came to be. Maybe you’ll even find some new ways in which you can take what you’ve got and execute on your own personal or organizational mission to create more of what you want to see in the world.