“So, we need to make a greater effort in keeping artists in our cities; otherwise they leave because they can’t afford it. And arts are what makes the city livable, no matter how much wealth you have. It’s not the condos and the fancy cars. It’s the beauty and the culture, the community, all those things.”
In this segment, Laura Callanan describes how Upstart Co-Lab got its start and how it works to create opportunities for artists as innovators, collaborators, and agents of social change. The New York group links artists addressing issues like criminal justice, the environment, and urban resiliency with entrepreneurs, impact investors, and sustainable companies in an effort to attract capital for creativity.