Artarie – Your Lifeline to Arts & Culture

Chad Cheek, Owner & Chief Curator of Artarie and Eric Swaim Director of Partners & Programming

October 28th 2021 – Momentum Meetup

Chad and Eric met up with us this week to discuss Artarie, an online streaming platform based right here in Winston-Salem. You can watch the chat on our YouTube Channel.

Due to the impact of suspension of live performances and the closing of cultural venues, arts patrons are seeking access to the experiences they have always enjoyed – from the comfort and safety of home. This need expedited a passion project of Chad’s: Artarie. They work with various arts organizations to present content that can be streamed for subscribers. They even feature special, ticketed events and free videos. In the future, they will add live events or perhaps a hybrid filmed event pieced together for a more curated experience.

Think- the Netflix of Arts and Culture

Eric Swaim

The platform offers subscribers access to learning tools like recordings with famous writers, how-to videos. But, also offers recorded live experiences like the opera or a ballet performance. Students at UNCSA were able to host their performances on Artarie so their families could still see them perform, from a distance.

This platform is an excellent place for arts or cultural organizations, even artists, to showcase their work. Artarie will help organizations grow their audiences and keep them engaged. We agree that after the world begins to transition back to in person events this new platform will continue to enrich our lives.

“It is an easy-to-use, cost-effective platform that removes the cumbersome technological infrastructure surrounding content delivery. Arts organizations are also able to establish, maintain and enrich engagement with their patrons.”  

Chad Cheek

Arts lovers interested in subscribing to Artarie receive a free, 30-day trial, after which the service costs $8.99 per month/$84.99 annually for unlimited streaming of archival content. But for our members theres an added perk! User promo code CCE10, in honor of our tenth anniversary this year, to get your first 2 months at 50% off!

Support Your Local Businesses During COVID-19

As most of you know small businesses are being negatively impacted by COVID-19. However, there are ways that we as consumers can still support our local businesses. Here are some innovative ways small businesses in the area are adapting to this disruption.

A/perture Cinema: Although we can no longer physically go to the movies, this local indie theater is letting you stream films from the comfort of your own home through their virtual cinema setup!

Bookmarks: This nonprofit bookstore has allowed you to now order online! They have also moved many of their events to virtual meetings.

Buie’s Market: Don’t want to go inside the grocery store? No problem! This grocery store now has online ordering and curbside pick up!

Camel City Goods: This boutique sent their ‘Resilient’ coffee mugs and other goods to Winston-Salem hospital staff members! Check out their shop online!

Camel City Woodworks: They have made inspiring yard signs to uplift the community during this time.

The Humble Bee Shoppe & Bakery: Craving any sweets? This local bakery now delivers!

Jenni Earle: Check out how this brand is teaching you how to use their bandanas as makeshift masks!

Machine Gun Graphics: This screen printing business has been creating special edition products that support other small businesses in Winston-Salem.

The Porch: They are offering a stay at home care package for members of the community who cannot leave their home. You can also arrange to send a meal to your favorite nonprofit shelter, hospital, or medical office!

Swipeby: This Winston-Salem based curbside food pickup service has tremendously helped local restaurants meet the demand for takeout. Read more about their efforts here.

Tea and Toast: Tea and Toast are offering to make tea bundles and will ship them to you.

Navigating Your Business from Home

At the Center for Creative Economy, we understand how difficult it may be to navigate your business and even your personal life during these uncertain times. We want you to feel supported and know that we are still here for you.

Here is a list of resources to assist you:

How to Stay Connected to Your Customers During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Small Business Resources During COVID-19

The Essential Business Survival Guide in a Crisis

Resources for NC Businesses | COVID-19

How Women Entrepreneurs are navigating the effects of COVID-19