Zoe Markle ’23E (MM): Artistic Cooperatives: The Future of Artistic Organizations

This research project aims to investigate the governance, decision-making processes, revenue streams, and finances of a range of artistic nonprofits, collectives, and cooperatives. Through conducting interviews with various organizations, the researches hope to gain insights into their structures and practices. The project goal is to develop a structure for arts organizations that uses a cooperative model to combine the aspects of both nonprofit and for-profit businesses, while prioritizing fiscal sustainability and social equity.