Justin Beatty: Creatively Navigating Our Cultural Sector in Today’s World

ValleyCreates Working Capital Grant program grantee and artist, Justin Beatty of Hadley, makes visual artwork based on his worldview as a person of Anishaabe (Ojibwe) and African American heritage. Listen to Justin share how he came to Western Mass, his explanation of the native land in Western Mass, an overview of his artwork and what inspires it, and how COVID affected his livelihood as an artist.

The Working Capital Grants for Artists, in partnership with MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists, pairs a $1000 mini-grant with one-on-one coaching and online financial and business resiliency webinars focusing on navigating a post-COVID cultural sector.