Ashland Viscosi, Creatives Meet Business
Ashland founded Creatives Meet Business (CMB), an event and podcast series in Austin for creatives of all disciplines to define themselves as “artists” and “creatives” AND “small business owners” and “entrepreneurs.” The event series helps creatives–filmmakers, dancers, graphic designers, photographers, web designers, writers, and anyone wanting to make a living as a “maker”–learn how to become sustainable in their artistic craft. She also hosts, produces, and edits the Creatives Meet Business podcast and helps folks one-on-one with goal planning and various endeavors.
Ashland values collaboration and accessibility of knowledge and information and wanted to create something unique for the community; something that hadn’t been done before. Want to know what it is? If you’re reading this bio, you should be able to guess….it’s CMBXP!
Before founding CMB and dedicating her time to community building and transformative educational events, Ashland worked in film and production. She has produced several short films including the festival hit “Rat Pack Rat” (Sundance 2014 – Special Jury Prize for Unique Vision, SXSW 2014), and she was a Production Consultant for “TOWER” (SXSW 2016 – Documentary Grand Jury Winner & Documentary Feature Audience Award Winner).
She LOVES connecting people (both individually and into CreativeTribes), brunch, cheese plates, and conversations. Invite her to brunch or happy hour if you want to chat!