From Center Stage to Storefront
Fishtank Performance Studio
Heidi Van | Kansas City, MO | Microenterprise
What you do:
Collaborate, edit and debut ideas. Artists & writers here are committed to the aesthetic risk-taking. KC’s teeniest theatre, a showcase of wild invention.
Your big news in 2013/2014:
Rauschenberg Foundation Seed Grant, three years, $10,000
Which Resource Partners have you worked with?
Entrepreneurial Scholars Program at the Bloch School
Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts
Why Kansas City?
This is where I live and choose to make my living as an artist. I sort of fell into this space and learned how to operate a store front, a theatre, a cultural center and a small biz on the fly!
Who helped you build your business?
Peregrine Honig, David Ford, Hadley Johnson, other artist entrepreneurs who are physically making and selling their products in the international marketplace.
What makes Kansas City a great place to start and grow a business?
I have a personal connection with people and I feel responsible to them and they support me. Your handshake is worth something.
How do you create Kansas City?
Tell us over at www.wecreatekc.com.