You don’t need a silver bullet, big check, or a savior.
We help you listen better and ask hard questions.
You’ll find new allies and succeed together.
What makes our programs unique is cross-sector collaboration – we serve artists, business people, educators, and the community together.
We teach design thinking, business planning, and entrepreneurial spirit using the latest business development strategies and tactics.
Assess your creative economy & partnerships
Your community planning & learning together
Help launch your local creative ventures for success
Patrick County, VA
The Reynolds Homestead at Virginia Tech is the State Affiliate serving the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since 2018 Shift Workshops and Evolve programs have transformed Patrick County. Dozens of community members have participated and projects have been implemented that show how community led planning can leverage local resources. The local community created these videos to show how the Shift Workshop works and to showcase the projects that have helped grow the local creative economy and tourism.