Through Irrigate, we’re testing the idea of a Doer Team (so named because they DO things) – working in collaboration with U7, a business support collaborative of the Neighborhood Development Corporation. This team of three Irrigate artists use their creative problem solving skills and artistic sensibilities to assist small businesses on the Green Line with practical solutions to businesses’ issues and opportunities. Our hope is to bridge the space between marketing and art making by investing in artists to use their problem solving and creative skills to develop concrete solutions to specific problems.
The current Doer Team is comprised of Troy King, a hip-hop artist, Emily Stover, a landscape architect, and Mike Fitzsimmons, a muralist. The businesses they are working with include: Earth’s Beauty Supply, Mi Linda Tierra, Bangkok Thai and Ugaso Grocery.