Forbes, Impact Investment — and the Arts

Never expected a major business magazine to cover impact investing in the arts and creative economy? Must mean it’s a great idea!

In fact, Forbes magazine dubbed Upstart’s founding partner Laura Callanan and Kelley Lindquist, CEO of Upstart’s partner Artspace, as entrepreneurs who #ChangeTheWorld.

You can read the article. You can watch the video. You can listen to the audio podcast (while keeping your New Year’s resolution at the gym….)

Find out why the creative economy is more than 4% of the US GDP, but art and culture are 0% of impact investing. And what’s being done to close that gap.

“Impact investing can unlock capital that allows artists
to accelerate their creative endeavors, enhance
the impact of their work and, in certain cases,
create sustainable social ventures in the creative economy.”

– Jack Meyercord, Head of Impact Investments at Bienville Capital