Imaginative + Extraordinary

Arts for Everyone, Everywhere
With more than 26 years of experience behind it, Potluck Arts brings communities and artists together. Founder Jenni Taylor Swain’s unique knowledge of presenting and producing, combined with her love of and expertise in contemporary cross-disciplinary art forms, can help your next arts project, no matter how complex or unusual, achieve its goals.
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Potluck Arts

 Potluck Arts provides consulting services to organizations and artists who have an interest in bringing communities together through contemporary art forms like circus arts, visual theater and street arts.  Potluck offers a range of program development along with arts management and production support services.

About

Jenni Taylor Swain

Founder of Potluck Arts
Juggler of Ideas and Action

 

26 years ago, Jenni began her tenure in the arts as a founding team member of Walton Arts Center in Northwest Arkansas. As the VP of Programming, Education and Outreach she created and advanced mission-based programming strategies that have defined the center’s aesthetic and education vision, a vision that continues to garner respect from the arts presenting field in North America and beyond.

Eager to embrace inclusive audience development strategies and using her 26-year knowledge of arts management and multidisciplinary, movement-focused contemporary arts, in 2016, she founded Potluck Arts – a producer, presenter and advocate of imaginative and extraordinary arts events for everyone, everywhere!

About

Potluck Arts

 Potluck Arts provides consulting services to organizations and artists who have an interest in bringing communities together through contemporary art forms like circus arts, visual theater and street arts.  Potluck offers a range of program development along with arts management and production support services.

About

Jenni Taylor Swain

Founder of Potluck Arts
Juggler of Ideas and Action

 

26 years ago, Jenni began her tenure in the arts as a founding team member of Walton Arts Center in Northwest Arkansas. As the VP of Programming, Education and Outreach she created and advanced mission-based programming strategies that have defined the center’s aesthetic and education vision, a vision that continues to garner respect from the arts presenting field in North America and beyond.

Eager to embrace inclusive audience development strategies and using her 26-year knowledge of arts management and multidisciplinary, movement-focused contemporary arts, in 2016, she founded Potluck Arts – a producer, presenter and advocate of imaginative and extraordinary arts events for everyone, everywhere!

Coming Soon!

Upswing

Check out Upswing, one of the United Kingdom’s leading contemporary circus companies.

More details to come in Fall of 2018.

What we do

Services & Projects

Consulting

Potluck Arts offers a wide range of consulting services and is committed to identifying opportunities for both young and established organizations.

Jenni's Favorite Programs

We seek to build strong, healthy cities by promoting the integration of arts and culture in community revitalization. Here’s a few of our favorite programs to date.

Jenni's Favorite Commissions

Jenni advocates and champions the creation of new artistic work under the belief that arts institutions have a responsibility to participate in the cultural building of communities, society, and world.

Past Potluck Projects

Collaboration with individual artists, companies, presenters & community groups has provided inspiration and partnership in the creation of a vast and varied repertoire.
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Current Projects

This section is for curators, presenters and organizations looking for memorable work to program. Potluck Arts is beginning to work with a portfolio of artists whose work is suitable for both indoor and
outdoor presentation, audiences of all ages and venues of all sizes.

See What We’re Up To

Latest News

Growing Circus Vegetables

As I ride the metro from the Place Capitole in Toulouse to La Grainerie at the Balma Garmont, out the metro window I see acres and acres of community garden plots. I’m reminded of what a dear colleague of mine is always saying about arts presenting, “we must provide...

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Eyes Wide Open

Ever walked into a performance without fully knowing what to expect? It happened to me a Jacksons Lane in North London.  I left with my eyes wide open. Going to Jacksons Lane was a destination in itself, one I was taking because of a friendship I made in 2015 with Ali...

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Where’s Our Circus Hub?

Over the past 40 years, circus arts have transformed, resurging with a 21st century sensibility that, akin to drama, explores narratives and themes. Circus artists are working across arts disciplines incorporating theater, dance and music to tell stories of our big...

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