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!

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Upswing

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

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.

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Latest News

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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I’m flying!

Last week I boarded a plane to England for who knows how many times, a dozen, perhaps more. As I settled into my seat and prepared for the trip ahead, I was flooded with the memory of my very first flight overseas. At 20, recovering from a broken heart, I made the...

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So long, it’s been good to know ya!

So sang Woody Guthrie as the dust bowl moved people westward. And so too do our acrobats move, although eastward in a cloud of gymnastic chalk, to an American new circus mecca, the Ringling International Arts Festival in Sarasota. It's a happy-sad day in the Potluck...

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