Before Create Tuscaloosa, there was no program to help local artists run the “business” side of their business. Seeing a need, local businesses, organizations, and individuals have partnered to deliver those resources for anyone who needs them.
Nicole Hampton, a Tuscaloosa lawyer working in intellectual property, and Ruth O’Connor, owner of O’Connor Art Studios, both saw an informational gap that needed filling. They agreed that artists could benefit from the type of legal knowledge Hampton had to offer. For individuals specializing in the arts, easy access to this knowledge would be valuable.