The Hub & Spoke collective, of which Iconography is a proud member, announced some major news today - that the collective has secured it's first major donation, a $100,000 gift from the Rasmussen Family Fund, and that it is looking to hire a development and communications manager to help build out its operations and find additional sources of support for the shows in the collective.
This is culmination of recent activity the collective has undertaken to incorporate as a non-profit organization. It's just the beginning of the journey, though, as Hub & Spoke's board - alongside the communications manager the collective will be hiring - will seek out further donors that will help support the independent shows in the collective. That's right, all the shows in Hub & Spoke are still completely independent and creator-owned, including Iconography! But being an independent creator isn't easy, and we've all long been wanting to take the step of formalizing the bond between our shows such that we could provide all the creators in Hub & Spoke with concrete assistance. And now that step has been taken, in a big way.